Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year | Living Coral

 
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Each year, The Pantone Color Institute puts in legwork and research to determine the best cross-industry visual color identity to saturate our world and embolden our strategies. Living Coral is Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year, and we are all over its effervescent energy. Read on for colorful inspiration and practical advice of how to incorporate this brilliant color into your own home.

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Design  Colombo & Serboli Architecture |  Photographer  Robert Ruiz

Design Colombo & Serboli Architecture | Photographer Robert Ruiz

As the year nears a close, we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. That light has a shade to it, a warm, golden, optimistic hue that invites us into 2019 with a whole new set of eyes for timeless design trends to enliven our spaces. Full speed ahead in inspiration mode, we are tapping into color. We narrowed down our favorite paint colors to complement 2019’s shades and rounded up our designer’s room picks so that you can easily add joyful tones to your home. Get ahead of the curve and be the first to explore this striking pick for the new year.

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Try Pairing Coral & Red for a harmonious, colorful Combo

It’s safe to say we are obsessed with the images we’re seeing of paired red & coral. Here, we pulled Coral Glow by Benjamin Moore and Habanero Chile by Sherwin Williams’ to match some of our favorite inspiration that takes full advantage of this colorful trend.

Aside from eclectic furniture and dateless decor, color is a major creative leap at every stage in the design process. Once you master your ideal shades, everything seems to fall into place.  Symbolizing a pursuit of playfulness, expression and a desire for social connection in a world of digital immersion, Pantone’s Living Coral choice for 2019 invites us to tap into our youthful spirits and embrace get-togethers. It’s heartwarming, bold yet poised and works particularly well with housewares and interiors to inspire connection and one on one togetherness as it mimics nature’s vividity.

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Dark, medium & Light Coral Paint Picks

Our favorite light, medium and dark shades of coral work great on their own or as a trio, as shown below. Dark is Adobe Orange by Benjamin Moore. Medium is Coral Glow by Benjamin Moore. Light is Koral Kicks by Sherwin Williams.

When we heard about the Institute’s pick for the new year, we had to obsess a bit (ok, a lot) over its incorporation. Minimalism and pastels of 2018 are stepping down to invite a fresher, brighter shade into the spotlight. Read on to learn how to tap into this color’s versatile range of moods -- from bright and fresh to moody and saturated.

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Living Coral is: Eclectic, Energetic, Youthful, Dynamic

We love Living Coral for its eclectic, animated, energetic vibe that awakens that nostalgic, childlike wonder within us all. Even if you’re not feeling coral for the entire room, it’s an ideal splash of color in accents of the home.

Richard Gibbs and Randy Harelson |  Photography   Laurey W. Glenn

Richard Gibbs and Randy Harelson | Photography Laurey W. Glenn

Elevate the bedroom walls with a fresh, uplifting neutral and abstract artwork with pink undertones, or cozy, soft-shades of pillows.

Coral hues of all depths complement well with earthy woven fabrics and rattan. It’s carefree, effortless and stylish, especially when it lives next to natural wood stains. Add in brass and gold, and it takes on a whole new boho 1970s vibe (light and groovy is always a good idea.)

Design  Colombo & Serboli Architecture |  Photography  Robert Ruiz | Vent   Hood  Catalina by Faber Air Matters

Design Colombo & Serboli Architecture | Photography Robert Ruiz |Vent Hood Catalina by Faber Air Matters

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Living Coral is: Moody, Stylized, Refined, Wise

We love when sunny, life-affirming shades pair with moody hues and dark finishes. Uplift your space by incorporating coral with polished nickel for an elevated look. Go edgy and bold by complementing the bold shade with gunmetal or matte black fixtures and finishes.

Design   Studio Esteta  (Fonda Bondi Store) |  Photography   Tessa Ross-Phelan

Design Studio Esteta (Fonda Bondi Store) | Photography Tessa Ross-Phelan

Color blocking works particularly well in darker rooms, so plan on picking out artwork that looks modern and airy with lines to match - think: grays, navys, pops of pink and deeper browns. Incorporate Coral into your favorite rugs to inject some cozy golden vibes to your living room or kitchen. Our ideal timeless room design? Pair darker suedes and leather chairs with light, white tables with chrome finishes and refined modern decor in lamps, side tables, and dressers.

Zharah Navy / White Rug ($189.00 - $1,339.00)

Design   Stella Concept  (Omar's Restaurant in London)

Design Stella Concept (Omar's Restaurant in London)

 

Sometimes, you have to let the color do the talking - especially when it has a warm personality. Pantone’s Color of the Year is a global snapshot of the times, a reflection of current attitudes the world over. Living Coral reflects the current ascending energy as we move into the new year-- it's bright yet refined, youthful yet moody. It’s an accent shade and a full on statement color. Add cheery glow in your home this year with our fresh picks (and get ready to see coral everywhere!)

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SHOP THE LOOK

From moody & saturated to Light & Bright, shop designer created rooms inspired by Pantone’s 2019 color of the year, “Living Coral”


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