At the end of every year, we wait patiently to see what the experts at Pantone predict will be the next big color, and oh boy, you’re in for a treat. The company recently released its 2019 Color of the Year, and we’re already head over heels for the vivacious new shade: Living Coral.
This coral hue is a lovely orangey-pink that brings a warm, energizing feel to any space. Pantone describes the shade as a “nurturing” color that appears frequently in both nature and on social media, which is what makes it so special.
“With consumers craving human interaction and social connection, the humanizing and heartening qualities displayed by the convivial PANTONE Living Coral hit a responsive chord,” explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.
This type of color is often used alongside teal in tropical-inspired decor, but there are plenty of other ways you can bring Living Coral into your life. “A vivacious coral can infuse new energy into your home,” says Behr color expert Erika Woelfel, “It’s a great accent color for a welcoming front door or piece of exterior furniture.”
This playful pink hue plays well with others, too. “Coral pairs beautifully with acidic yellow and fresh green if you’re going for an energetic color combination,” says Woelfel. “Navy blue and shades of warm, velvety taupe lend coral a sophisticated look.”
Need some more guidance? Here are several gorgeous coral products to incorporate into your home and wardrobe, ASAP.
A Canvas and Leather Tote
Be a breath of fresh air wherever you go with this coral-colored cinch backpack on your shoulder. The handmade bag is crafted from unwaxed canvas, Horween leather and brass details, so you know it’s made to last.
If you’re ready to commit to coral, this elegant fainting couch would make the perfect focal point to any living space. The velvet fabric and wooden spindle legs give the furniture an incredibly regal feel.
Modern Coral Dinnerware
Sit down to dinner with coral thanks to the beautiful Russel Wright dinnerware. Called the “little black dress” of dinnerware, these dazzling handmade dishes will bring a vivacious vibe to your next dinner party.