It’s official! Pantone has unveiled their Color of the Year: Living Coral. Pantone is one of the biggest leaders in design and color industries, influencing multiple industries on how to develop the perfect palettes for graphic designs, office furnishings, and product packaging. Each year, Pantone puts careful researching into picking the most popular shade of the year by analyzing current design trends and looking at the latest color influences in all areas of design.

It’s easy to see the appeal of Living Coral. This vibrant blend of orange and pink emulates the mellow shade of the beautiful ocean reefs, while still providing a pop of color that livens up any room. Like the coral reefs that shelter energetic marine life, Living Coral is playful yet comforting.

Here’s a few ways to add an energizing splash of this color to spruce up your living space.

Sweet Dreams

Living Coral is a soft, calming color. A little bit on the walls can making your sleeping space feel like a healing sanctuary away from the stress of everyday life. It can also be an ideal choice for little ones who have trouble sleeping. Is the color too bright for you? A new coral comforter or duvet will still add a subtle illumination to the room.

A Big, Beautiful Bouquet

The warmer months are here, and adding some flowers to your decor can breathe new life into your home. There’s a few house plants that recreate Living Coral’s shade perfectly, and you can also buy artificial plants if you want to keep these additions year round.

Hit The Lights

Never underestimate the power of different lights in a room. Regular light bulbs can make a room overwhelmingly bright; using lights tinted with Living Coral can make the room look cool, natural, and functional.

Fresh Furniture

If your old furniture set is looking a little worn, now’s the time to replace it. Living Coral will add a soft touch to your living space, especially against light colored walls. A plush, velvety lounge chair or couch will look luxurious with this bright shade. Not looking for a complete overhaul? Even a fun new addition like a foot rest or a lamp will stand out! Living Coral’s gold undertones can be showcased in even the smallest things like accent stools or new table legs.

Does It Match The Drapes?

Window dressings are just as important as lighting when it comes to the character of the room. Adding fabric shades, blinds, or draperies in Living Coral can bring a fresh look to a dull area of the home. Enhance the gorgeous color of the setting sun or the calming, midday glow against a new set of curtains. Even just a little coral in your window treatments can coordinate nicely with the rest of your room.

Fun Kitchenware

The details make a big difference! You don’t have to do a complete kitchen renovation to get the benefits of Living Coral. Consider adding a new appliance, measuring cups, or cooking tools. Accent your kitchen table with dishes, placemats, or even something as subtle as a new salt and pepper shaker set. These little additions still look fabulous without sinking in a lot of effort or money.

A Fresh Coat Of Paint

Have you fallen in love with Living Coral? Give it a place in your home by painting an accent wall, your front door, or any room that desperately needs a dash of color. A new interior paint job can even increase the value of your home.

Want to learn more about how you can utilize Living Coral to add more charm to your home this summer? Reach out to us today for window treatment options, interior design tips, and more!