For the last 20 years, Pantone has influenced colour trends throughout a variety of industries. From fashion to graphic design and, of course, decor, each year the creative industries are on the edge of their seats waiting for the next big thing in colour.
And the choice this year is already making a huge splash!
The Pantone Colour Of The Year 2019 is ‘Living Coral’; a stunning blend of warm-toned pink and orange. The shade is vibrant and expressive without being too over the top, while the coral reef connotations bring a warm and tropical feel.
Living Coral is bold, bright and beautiful – perfect for bringing a fun pop of colour into the home. From pretty pink accessories to coral wallpaper, here is how you can use Living Coral to make a statement in every room in the house.
Coral in the bedroom
For a quick and easy way to bring colour into your bedroom, look to your soft furnishings. Throws and cushions are perfect for showcasing current trends without making a huge commitment, and the bedroom is the perfect place to take advantage of this. Choose some bold coral bedding or, for a more subtle injection of colour, opt for a couple of coral scatter cushions to display on your bed.
Coral in the kitchen
With most kitchens having a neutral colour scheme, it can at first seem difficult to work in brightly coloured decor. However, creating accents with colour is perfect for transforming any dull kitchen into a vibrant, cheerful place.
Look out for bright coral kitchen appliances, such as toasters and kettles, to bring a colourful, retro vibe into your kitchen. Coral glassware is also a great way to jump on board with this trend: treat yourself to some cocktail glasses with coral detailing, and leave out on display in your kitchen to really make an impression.
Coral in the hallway
A hallway can also be a difficult area to decorate, due often to a lack of space for furniture and accessories. Plants and flowers, however, are perfect for fitting in even the smallest of hallways.
Flowers in peachy pink and coral shades, such as roses and peonies, are ideal for bringing life – quite literally – into this space.
Coral in the bathroom
If you’re looking for an accent colour for your bathroom, coral works perfectly. Pantone’s shade of coral is lifted directly from nature, evoking images of tropical coral reefs. Mimic this in your bathroom with coral towels, bath mats or shower curtains. For an extra ‘splash’ of colour and style, hang up some coral reef or ocean-inspired artwork.
Coral in the living room
If you’re wanting to inject a fun pop of colour into your living room, there are a number of options. First, how about a fashion-forward Morrocan style rug? Look for a style with red, orange, pink and coral tones to bring warmth and depth to your living room.
Or, if you’re looking to go all in with the Living Coral trend, why not opt for a daring coral feature wall? If you’re feeling brave, a whole wall painted bright coral guarantees to make a statement. Otherwise, opt for a patterned wallpaper incorporating the shade.
For a truly tropical feel, look no further than the Arthouse Vintage Lagoon Traditional Pink Flamingo Textured Wallpaper. This stunning coral wallpaper features an exotic flamingo pattern, ideal for bringing a unique and fashionable edge to your living room.