Last year, Pantone chose the luxurious Ultra Violet for their annual Color of the Year selection. Now, they’ve announced the 2019 Color of the Year: the bright yet inviting hue Living Coral (PANTONE 16-1546). Warm, smooth and joyful, Living Coral is an “animating and life-affirming” color that “energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.”
Living Coral joins a range of “Color of the Year” selections from other companies, including PPG’s 2019 favorite, Night Watch, to paint a lush and approachable picture of this year’s color trends. On its own or paired with a complementary hue, Living Coral is an excellent way to bring mellow warmth and on-trend color to your home this year. Let’s take a look at a few ideas for incorporating this vibrant and welcoming hue into any space.
Embolden Your Walls
Whether you like Living Coral as a vivid and dramatic focal point for your space or prefer to use it as a complement to your already-bold color palette, transform a room in your home by simply painting it with Living Coral. This salmon hue is more than just a fun choice for a girl’s bedroom—it’s an inviting option for a dining space, living room accent wall, bathroom or even kitchen. Tone it down with other colors, including warm gray or tan, or punch up the impact with complementary hues such as deep teal and gold.
Warm Up Your Décor
Add color and liveliness to a room that features predominantly neutral, earthy tones with pops of coral décor. Throw pillows, curtains, area rugs and accents in this sun-kissed color are perfect for creating a harmonious look when paired with colors like mahogany, rust, sand and sea green.
Accent Your Surfaces
Living Coral embodies one of nature’s most vibrant natural colors, making it a great accent option for a variety of design styles and palettes, including earth tones, nautical colors and jewel tones. Brighten your faux wood kitchen floors by opting for coral-colored walls. Contrast your brick-look tile fireplace with vivid coral décor. In a bath or kitchen, coral looks modern and lively against warm, trendy countertop options including white quartz and gold-veined marble. For a bold look inspired by the sea, pair a dark, dramatic granite with Living Coral accents that will make it pop.