2018 was all about gorgeous hues of blue and purple. This year, the folks at Pantone are shaking things up with Living Coral, Pantone’s 2019 Colour of the Year. This bright, cheery tint is a great accent for cool colours, and can be added to many existing palettes in a snap. Here’s a closer look at how to use this energetic yet pleasing colour in your home decorating.

Add an accent to your living room décor

If your living room is looking drab and tired, adding an accent in Living Coral is a quick way to fix that. A throw pillow or a table runner are good options, but experiment with larger pieces if you’re feeling extra bold. A floor rug or armchair in Living Coral will add a pop of colour to your living space considerably. The best part? They’re easy to add to muted palettes like blue and grey which have been all the rage in recent years, and just as easy to phase out once you’re ready for a change.

Jazz up a colourless bathroom

A boring, neutral-coloured bathroom can be brightened up quickly and inexpensively with bathroom accessories. Towels, tumblers, rugs or even a shower curtain can transform a bland space for an instant update. What’s more – you’ll add an instant warmth to your bathroom without having to do much at all. To make things more interesting, invest in a piece of framed art or some faux flowers in living coral for a soft, elegant look.

Pair it well for a new bedroom look

If a chic, bohemian vibe is what you’re going for in your bedroom, Living Coral provides just the right touch paired with other bright colours like yellow or turquoise. Pairing it with deeper colours, such as navy blue, adds a relaxed yet sophisticated vibe to your bedroom. If you’re going for an edgy, modern look, try pairing living coral with punchy colours like black and white. Nothing adds luxury quite like a layered bed, so be creative while using Living Coral to brighten up your bed linens.

Use painted accents around the house

If you’re ready to start a more committed relationship with living coral, now’s the time to invest in some paint. Start with some subtle accents around the house, such as a coral-hued window trim. If you have some stencils handy, experiment with a painted wall motif in a design you fancy. If you’ve decided to go big, a feature wall in Living Coral is a great conversation starter.

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