PHOTO COURTESY PANTONE
Let’s dive right in: The 2019 Pantone Color of the Year is Living Coral, a subdued pink-orange hue that draws a spirit of playfulness from one of nature’s most vibrant ecosystems.
Officially announced by the provider of professional color standards Thursday, the lively shade seeks to reflect our need for “authentic and immersive experiences that enable connection and intimacy.”
“Just as coral reefs are a source of sustenance and shelter to sea life, vibrant yet mellow Pantone 16-1546 Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment,” the brand said in a statement.
While last year’s Pantone 18-3838 Ultra Violet promoted reflection and a reach-for-the-stars attitude, Living Coral — a color ever present on social media and in the sea — calls on us to foster meaningful relationships and have a little fun.
“With consumers craving human interaction and social connection, the humanizing and heartening qualities displayed by the convivial Pantone Living Coral hit a responsive chord,” the brand added.
Check out rooms featuring hues similar to Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year, straight from the pages of Luxe.
In this bedroom, the linen curtains’ striking Pierre Frey print, called Futuna, brings a tie-dyed vibe in coral on cream, which provides tangy accents for grays and neutrals. The homeowners purchased the bed and the Delia chaise from Room & Board. (Tour the home.)
PHOTO: NATHAN KIRKMAN
The elegant dining table was imported from France through Leda-Decors and is surrounded by side chairs from Jeffrey-Marie and head chairs from Darrell Dean Antiques & Decorative Arts. Lee Parker fashioned the draperies using Scalamandre fabric with Samuel & Sons trim. The warm wood flooring underfoot is from ASD Surfaces. (Tour the home.)
PHOTO: JESSICA KLEWICKI GLYNN
Walls painted in a classic melon color–Monticello Peach by Benjamin Moore from Sergio’s Painting–make a striking impression in the living room. The vibrant hue is balanced by a light wool rug with a Moroccan-inspired raised pattern from Jack Walsh Carpets & Rugs, a neutral sofa, and a pair of wood armchairs covered in a green-and-white Quadrille fabric. (Tour the home.)
PHOTO: BRANTLEY PHOTOGRAPHY
Fit for a princess, this girl’s bedroom is decorated in shades of pink and located in the home’s turret.
PHOTO: JOHN SIMMONS ECKERT
Shades of peach and coral give this guest bedroom by NR Design Studio a relaxing feel.