Can you define a year by colour? We like to think so. Introducing Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2019, Living Coral.
For many of us, the Pantone Colour of the Year announcement is a pretty special day on our yearly calendars. As interior obsessives, it’s the day that defines (and confirms) the colour trends that will shape our living rooms and showrooms across Australia for the years ahead.
It’s no understatement to say that we were excited to see which colour would triumph.
And so, on the 6th of December it was announced that Pantone 16-456, or what we commonly call Living Coral, was crowned Pantone Colour of the Year 2019. And we couldn’t have been more thrilled.
Why? Well, we’ve been using variations of Living Coral across luxury home designs and projects for a number of years, and we can’t speak highly enough for its enlivening nature and versatile qualities.
As described by Pantone in their press release:
“Living Coral is… An animating and life affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energises and enlivens with a softer edge… Sociable and spirited, the engaging nature of Living Coral welcomes and encourages lighthearted activity. Symbolising our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits, Living Coral embodies our desire for playful expression.”
If you hadn’t noticed, colour is back in a big way. It’s everywhere. From retail to fashion, colour is once again bringing fun and joy back into our world. With Living Coral, we may finally see colour matured to its optimal form.
As Canny’s Interior Designer Janine Carters says:
“I love adding coral to our homes as it is an energetic, warm, joyous colour, that can brighten up a neutral black, grey white colour palette. You can do this in a subtle elegant way through art and accessories, or in a more modern sleek bold look on your walls.
“The colour coral can also freshen up and add a pop of colour to navy, tiffany blue and white schemes, and for the adventurous it can be paired with yellow and shades of pink for a more vibrant and punchy look.”
The versatility and vibrancy of Living Coral is unmatched. So, here are three simple ways you can use Living Coral to invigorate your home:
Waterside. Seaside. Poolside. Living Coral is the perfect choice for outdoor, tropical inspired environments. A great example of its application is as a contrasting colour in pool and oceanside surrounds. In our recent Wheelers Hill project (pictured), Living Coral created a definitive feature without overpowering the surrounding environment, creating a relaxed setting with oodles of personality – beautifully paired with surrounding greenery and aquatic blues.
Living Coral is the ideal colour for modern and vintage inspired settings. With the recent design trends influenced by tropical and Mexican aesthetics, Living Coral is a warm, punchy counterpoint to earthly woods, indoor greenery and concrete aesthetics. Whether as furniture, fabric, a feature wall or artwork, statement or collective piece, coral provides interior design styles with character and balance.
A Living Coral bathroom delivers sophistication and play to any bathroom setting. Whether it is a complete coral bathroom build, or towelling and accessories, Living Coral enlivens the most neutral, monochromatic and “tired” of spaces, and will bring freshness and life to any bathroom.
We love coming across Living Coral in modern interior design styles and look forward to seeing how it is incorporated in projects across the world. More importantly, we’d love to see how you’re using Living Coral in your home or office space.
If you feel like you need a splash of colour in your world, or would like to know more about how we can help reinvigorate and enliven your home. As a leading luxury builder in Melbourne, we’ll tastefully help you discover and integrate the endless possibilities of Living Coral. Get in touch today.
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