Pantone, the self-proclaimed authority on colour, has declared the ‘vibrant yet mellow’ Living Coral as its Colour of the Year 2019. The Resident picks out the best interiors buys for your home in this year’s hottest colour
Lead image: GAN Japan Rug from Chaplins Furniture
Pantone 16-1546 Living Coral is ‘an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge’. And in the dark, chilly days of January, we could surely all use an energizing, life-affirming coral hue, no?
Pantone goes on to describe the Colour of the Year as ‘vibrant yet mellow’, ‘symbolising our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits’ and ‘a nurturing color that appears in our natural surroundings’.
Increasingly import is a colour’s impact on Instagram, and Pantone also notes that Living Coral also ‘displays a lively presence within social media’.
The best buys
Make sure your home is on trend in 2019 by adding some of these buys in Living Coral…
More about Pantone’s Colour of the Year
For some 20 years, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development in industries from fashion to home furnishings and graphic design.
Experts at the Pantone Color Institute comb the world looking for new influences to choose their Colour of the Year, from the entertainment industry and big sporting events to traveling art collections, fashion, design, popular travel destinations, new lifestyles and socio-economic conditions.