2019 Color of the Year Brings a Vibrant Touch to Design

via Pantone.com

This year’s Pantone Color of the Year, Living Coral, is a welcome sight after these long months of winter – especially since it falls into one of my current favorite color palettes.


Reminiscent of spring flowers, sunsets, tropical beaches and island getaways, Living Coral embodies warmth.


This is a beautiful and versatile color that I can see integrating seamlessly in many aspects of a home. Yes, even a Midwestern home far from the beach. While this color does evoke feelings of a coastal region, it is so much more.


According to Pantone.com, “the vibrant yet mellow Pantone 16-1546 Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment.”


Living Coral is further described as a “nurturing” color that was chosen because it helps connect the world outside to the interior of our home and “energizes” and “enlivens”.


Fresh west elm living room of Coral Color Home Decor Decorations Coral Colored Living Room Decor via Cottage Market.

I think we will see this hue everywhere. As a paint color, accent color for throw pillows and artwork, in floor and window coverings, in pattern designs and more. I can’t wait to use this warm and inviting color in kitchens and spaces where people gather.


I can see Living Coral working with a variety of existing design themes such as mid century modern, rustic, farmhouse and modern decor. I think this color is going to be just what we need to freshen up a room and bring us into the brighter days ahead.


If you are looking for Living Coral  inspiration, check out this collection of images compiled by the-dots.com.