Pantone's 2019 Color Of The Year

Posted by Laine Smith on 1/9/19 8:46 AM

Topics: Home Ownership

For 20 years, the Pantone Color Institute, a trend-setting leader in color development and psychology, has examined global trends in fashion, art, film, food, and more to name a color of the year. The color they name captures worldwide attention and broadly influences design across a variety of fields.

This year brings us playful and bright Living Coral! Here’s what Pantone says about their choice for 2019:

“Sociable and spirited, the engaging nature of PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral welcomes and encourages lighthearted activity.”

We agree—it is lively without being jarring, and it’s a color that can be incorporated into your existing home décor seamlessly. Here are three of our favorite ways to include Living Coral in your home this year!

  • An area rug: If you’re afraid of commitment, add a dose of Living Coral in an area rug! A rug is a great place to test out a trend because it can easily be changed if you tire of it. The bold pop of coral allows you to design your room bottom to top, bringing some life to an often overlooked space—the floor! (Source: Young House Love:

  • Doors: A door is an awesome place to make a statement! It doesn’t take too much paint and you can easily finish the job in a couple hours. Paint an interior or exterior door it will bring the space to life. (Source: Young House Love:

  • Bathroom Vanity/Dresser: Painting a vanity or dresser with Living Coral is a fun way to add some interest to a room that doesn’t have much existing or competing décor. People often struggle with how to decorate a restroom, and a fun statement piece like this, painted in a vibrant color, takes that struggle off the table. (Source: Better Homes and Gardens

If you’d like to learn more about Living Coral, check out Pantone’s website here ( We hope this inspires you to incorporate this lively hue into your home all year long. Happy decorating!

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