How to use Living Coral … the 2019 Color of the Year!


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You may not be familiar with the PANTONE® organization, but you probably see the influence of the Pantone color matching system all around you. PANTONE provides a “universal language of color” that helps designers and producers around the world “define, communicate, and control color from inspiration to realization.”

That’s why we’re excited to introduce to “Living Coral,” the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year.

“PANTONE describes Living Coral as an animating and life-affirming coral hue that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge,” says Ashley Shiflett, associate designer with Dahl House Design. “We incorporate that idea with our design and color choices.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“We like this color in a fun bathroom or powder room. Add a white ceiling with white tile and trim to make the whole room pop” says Ashley. “Consider Living Coral as an accent wall in a home office, too … or maybe a kid’s room, like this one we love from Project Nursery.”

In addition to a clean bright white, Dahl House Design recommends pairing Living Coral with jewel tones such as teal or fuchsia. “Even small splashes of Living Coral with other colors spark creativity and openness,” says Ashley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“For a more traditional look, we added this beautiful poppy print to a cozy diamond-patterned quilt in this comfortable bedroom,” says Ashley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How to use Living Coral in your home … right now

“We recommend these indoor/outdoor pillows from World Market to immediately add a pop of color,” says Ashley. “Pottery Barn offers this warm wool rug for style underfoot, and you can finish the look with this Wexler table lamp from Lamps Plus for an inviting family room or study.”

Want small touches to try out Living Coral? No problem! “Hobby Lobby has a variety of options to choose from, such as this coral-patterned succulent arrangement,” says Ashley, “or choose this frosted glass vase from Michael’s.”

Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the PANTONE Color Institute, notes that people crave human interaction and social connection. Living Coral, with its humanizing and heartening qualities, reminds us of the energizing aspects of color found in nature.

We couldn’t agree more!
If you’d like to include Living Coral – or any color! – in your design plans for 2019, let us know how we can help you.

Ashley and Christa,
Dahl House Design
P.S. If you’re thinking about that powder room, don’t forget this burst of clean bright happy color from World Market!

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