House Design

Pantone colour of the year 2019

Written by The ReReport
As seen in the Source link, written by on 2019-01-21 12:34:48

Every year, paint company Pantone announces its colour of the year. But as the self-appointed “global authority on colour”, Pantone’s choices in the past couple of years have proven a challenge to use in interior design.So after the vibrancy of Greenery in 2017 and the boldness of last year’s deep purple Ultra Violet, the nominated colour for 2019 is a soothing balm.International colour expert and executive director of Pantone Leatrice Eiseman describes Living Coral as a source of energy.media_cameraSlippery Salmon from the Dulux collection makes a beautiful backdrop“Just as coral reefs are a source of sustenance and shelter to sea life, vibrant yet mellow Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment,” she says.Indeed, this deep peach with pink undertones is set to be the most successful interior colour since Pantone chose Rose Quartz, aka Millenial Pink, back in 2016. This is largely thanks to its ability to work with the new neutrals without shouting about it.media_cameraLiving Coral teams nicely with greys and warm whites. Paint swatches by Haymes PaintDulux colour expert Andrea Lucena-Orr says for those who love their neutrals, it’s a case of a little goes a long way with Living Coral.“It’s a colour that is perfect for accents — small touches like a coral-coloured blown glass pendant, a throw or a small feature wall,” she says. “It pairs particularly well with some of the warmer whites, as well as beige and greige tones.”Team it with most shades of grey and softer pink tones for a harmonious look that’s easy on the eye. While it’s well suited to warm summer days in coastal-style interiors, thanks to its nurturing qualities, it’s a great colour for delivering warmth through the cooler months of the year.media_cameraAlex Perry took inspiration from the Aegean Sea for his Psaraki rug for Designer RugsFor those feeling a little bolder, Living Coral has enough depth to handle stronger colour and pattern.Avoid softer peach tones in favour of this robust and hearty colour, which is strong enough to hold up a wall on its own. Opt for Dulux Slippery Salmon for paint colours or Graham & Brown’s Prism wallpaper with Strawberry Sundae paint to back it up.You could even go quite bold and team it with navy or indigo for a classic complementary colour combination, or add some gold or brass accents to play to its glamorous side.media_cameraDive right in or test the water with accessories such as a lamp or cushions. Photo: TaubmansAndrea says Living Coral is the kind of colour people are naturally drawn to — and for good reason.“In a time where so many of us are immersed in a digital world, and with so many negative world events, there’s just something about Living Coral that feels playful, warm and optimistic,” she says.Leatrice Eiseman agrees.“It expresses warmth, that kind of harmony, human interaction and social connection that we’re looking for now.”