Pantone of the Year 2019: Living Coral

8th January 2019

January may not be the most inspiring of months but Pantone always have a way of brightening things up when they announce their ‘Colour of the Year‘ – and boy, they haven’t disappointed with this year’s winner.

Pantone 16-1546 Living Coral has been hailed as a ‘vibrant yet mellow’ colour which ’embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment.’

Living Coral ‘welcomes and encourages lighthearted activity’ and ‘symbolises our need for optimism and joyful pursuits’ whilst embodying ‘our desire for playful expression.’

This life-affirming hue to set to dominate all areas of design for the next 12 months, so what do you think? Will you be introducing this colour to your home? Here are some top tips….

In a recent online article, Elle Decor wrote, ‘even though coral is so bright and bold, it’s something we’re seeing people embrace on a larger scale. It’s the kind of colour you could paint a whole room. It would look great in an entranceway or a bathroom.’

If you’re feeling brave, why not go for it and paint or tile your entire bathroom in this animating colour? However, if you haven’t got the budget to overhaul your entire bathroom, introducing coral coloured accessories to a white bathroom would look equally as striking.

Got a wooden floor anywhere in your house? Living Coral compliments all shades of wooden floors beautifully, so why not throw a rug down in your living room to create a lively atmosphere (a coral rug would also look great on a black and white tiled floor!)

If your kitchen is white, why not paint the cupboards or island (if you have one) in Coral? Take a look at our Pinterest page for lots of kitchen inspiration!

Living Coral is a fantastic colour for painting, or tiling, floors and is particularly great for making smaller rooms look bigger. So, if you have an en-suite bathroom or a box room you’re not sure what to do with, why not paint or tiles out and add a splash of colour to your interiors.

For more inspiration on how to introduce this vibrant to colour to your home, check out our Pinterest page.

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