Interiors

Pantone’s Colour of the Year: “Living Coral”

A guide to using this "vibrant, yet mellow" shade in any room

Last week, Pantone named colour 16-1546 ‘Living Coral’ as their Colour of the Year for 2019.  This warm, happy colour invokes visions of tropical reefs, summer days and sunsets.  It also fits hand-in-hand with the “under the sea” trend tipped to be huge next spring.


According to the Pantone Color Institute, Living Coral is a “vibrant, yet mellow colour”.  The company say the shade is “animating and life-affirming … with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge”.

Using Living Coral in Your Home:

Planning an interior makeover next year?  Why not incorporate 2019’s biggest colour trend into your home?  Here’s our pick of accessories, wallcoverings and furnishings in our new favourite shade, coral:

ArtHouse Lakeside Wallpaper in Coral:

Create a bold statement with this eye-catching wallpaper by ArtHouse.  It features a contemporary design of flamingoes, dragonflies and reeds printed on top of a bright coral-red background.  Buy from Wallpaper Direct for £18.99 per roll.


Meri Meri Coral Tassel Basket

Looking for a simple-yet-effective way to incorporate Pantone’s Colour for 2019 into your home? You cannot go wrong with this collapsible basket by Meri Meri.  The woven basket features a row of bright neon coral tassels.  Perfecting for adding a pop of colour into any room.  It’s ideal for a nursery or playroom.  Or, use it in your living room to store coordinating blankets.  Buy from BobbyRabbit.co.uk for £29 per basket.

Anthropologie Confetti Cushion

This spectacular cushion features glittering sequins and golden beads hand sewn onto a light pink-coral background in a confetti pattern.  The cushion is beautifully finished with a darker coral-red section of velvet piping around the edge.   It’s available at JohnLewis.com for £68.


A by Amera Rope Lanterns in Coral

These stunning lanterns feature dark black geometric frames decorated with vibrant jute rope.  Their stylish designs and bold colours make them perfect for both the home and garden.  Group together with coordinating designs from the same brand.  Purchase from Amara.com for £75.


Clarissa Hulse Filix Towels in Coral

These striking towels are the perfect way to incorporate the coral trend into your home.  Perfect for adding a pop of colour to an otherwise boring bathroom.  Match with a coordinating pedestal mat and bath mat.  Purchase from Amara.com, prices start a £12 for a hand towel.


Helena Springfield Fay Duvet Set

Old meets new with Helena Springfield’s floral bedding set.  We love the designer’s vintage print paired with the bright, modern colours.  Perfect for adding a splash of coral to your bedroom this spring!  Available from LookAgain.co.uk, prices start at for £13.65 (single size).


Pom Pom Knitted Cushion & Throw

Bold, modern and bright and covered in pom poms!  The cushion and coordinating throw are both knitted in Portugal and made from 100% cotton.  Cushion pad, cover and throw available from SecretLinenStore.com.  Prices start at £12.

Woodchip & Magnolia Wysteria Wallpaper in Coral

Designed and manufactured in Lancashire, England, this wallpaper by Woodchip & Magnolia features an enchanting Wysteria print in shades of dreamy pink and coral.  This stunning wallpaper is a real showstopper, ideal for incorporating the trend in your sitting room or bedroom.  The luxury wallpaper doesn’t come cheap though, it’s £120 per roll. Available from WoodchipandMagnolia.co.uk.



Featured image from Furniture Choice.

Carly
Hi, I’m Carly, a freelance writer and interior design enthusiast.