In Living Color

Pantone - the color trend forecasting company - announced a vibrant and dramatic color for its 2019 top pick. Living Coral is described as optimistic, joyful, and spirited, as well as a response to the over-digitized world.

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It’s definitely a bright and happy color, but one that might be more comfortable in fashion and fabrics than many home applications. Because while we love oranges and pinks, most people are nervous to use them in their homes!

Alexander McQueen SS19

Alexander McQueen SS19

Most of the examples of Living Coral you see online are in fashion or in stationery and jewelry. And even then, I’m not sure anyone would wear the color head-to-toe as shown in a recent McQueen show! So what’s a color fanatic to do?

Beth Lindsey Interior Design

Beth Lindsey Interior Design

I love hues on the orange end of the spectrum, but they can be intense in major applications, like painting an entire wall. So I always say you should experiment with bolder color choices in small doses. You can also tone down a bright color by using its opposite partners on the color wheel. In the case of coral, that would be blues and greens. That gives you a more balanced look!

Beth Lindsey Interior Design

Beth Lindsey Interior Design

As you can see above, it’s also a good idea to use your boldest colors in accessories, like pillows, rugs, art, and fabrics. When a color is a “trend,” you want to be able to swap it out if you decide it isn’t for you or if the trend changes and you want a new look.

So what do you think about Living Color? Is it something you would use in your home? Let me know in the comments section below!

Warmly,

Beth