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Nine Ways to Decorate with Living Coral, Pantone’s Color of the Year

Décor, furniture, fabric, and more in the lively, marine-life-inspired hue you'll be seeing everywhere next year.


Last week, Pantone announced its color of the year: Living Coral. Described by the company in a press release as an “animating and life-affirming shade of orange with a golden undertone”, the color is equal parts lively and inviting, and inspired by the beauty of reefs. “Just as coral reefs are a source of sustenance and shelter to sea life, vibrant yet mellow PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment,” Pantone says. Not a bad outlook to take into 2019.

Ahead, find nine ways to add a touch of Living Coral to your home.

TABLE TALK

 

 

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Photo courtesy of Trellis Home

Oomph “Tini II” table with painted raffia top, $375, Trellis Home.

BRIGHTEN UP

Photo courtesy of Jill Rosenwald

“Linus medium cylinder” ceramic lamp, $570, Jill Rosenwald.

PLUSH AND PEACHY

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Photo courtesy of Casa Design Group

Ton “Alba” upholstered beechwood chair, $945, Casa Design Group.

POPS OF PATTERN

Photo courtesy of Donghia

“Island Trellis” cotton textile, price upon request, Donghia.

ANTIQUE ALLURE 

Photo courtesy of Machine Age

Edward Wormley upholstered mahogany lounge chair, $3,200, Machine Age.

TOOLS OF THE TRADE

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Photo courtesy of Lekker Home

Menu “Nude” rubber-coated plastic bottle grinders, $75 for set, Lekker Home. 

MAKE A SPLASH

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Photo courtesy of Roce Bobois

Mah Jong “Mugara” cushions, starting at $ 1,710 each, Roche Bobois.

VIBRANT VESSELS

Photo courtesy of Willey Boston

Middle Kingdom porcelain vases, starting at $22 each, Willey Boston.

PETAL PERFECT

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Photo courtesy of Romo

“Flowerful” cotton textile, price upon request, Romo.