Pantone’s “Color of the Year”
Living Coral (16-1546)
Every year since 2000, the Pantone Color Institute announces its “Color of the Year.” This year’s winner is called Living Coral (16-1546). I’m definitely a fan of this year’s choice, as it is a pretty and cheerful hue. But how do we decorate with the shade Living Coral? Before we decide how to incorporate this trending color, lets ask a question. What comes to mind when we think of Living Coral? The deep sea, natural beauty, and vividness are some things that I think of. I’m just looking around my own home and I can find a few items in this trending color. I have always liked this upbeat shade, as coral is bright and whimsical.
Around the home, it’s easy to incorporate Living Coral in small doses, highlighting art, accessories, afghans, pillows and accent objects. When it comes to home decor trends and mass merchandising, we are seeing more consumer goods available in softened shades of this hue. Linens and bath towels in soft coral are pretty, whereas in the living room, a couple of pillows in full saturation of Living Coral adds a playful pop of color to home furnishings. Here are a few more ideas how to incorporate coral in our home.
~Paint an accent wall in your bedroom and mix in some pretty coral throw pillows on top of a neutral bedding ensemble.
~Painting your vanity, cabinets or center kitchen island in coral will make the whole space pop.
~If your living room color scheme is bland, try coral window panels for drapery then throw a matching afghan over your sofa back.
~Coral can work as well on the exterior of your home. This shade is a fun and inviting color to paint your front door.
I look forward to seeing unique color combinations incorporating Living Coral in the upcoming years. For the present time, it is a great companion to all the grey tones we are still seeing. I will use a pretty colored fabric for one of our Deco Wrap no-sew window cornice styles. Stay tuned for our upcoming QVC show to see it!