Pantone’s Color of the Year 2019 is finally here and it’s meant to embrace warmth and provide comfort with its orange and pink hues. Called Living Coral, the color brings life to any room. House Beautiful spoke to eight designers who are excited about the new COY, and have a history of adding it to interiors when they’re looking to bring joy to any space. These photos might make you reach out to us at Southern Florida Trust Painting to add Living Coral to your own home immediately. Pantone defines Living Coral as a warm and nourishing shade of orange. With an air of optimistic energy, Living Coral promotes human connection and pushes us to reflect on our current environmental status. In our natural world, Living Coral brings to mind ideal underwater landscapes and bountiful life-providing botanicals.
Living Coral is not for the faint of heart – this color makes a statement!
An easy way to incorporate this shade into your home (and add that punch of energy) is by painting the walls.
Use Living Coral as an accent wall in a living or dining room. It will add that pop of color that draws the eye, yet doesn’t overpower the rest of the room. It also makes a great color for a powder room, where there aren’t as many rules. Or in a child’s bedroom, which is almost expected to be bright, fun and loud.
If you’re not ready to commit to painting the walls, Erika Woelfel, a color expert at Behr Paints, suggests using Behr’s decorative chalk paint in Salmon Coral on a piece of furniture like an end table or dresser. “It’s also a great accent color for a welcoming front door or piece of exterior furniture,” says Woelfel.
In commercial carpet, we see Living Coral, or Brintons Pom #25-2510 (D21), popping up in the abstract line work of loose lay Axminster rugs, used in textural layers to update traditional patterns, and splattered boldly across dynamic graphic elements.
With carpet being the largest unifying element in the interior, a hue as saturated as Living Coral can quickly overpower a design and throw off the balance. However, in extremely high-traffic areas like convention centers where the energy of the color is synonymous to the energy of the space, designers may flood the floor with this saturated hue in an analogous scheme instead of only using it for highlight and contrast.
In the mood for vibrant color? A saturated shade like Pantone Living Coral, may be just the ticket. Used liberally or as an accent, it’s an instant pick-me-up. This color packs a punch and requires a professional painting team like South Florida Trust Painting to do the job right and leave you with the bright, energizing space you always dreamed of!
While Living Coral can be intimidating in application, we encourage creatives to be daring and not shy away from using bold color in flooring!
Las Vegas based designer, Sam Hoeffer, shares her insight on using her favorite pom in the box. “I’ve found that our #25-2510 (D21) is a popular choice amongst our Hawaiian based designers. It’s especially successful when anchored in a sea of vibrant blues.”