Pantone Colour of the Year 2019 – How to use ‘Living Coral’ in winter

June 15, 2019

Think Coral; Think tropical island getaways, flamingos and sipping on Pina Coladas…

Pantones’ choice for Colour of the Year 2019, “Living Coral” is definitely an interesting one and a far cry from previous, ‘easier’ colours of the year.

Vibrant and feminine, it teams up well with whites, turquoise blues, and flashes of lemon and lime… (getting those beach cocktail vibes again?!)

In this design from BronwynPoole, a coral rug pulls out the pink shades from the artwork behind


With all these instant visual connotations associated to Coral, it can be difficult to see how such an uplifting, summery colour might work during the cooler, more grey months of the year, so we’ve pulled together some interiors inspo to show how you might do exactly that…


Keep it cosy dark walls help add to this velvet coral chairs’ super-luxe feel (Pinterest)


Keep it simple a coral bedhead and cushions add just a small ‘pop’ of colour (The design chaser)


Keep it warm a strong wall teamed with layers of texture makes for a cosy, inviting space (Sadecor)


Keep it temporary seasonal flowers are a great way to keep on trend and on budget! (Pinterest)


Keep it Kilim antique patterned rugs disguise masses of hard floor and add warmth, both visually and texturally (Pinterest)

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