Using the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year in E-Learning #214

Using Living Coral by Pantone in E-Learning #214: ChallengeRecap

Pantone just announced their 2019 color of the year! The color is Living Coral and Pantone describes it as "An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge."

Using the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year in E-Learning #214

Whatever you think of Living Coral, this color will significantly influence design, fashion, and consumer products for the upcoming year.

Now that next year's color is locked in, e-learning designers can start playing with creative ways to work this warm and nourishing color into their e-learning projects.

And that’s what this week’s e-learning challenge is all about!

How to Use the Pantone Color of the Year 2019

To help you get started using this year’s color, Pantone has created five different color palettes and recommended color harmonies using Living Coral.

How to Use the Pantone Color of the Year 2019

You’re welcome to use any one of these color palettes for your template.  Don’t feel as if you have to use every color in the palette. Pick three or four colors from a palette and use those as the basis for your designs.

And if you really want to simplify your color palette, stick with tints and shades of Living Coral.

Working with Tints and Shades

One of the easiest and safest ways to create a color palette is to start with a base color and use tint and shade values for the secondary colors.

Tints are created by mixing values of white with your base color while shades are created by mixing values of black.

Working with Tints and Shades

Challenge of the Week

This week your challenge is to design an e-learning template or interaction using Living Coral as the primary color.

Your slides can be static or built out as working interactions. Your goal is to work from a single color and show how you will carry that color across your design templates.

NOTE: Your entry can be anything from a rough concept to a polished example. The challenges are open to everyone, regardless of experience or skill level. If you need technical or creative help with your project, please ask in our forums and reference the challenge number you’re working on.


Did you share an example in one of the previous color challenges? If you did, that’s great! Thank you.

Feel free to use that example as the starting point for this week’s color challenge. There’s nothing wrong with reusing the same example with different color palettes.

To get an idea of what course designers shared in previous color challenges, check out the following challenges:

Last Week’s Challenge:

Whether you choose to color inside or outside the lines in this week’s challenge, take a few moments to check out the drag-and-drop process interactions your fellow community members shared over the past week:

Using Drag-and-Drop for Process Training

Using Drag-and-Drop for Process Training #213: Challenge | Recap

Wishing you a coloriffic week, E-Learning Heroes!

New to the E-Learning Challenges?

The weekly e-learning challenges are ongoing opportunities to learn, share, and build your e-learning portfolios. You can jump into any or all of the previous challenges anytime you want. I’ll update the recap posts to include your demos.

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