PANTONE Color of the Year: Living Coral


Living Coral: The 2019 Color of the Year

For the past twenty years, PANTONE has chosen a color of the year. This color influences product development and purchasing designs in multiple industries. Each year, PANTONE’s color experts look for new color influences in areas such as the entertainment industry, all areas of design, art, travel, new technologies, social media platforms, or worldwide upcoming sporting event. This year, the PANTONE color experts have chosen the color Living Coral.

Living Coral is a bright, vibrant color that will bring new life into your home.  The color experts at PANTONE sat that the color is nurturing and “emits the desired, familiar, and energizing aspects of the color found in nature.” It also encourages lighthearted activity and encourages our natural desire for playful expression. In short, Living Coral is the perfect playful color to introduce into your home this year. Here are some great ways to display PANTONE’s color of the year in your home this year.

  1. Use it for an accent wall

An accent wall is a great way to incorporate the color into your home without having to do too much work. Since, it’s a bright color, having it take over all four walls may be too much for you, so stick with just painting one.

  1. Accessorize

If you don’t want to take the time to paint your walls (or you can’t because you’re renting), consider using different pieces to accessorize your living space instead. This can be anything from a throw rug, to blankets, to pillows. It’s a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to incorporate the color into your home.

  1. Statement piece

Statement pieces are single, large pieces that encourage conversation. A statement piece, such as a sofa, a large floor rug, or a piece of artwork, is a great way to incorporate the color into your home.

  1. Brighten up a room

Do you have any rooms in your house that don’t get much light? Use Living Coral to brighten up the room! The warm undertones of the coral will brighten up any room you decide to put it in.


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