How to use Pantone’s Colour of the Year Living Coral in your home in 2019

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Every year we eagerly anticipate the arrival of Pantone’s Colour of the Year, and 2019’s didn’t disappoint! Living Coral is a bright and airy shade that contrasts the more subdued, neutral colours we have seen from other brands like Benjamin Moore and Dulux. The colour is a reaction to the onslaught of digital and social media that we encounter in our daily lives; the playful shade of Living Coral encourages lighthearted activity and socialisation outside of the digital world. This shade is the bridge between nature and the online world due to its role in the natural world and trend-setting presence on social media.

“PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral emits the desired, familiar, and energizing aspects of color found in nature. 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.”
— Pantone

Rather than simply showing you examples of Living Coral, we thought we’d give you some ideas on how you can incorporate this shade into your home. From coral-inspired interiors to home accessories, this is your Living Coral interiors guide.


Living Coral Home Ideas

Due to the sociable, playful nature of this colour, it is most at home in living rooms and other communal spaces. It creates an energetic space that encourages communication and meaningful interactions with others. Below are some of our favourite Living Coral homes; they range from bold interiors to rooms that have been subtly uplifted with pops of bright coral.


Living Coral Furniture & Home Accessories

If you love your neutral interiors scheme but want to add some on-trend colour then switching out some of your furniture and home accessories for Living Coral alternatives is a great solution. We love the look of coral sofas in otherwise minimalist homes or bursts of coral cushions scattered on neutral sofas or bedspreads.


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