Living Coral -So Long, Millennial Pink

By now most of you have heard Pantone has selected Living Coral, a bright coral shade, as its 2019 Color of the Year. It is said that in a time where digital experiences can be cold and isolating, Living Coral feels optimistic and intimate. I’ve never met a color I didn’t like and shades of coral top my list of favorites. And in March it makes me feel so close to spring. Mother Nature’s best inspiration of course is the Flamingo.


Coral is a great accent or splash of color in a room, as it plays well with others. Looking back at last year’s projects we have used it as our accent color in three family rooms, a breakfast nook, and powder room. Each time mixing it with grays and blues. The result is always fresh and happy. Here are a few examples of how you can use coral to freshen up a room…or two.

Paint is the fastest way to awaken a room. Peachy hues are most flattering to skin tones.


Add a fun pop of coral with throw pillows. They pack a punch and can easily be changed out seasonally so you aren’t making a huge commitment to the color.


Brighten a kitchen instantly with coral dishes, napkins, linens and accessories.

Not ready to color a wall? Make a bold impact with a striking piece of abstract art.


When fashion inspires so many design elements, they truly go hand in hand. Don’t forget about your wardrobe when it comes to coral. An Hermes scarf will always do the trick ;)