In Living Coral


by Ritika B

The Pantone Colour Institute forecasts global colour trends and 2019’s Colour of the Year is “Living Coral”

This joyful colour is a delight to incorporate in any room! It can instantly add a pop of colour and energize a space, yet has a softness that can also be relaxing. It brings richness and warmth to a space when used with warm metals and neutrals and when paired with other trendy colours such as grays, teals, and blues it makes for a refreshing design palette. Here are three trendy ways to use Living Coral:

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Drenching the walls in coral creates a bold
statement & provides a rich backdrop for furniture and accessories in analogous colours such as yellows, oranges, pinks, and reds. Add modern white accents for a bright contrast and a fresh vibe. Wood elements such as flooring and furniture bring depth and warmth to the space, and brass accessories add that golden touch! Alternatively, if you love the idea of coral walls but don’t want it everywhere, an accent wall is a fantastic idea – it creates a dramatic focal point and is great for open area living where one area flows into another without a wall divider.

Create a sophisticated look by using a slightly muted version of coral on the walls and neutral tones in furnishing/fabrics/fixtures to balance the room. Or, add a soft touch with textiles in printed fabrics to take the eye up vertically without being overwhelming. You can pair this with matching coral sofa or headboard with a hand woven rug. Give dimension to the neutral elements by layering lush textures such as silk draperies, bamboo shades, linen sofas, and sisal rugs.

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Accessories are a great way to inject colour in any space and can easily be swapped out to change up the look anytime. I love all the coral accessories out there right now…the options are endless and so fun! From teapots to tables, and even unconventional items like appliances and lighting, coral is everywhere…how can you not bring one of these bright gems home?

I cannot get enough of this happy and versatile colour – coral is vibrant yet mellow, playful and warm. It can make a space modern, vintage, sophisticated, or fun. It’s all in how you approach the look, so get happy and express yourself using Living Coral! Read more on

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