Decorate with Living Coral the Pantone Colour of The Year 2019

Ideas and inspiration for using the Pantone colour Living Coral in your home interiors and decorating

Each year the Pantone Color Institute release their Colour Of The Year and this year it’s a shade of pinky-orange called Living Coral.

While I’m not generally much of a ‘pink person’ (the result of a tomboy childhood), I do confess to a sneaking liking for Living Coral. The pinky-orange shade is reminiscent of tropical sunsets, long summer days and, of course, the tropical coral for which it’s named.

While I personally wouldn’t go mad with using it on walls or other big blocks of colour, adding a few touches in the shape of cushions and throws will really cheer up a tired, wintery interior. After all, who wouldn’t fancy a reminder of the Caribbean at this time of year?

We’ve picked out ten of the best home accessories to make use of the new Living Coral colour trend.

1. Seahorse lampshade in coral, Lush Designs

Living coral seahorse design lampshade by Lush Designs

Seahorse lampshade in coral, Lush Designs

This living coral lampshade, with its seahorse design, is irresistible. It’s ideal for a child’s room, but would also look great in a bathroom. The seahorses depicted on this lampshade can be found in the coastal waters of the UK. It’s available as both a table lamp or pendant light shade fitting, and comes in shades of orange, coral and pink. £65.75, available from Lush Designs.

2. Tasselled cushion in living coral, Beaumonde

Accessorize your home with cushions in the Pantone Living Coral colour

Tasselled cushion in coral, Beaumonde

This cushion in rich orange, is perfect for adding warmth and texture to a plain sofa, bed or chair. It measures a generous 45cm square and comes complete with a cushion inner. £59, available from Beaumonde.

3. Pink Paradise framed print, Lisa Argyropoulos

Gorgeous pink flamingo wall art

Pink Paradise framed print, Lisa Argyropoulos

Hang a little piece of the tropics on your wall with this detailed, close-up image of one of the strangest birds on Earth; the flamingo. Measuring 50cm by 50cm, it comes ready framed in a plain black frame with a white border, and costs £57 from Red Candy.

4. Retro push button telephone in living coral, Wild & Wild Telecommunications

Add touches of the Pantone Living Coral COTY 2019 into your home with well chosen accessories, like this retro telephone

Retro push button telephone in coral, Wild & Wild Telecommunications

Who wouldn’t want one of these on their desk? Ideal for asking your housemaid to ring the local constabulary and inform them the master has been murdered in the library, this is a classic British Retro telephone in a bright, modern colour.  Updated with modern technology, it will work on any standard home telephone line. £50, available from Hurn & Hurn.

5. Alveare tub chair, MY-Furniture

Cosy tub chair in a shade of coral

Alveare tub chair in orange, MY-Furniture

This unusual chair is set to be a real talking point. Inspired by American mid-century furniture, it has laser cut hexagonal detailing on a steel frame with a brushed chrome finish. It’s available in a range of velvet fabrics, including this orange. £389.99, available from MY-Furniture.

6. Cute desk clock, Zuiver

Cute desk clock in a pinky orange living coral colour

Desk clock in pink, Zuiver

Made from living coral style pink ceramic with gold aluminium hands, this cute little retro clock would look great on any desk or mantelpiece. Also available in green, it costs £25 from Cuckooland.

7. Living coral colour wool runner rug, Beaumonde

Add a touch of warmth underfoot with this coral wool runner rug

Coral wool runner rug, Beaumonde

Ideal for use on a plain tiled, stone or wooden floor, this floor runner will add a cosy splash of warmth. It’s professional dry clean only, so probably not ideal for high traffic areas like hallways. Made from 75 per cent wool and 25 per cent cotton, it measures 120cm by 60cm and costs £73 from Beaumonde.

8. Isabella living coral plant pot, Audenza

Give your plants an uplift with a new plant pot - this one's in a beautiful living coral shade

Isabella plant pot, Audenza

Handmade from iron with a brass coloured rim, this plant pot will add a touch of glamour to a windowsill. There’s also a matching vase available. Was £25, now £15.95, available from Audenza.

9. Orange silk and crepe shaggy rug, Ian Snow

A rug is a great accessory to use on wooden floors - and it's good for keeping your feet warm as you step out of bed!

Orange silk and crepe shaggy rug, Ian Snow

Bag a bargain with this soft, floppy and tufty rug, great for children’s rooms or bathrooms. The supplier who makes this rug employs nearly two hundred people using traditional techniques such as hand looms and hand tufting. They use a lot of recycled fabric materials and recycle their own waste fabrics. £37.50, available from Ian Snow.

10. Raute rectangular indoor and outdoor rug in living coral, Modern Rugs

Love the design of this living coral rug

Raute rectangular indoor and outdoor rug in coral, Modern Rugs

Made from polypropylene, this rug is suitable for use both indoors and outdoors, being both hardwearing and resistant to water damage. Available in a choice of four sizes, prices start from £44.99 from Modern Rugs.

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