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Introducing Pantone’s Color of 2019: Living Coral

Written by Kelly Weimert on Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 at 12:05pm.

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Avid design enthusiasts know that with the holidays each year comes Pantone’s coveted announcement of the color that’s expected to take over homes and fashion in the new year. Last year, the color authority made the bold choice of Ultra Violet and this year, the boldness continues with Pantone’s choice of Living Coral as the color of 2019.

Pantone’s vice president, Laurie Pressman, told the Associated Press that the choice was inspired by the cultural climate: “With everything that’s going on today, we’re looking for those humanizing qualities because we’re seeing online life dehumanizing a lot of things.” Living Coral is meant to represent the vibrant coral reefs of the sea that are being bleached and threatened by climate change.

But Pressman also doesn’t want you to take it too seriously: “We’re looking toward those colors that bring nourishment and the comfort and familiarity that make us feel good. It’s not too heavy. We want to play. We want to be uplifted.

And with its gold undertones and bright overtones, it’s easy to be uplifted by this vibrant color, which, Pressman says, “[feels like] a big hug." However, such a bold hue isn’t always the easiest to integrate into an aesthetic, but when it’s executed correctly, it’s nothing short of unforgettable.

If you’re looking to stay on the pulse of interior trends and add this uplifting hue to your interior, then get inspired by some of our favorite spaces rocking Living Coral right now.

How To Style A Pink Color Sofa
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Splashes of this hue in your artwork is a great way to complement similar yet softer shades of pink.

Using Pops of Coral with a Neutral Palette
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If you’re rocking an otherwise neutral color palette, then you’re primed for pops of this bold hue.

Pantone Color Living Coral for Your Cabinets
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Consider updating your cabinetry with Living Coral to add dimension to your design.

Using Pantone Color Living Coral In Your Home Office
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Your home office is a stellar place for such a stimulating color to live as it makes it that much easier to get through that afternoon slump.

Pantone Color Living Coral Throw Pillows
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Throw pillows are a no-fail way to play with a new trend without making a big commitment.

Check out more ways to update your interior by heading over to our Tipbook for the latest design tips & trends.

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