Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2019

With the New Year officially underway, we wanted to share some of our thoughts on Pantone’s recently-announced color of the year for 2019: Living Coral. This energizing and bright coral color “symbolizes our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits” as well as “embodies our desire for playful expression” according to Pantone. It’s certainly bright and colorful and while it doesn’t quite fit in with our typical design wheelhouse, we still found some fun ways that we think it could be incorporated into your own home if you aren’t exactly ready to cover your entire living room wall with this lively hue.

Colorful Pop on your Front Door. Front doors are a fun and easy way to give your entrance a face lift because it’s simple enough to swap out if you change your mind, so you might as well try something bold! Living Coral is definitely adorable on these front doors!

Bold Trim Color. Give your built-in shelves or trim a bold pop of Living Coral to liven and energize a space.

Patterned Upholstery. Living Coral as a patterned upholstery adds a fun element of contrast on a chair or sofa.

Art, Accessories, and Accents. If you like Living Coral but want to incorporate it only in small doses, artwork, pillows, and accessories are a great way to do so–here are some of our favorites!

Wallpaper. We’re obsessed with this Cole & Sons “Fornasetti” wallpaper (and really wanting to use it!) and love how the coral painted door complements the subtlety of the coral fish–so fun!

And, if you’re feeling like you do want to cover your walls with this years’ color trend, here’s a few more spaces that we love that have embraced Living Coral for all of it’s bright and energizing glory.


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