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Pantone colour of the year - Living Coral

Sunlover has released a video celebrating Living Coral, Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2019

Produced by Calypso Reef Imagery film maker and marine biologist Stuart Ireland, the stunning footage shows the Great Barrier Reef regenerating by showering Moore Reef with Living Coral-coloured eggs.

Sunlover's Group Marketing Manager Sarah Butler said she was delighted to discover the coral eggs floating alongside the Sunlover Marine Base last November were the same colour selected by the company that sets the trend for new season colours.

Stuart has been filming the annual synchronised coral spawn every year since 1996 and this year took stunning footage of the coral-pink eggs being released.

“Millions of these eggs have transformed into coral larvae which has settled on the ocean floor to form the next generation of living coral for this spectacular World Heritage area,” he said.

“Hopefully we will see the Living Coral colour among the kaleidoscope of colourful corals and marine creatures on the Reef for years to come.

Designers and others in creative industries will be very familiar with the Pantone Colour of the Year, which has been running for 20 years. When Pantone announced the 2019 Living Coral colour they stated". . .In its glorious, yet unfortunately more elusive, display beneath the sea, this vivifying and effervescent color mesmerizes the eye and mind. Lying at the center of our naturally vivid and chromatic ecosystem, PANTONE Living Coral is evocative of how coral reefs provide shelter to a diverse kaleidoscope of color."

What better way to encapsulate this colour than with the tiny coral spawn that are in the throes of creating new coral for the Great Barrier Reef?

Take a moment and enjoy this beautiful video.

Still hero photo Cristina Bevilacqua from Calypso Reef Imagery