Furniture And Decor Inspired By Pantone’s 2019 Color Of The Year: Living Coral
Pantonejust announced their 2019 color of the year is Living Coral. They describe it as “an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.”
Designers are very excited about this choice including Aurore Martial of Domus Venus who told me, “After Ultra Violet last year, we’re definitely entering into an era of warmer and happier tones. Earthy tones are really in vogue, reminiscent of the 70s color palettes.I think we see a lot more of these pastel warm colors these days that are easily combined together to create beautiful mixes. I’d happily put it next to green shades or desert tones. It’s good to see more life coming in, this Living Coral is breathing a fresh air of happiness in interiors, hopefully, people won’t be as scared of using color in their homes too. If they are, and still want to stick to neutrals, the coral could be used as a nice contrasting color on accessories or woodwork.”
As Martial explained, this color might the mood-boosting shade we all need in our homes right now, “I like the addition of ‘living’ next to coral. It makes the traditional coral tone brighter and more invigorating. I almost feel in spring when I see it, yet it feels quite soothing too.”
How To Add Coral
An orange guest room.ALEXIS RODGERS
Alexis Rodgers of Home with Alexis saw this trend coming and used for the guest bedroom of homeowners Allison Weiss Brady and Chip Brady. She shared her key to using this modern color in a traditional space. “Every room has limiting factors; the challenge and the fun is how to use them to the room’s advantage. In this case, it was how to create a serene bedroom retreat in a small space without sacrificing color. This featured bedroom is the guest bedroom, and we wanted to infuse it with a vibrant, positive energy without overwhelming it. This careful balance of power is how I would describe the color coral: invigorating without overwhelming.”
She chose this specific color for the room because, as she explained, “The patterns and the colors energize the room while maintaining a sense of serenity. Living coral is an awesome color. Done right, it gives you a fresh and invigorating feeling. You may not have relaxed at the beach today, but you can retreat into this bedroom and feel like you did.”
How To Do Living Coral Right Now
While Pantone’s official color is about to be everywhere, there are plenty of furniture and decor options available at this very moment. While these are not the exact shade, all of these items are a great stand-in and capture the same fun, soda pop vibe.
Pottery Barn Morgan Banded Bedding
A classic style with a 2019 twist.POTTERY BARN
With sheets and a duvet available, Pottery Barn’s Morgan Banded Bedding is an upscale way to incorporate subtle hints of coral into a bedroom. For those who want a hint of color or are afraid to go bold, this 400 thread count organic cotton set will help you sleep easily and stylishly.
Tommy Bahama Cypress Bay Towel Set
This orange towel set is anything but dry.TOMMY BAHAMA
The bathroom is a safe place to add color—especially colors that might not be present in other rooms. The Tommy Bahama Cypress Bay Towel Set, which has two hand towels, bath towels and washcloths is an instant way to brighten the space up. Furthermore, at just $50, it’s an excellent value.
Wayfair Sunnyside Woven Patio Chair
This chair rocks.WAYFAIR
Designed for indoor and outdoor use, this boho-chic patio chaircouldn’t be more on trend right now. The black legs are easily accessorized with black, white, grey or even tan pillows.
Wayfair Granger Wool Hand Tufted Orange & Ivory Area Rug
Coral on coral.WAYFAIR
This rug from Wayfair shows just how sophisticated orange can be. The wool is a little more muted and darker than Living Coral, but provides a similar splash. The coral design on the coral rug is very meta.
Perigold Patent Leather 5 Piece Decorative Book Set
Faux books are really stylish.PERIGOLD
This book set reads as a great way to add a small amount of color to shelves or even kept on a side table or coffee table.
Inside Weather NOX SOFA
A warmer orange.INSIDE WEATHER
Inside Weather is a new brand that offers customization options for all of their products. The NOX SOFA is available in several colors including Poppy Orange. The textured fabric is a bit darker than the Pantone color, but still adds sweet warmth.
Chilewich Shag Heathered Floormat
This floor mat has many uses.CHILEWICH
Living Coral or any orange is perfectly paired with grey making this floormat a wonderfully modern way to blend the two colors together. Durable and easy to clean, it is made for high traffic and potentially damp areas like an entryway, mudroom or the kitchen floor.