The Pantone Color Institute –the company that revolutionized color matching in design, print, and other industries – has named “Living Coral” as the 2019 Color of the Year. To be more precise, the chosen color is 16-1546 in the Pantone Matching System, considered the “bible” of color matching in the world.
Since 2000, Pantone’s Color of the Year has been used to set new trends in various industries, including interior design. It’s also acknowledged as a representation of the general mood for the year. Living Coral is considered an optimistic color – vibrant, organic, and uplifting – and optimism is certainly something everyone needs plenty of in 2019 or any other year.
If you’re looking to refresh your home’s décor, it’s a good idea to incorporate “Living Coral” and give your home an updated and trendy look. Here are some suggestions on how to go about it.
- Paint your walls in this shade
Living Coral is a bright hue that can instantly make a room look and feel livelier. Bring the optimistic mood to your home by painting your walls in this color. Some interior design experts suggest breaking down the hues that make up Living Coral, specifically pink and orange, and combining these in a room for an even more vibrant effect.
If the shade is too bright for your taste, don’t fret. Living Coral is a great color choice for an accent wall as it goes well with your neutral grays and beiges. It can also create a layer of contrast when used on crown moldings, entry doors, and other smaller surfaces.
- Choose Living Coral-colored countertops
Colored countertops are becoming a trend, and many home improvement stores and suppliers carry coral-toned countertops in granite, quartz, and other materials. You might also want to update your backsplashes and other kitchen trims to go with your new counters.
- Accessorize with the Color of the Year
If you’re not prepared to make drastic color changes in your space, you can add a dash of Living Coral through your accessories. Choose throw pillows, vases, candles, and other home décor in this shade. Curtains, towels, throw blankets, and similar textile items can also do the trick. Living Coral blends well with other colors, including gold, gray, and beige, so feel free to mix and match.
- Liven up the floor in Living Coral
Carpets and rugs in this color can instantly give a room a warm, welcoming glow. Or you can go one notch bolder by choosing floor tiles with coral undertones. Check out home improvement stores or suppliers for tile, stone, or even hardwood flooring with a hint – or more –of coral.
- Make a design statement with Living Coral upholstery
A sofa or lounge chair in Living Coral will pop up in a roomful of neutral colors and make your interior much more interesting. You can choose a solid or a patterned design, depending on what goes well with your chosen aesthetic.
- Hang artwork that features the color
Artwork can be very inspiring. When combined with the positive vibe of Living Coral, it can energize your home and create an upbeat mood. Scour galleries and art studios to find the piece that works well with your space.
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