Pantone announced Living Coral as the Color of the Year so we set out to get expert tips on how to bring it into your home.
Each year the creative color geniuses over at Pantone analyze trends and announce a color that people will be turning to for their decor and fashion choices. Overcome by what they call “the onslaught of digital technology and social media increasingly embedding into daily life” they see people seeking out solace and connectivity in an engaging way. They describe living coral as a visual representative of “our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits.”
Sally Kjos of GreyHunt Interiors had this to say about the 2019 color that will be seen throughout homes this year.
“If I’m being honest, I was a little surprised by Living Coral being [Pantone’s] choice; not because I don’t appreciate this vibrant shade but because I feel it was an already a been there, done that design trend- back in the early 2010’s. However, I do think that since desert-y (clay/terracotta) color pallets are on the rise, Living Coral is just a pinked-up twist to that. And because of that twist, I’m sure it will kick off modern and hot trends we haven’t seen before. “
Incorporating living coral into her own designs, Kjos says she would do so subtly by adding a velvet pillow “to richen its shade, giving it an even livelier pop.” And then going one step further by pairing it with a cheetah print for even more flare.
Todd Martz with Home on Cameron in Old Town Alexandria also sat with us to talk about the color of the year. Check out the video below and scroll further to see our picks for living coral home decor pieces.