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"Living Coral" - The Best Ways To Make A Statement In Your Home With Pantone's 2019 Co

Unless you've been in hibernation or on holiday for most of January, you will know that Pantone's colour for 2019 is "Living Coral".

A natural extension of the fad for blush and Millennial pink, the colour offers another mellow tone to our living spaces.

Pantone describe "Living Coral" as, "Vibrant, yet mellow," a colour that, "embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment". And since it has been almost universally recognised that 2018 was a bit of a dud, the choice is unsurprising.

In Pantone's own words, "the onslaught of digital technology and social media increasingly embedding into daily life," was their influence. They wanted to select a colour that enabled "connection and intimacy," while at the same time encouraging "light-hearted activity."

"Coral" is the perfect antidote to our increasingly busy lifestyles. With its connection to nature, the colour harmonises beautifully with an abundance of other colours -turquoise, greens and the vibrant blues of the ocean - making it the perfect addition to beach and coastal schemes. Albeit relaxing, it harnesses a secret energy, and that versatility means it can be used in most rooms and schemes - as a gentle infusion of colour in a neutral scheme, to soften blacks and greys in a modern scheme, or to enrich the green of a tropical scheme.

For summer it evokes the freshness of peach and watermelon cocktails, flamingos, and the reef; in winter, its warmth translates beautifully in decadent velvet upholstery, chenille rugs, and vibrant artworks and cushions.

For me, the colour takes me back to relaxing in a Venetian plastered room in the Mediterranean, white muslin curtains swaying gently in the breeze.

Images: 1. Found on Pinterest from "So Fresh And So Chic"; 2. Coral headboard from Harvey Norman; 3. Warrior Cotton Cushion (Canvas and Sasson) from Temple & Webster. 4. Found on Pinterest from hgtv.com 5. Found on Pinterest from covethouse.eu. 6. Paradise Leaves canvas print from www.wallartprints.com.au



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