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Pantone Colour of the Year: Living Coral

Image courtesy of Libertyn Interiors

Craving some colour in your life? Pantone's Colour of the Year for 2019 is 'Living Coral' – a vibrant orange-pink hue, with soft gold undertones. And we can't get enough of it.  Described by Pantone as “nurturing” and full of “optimism and joyful pursuits”, this uplifting summery shade is guaranteed to add a playful touch to your home. Consider our hot picks below for an instant hit of on-trend style. 

1. Beautiful velvet bedding

Changing the bedding of your bedroom is a really simple, yet effective way to switch things up, so you might as well have some fun with it. Nothing about this velvet coral bedding from Kip & Co says ‘boring’ – we absolutely adore it!

$269-$289, Kip & Co 

2. Get creative with cushions

Continuing on the bedding theme, never underestimate the power of a few scattered cushions. So if you’re not entirely sold on having the colour coral dominate your boudoir, you can opt to throw some cushions into the mix instead. Try the rectangle cushion from Kip & Co, or this round option from West Elm.

(Rectangle) — $50-$99, Kip & Co 

(Round) — $59, West Elm

3. Stylish stools

If you’re not ready to brave a large piece of coral coloured furniture, try something smaller, like these Terrazzo Stumps from Fenton & Fenton. They can be used as an occasional chair, a handy footstool to rest on, or even as a sleek stand for an indoor plant.

 Terrazzo Stump Hourglass Paprika$450 & Terrazzo Stump Tooth Paprika, $450 Fenton & Fenton

4. Magic carpet

Adding a rug to a room can be very powerful. It can help anchor a blank space, add warmth, and of course, inject an instant pop of colour. This Lucent Rug from West Elm in a rich, vibrant coral hue would be the perfect way to complete a mostly white or neutral space.

 $699-$1,299, West Elm

5. Colourful ceramics

These multi-toned ceramic bowls are handmade by Kaz Morton and are downright delightful. Just imagine some gorgeous green fruit contrasting with the light shades of pinky coral and blush pink. 

$29.00 -$45.00, Jumbled Online

6. A work of art

Art of all kinds, be it your kids paintings or a special splurge, is a fun way to introduce colour into the home. And of course, the colour coral doesn’t have to make up the entire artwork, it can just be a prominent feature, like in this contemporary piece titled ‘At The Window’ by Kristen Daniels from Fenton & Fenton.

$2,600, Fenton & Fenton

7. Prints charming

And the same goes for this Rose Cockatoo framed photographic print from Middle Of Nowhere, with the Cocky's strong coral feathers it's enough to give Pantone’s Colour of the Year, a beautiful style nod.

 $375, Jumbled Online

8. Welcome home mat

Last but not least, this Sonny Peach and Silver Round Doormat by Langdon Ltd from Cranmore Home is a great way to make a first impression. And since they say you only get one chance to impress, you may as well lay down a good entranceway to your home sweet home.

$89, Cranmore Home

9. Mirror, mirror

This Flynn Round Mirror from Interior Secrets is a great way to work a pop of coral in a simple, but oh so trendy way.

$175, Interior Secrets