Decorating With Pantone’s Living Coral All Year Round

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By now you’ve likely heard that “Living Coral” is Pantone’s color of the year for 2019.  We can expect to see this rather vibrant shade of coral making a splash in the home decor arena in the coming months.

Much like last year’s ultra violet; coral can be a bit intimidating outside of the spring and summer months.  If you’re wondering how to make this color work for you year-round, here it is.

How to Use Trendy Colors In Your Home

Before we get into the color combinations and options for the four-season, let’s talk about color trends.

Pantone’s color of the year is always a fun trend to follow.  If you like to refresh your home every year to maintain a contemporary style, this is a good way to go.

However, when it comes to decorating with fast-fading trends, always opt for small, temporary home accents.  Don’t buy an all coral sofa or re-paint your walls.  Remember, next year coral will be out and the next new craze will be in the stores.

To save money following color trends opt for DIY projects or small decor elements such as lampshades, throw blankets, figurines, vases, and pillow covers.  These things can be easily changed and are relatively inexpensive.

Bourina Coral Throw Blanket
Bourina Coral Throw Blanket, Coral

Spring Coral Color Palettes

Green and yellow are traditional spring colors and both work well with coral.  Try a deep sunflower golden yellow or rich jade green with coral.

spring coral interior
coral pillow covers
Accent Home Square Printed Cotton Cushion Cover

Coral in Summer

Plum and navy are great pairings for coral in the summer.  Both are rich colors that will work well if you already have a jewel-tone color scheme going on.

Coral and navy will give you a nice nautical feel; while plum and coral are more of a sultry and energetic look for the summer months.

plum and coral interior
coral vase set
Coral + Gold Porcelain Bud Vases//Set of Three

Fall Color Palettes Using Coral

The fall months are all about earth tones and muted colors.  Brown is a lovely partner for coral in your fall decor.  While brown is considered to be a neutral tone, a pop of living coral will help make a statement in an otherwise quiet room.

coral and brown interior

How to Use Living Coral in the Winter

The winter months are arguably the hardest in which to incorporate the color coral.  However, if you’re looking for a departure from the traditional red and green color scheme, coral will do the trick.

Pair it with a cool neutral base like white or gray and use metals to help bring in that seasonal charm.  Gold or silver both pair well with coral.

coral and gray interior


Do you plan to use coral in your home this year?  If so, I’d love to hear your ideas int he comments below.

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