For the Love of Living Coral

The color of the year according to Pantone® is here.

Every year, we take a moment to stop and recognize the fashion and design world’s precursor to color—the Pantone color of the year.

The queen of color for 2019 is *drumroll, pleeeease!* …Living Coral.

Pantone describes its peachy pigments as animating and life-affirming, with a golden undertone that energize and enliven with a soft edge.

The full, rather philosophical description is:

Vibrant, yet mellow, Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment.

In reaction to the onslaught of digital technology and social media increasingly embedding into daily life, we are seeking authentic and immersive experiences that enable connection and intimacy. Sociable and spirited, the engaging nature of Living Coral welcomes and encourages lighthearted activity. Symbolizing our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits, Living Coral embodies our desire for playful expression.

Representing the fusion of modern life, Living Coral is a nurturing color that appears in our natural surroundings and at the same time, displays a lively presence within social media. – Source pantone.com

All of that said, let’s talk about how to work with Living Coral in your home. It’s a beautiful accent color that offers a breath of fresh air for drab digs everywhere. Whether on a wall or an accent chair, or countless options for accessories, it can totally be the spark of color that changes the entire vibe of a space. With the long-living popularity of grays and blues, especially, Living Coral offers a way to add color while still sticking with stylish neutral backdrops.

Where to start?

Freshen up! Seeing a Living Coral swatch instantly inspires a bathroom makeover. Fresh, bright colors — towels, hand soaps, bath mats, and shower curtains would be stunning in Living Coral to brighten up where you clean up.

Welcome color. Your front door is the first glimpse of your home’s style. It’s very trendy right now to highlight doors, inside and out, with color. Alongside a neutral exterior paint, Living Coral would be a unique, fresh burst of color for your front door. What better way is there to welcome your guests with style? Not feeling that frisky? Try it inside first. Pop Living Coral on a bedroom door and pair it with off-white trim around the door frame. Et voilà! An instant transformation for your interior with a simple coat of paint.

Soften up. Fluff your way into the trend with some new pillows. So simple, yet such a dramatic difference. Adding Living Coral pillows to a tired sofa or chair will add lightyears of style, and freshen up how you feel about your furniture.

Accessorize and shine. Rugs, curtains, and comforters were made for Living Coral. Sprinkles of this hue in any accessory, in any room, are beautiful and versatile. It doesn’t have to be overwhelming, just enough to show off its shining shade. A little bit goes a long way to amp up the liveliness of any space.

So, the ‘coral’ of the story here is, a little bit of brightness goes a long way… and Pantone’s color of the year is where you will see the light, so go get your color on!