10 chic ways to bring Living Coral - 2019 colour of the year - into your home

According to Pantone (the authority on colour for the design industry), this beautiful hue reflects an innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits, and there are some simple ways to invite the bright shade and those sunny sentiments into your home.

COVER STAR

Woven with 100% cotton on traditional wooden looms in Morocco's Atlas mountains, these lightweight Pom Pom blankets (opens in new tab) are super soft and a great way to add a layer of warmth on chilly winter evenings.

REST EASY

Don't fancy decorating? Boost your bedroom scheme with the Thea bed (opens in new tab) upholstered in Coral brushed linen cotton.

PRETTY PLANTER

Plants are a guaranteed way to invigorate a space and hanging them in a coral pink macrame basket nails two trends at the same time.

PAINT EFFECTS

Behind the cheery brightness of this colour lies a darker note, as Living Coral is said by Pantone to reference society's devastating effect on the environment, so what better way to introduce this colour than by upcycling furniture, plant pots or anything else in need of a refresh with a coat of paint? This coral shade is created with a mix of Annie Sloan chalkpaints (opens in new tab): Emperor's Silk and Tilton (from the Charleston range).

SIMPLE SEATING

The shortest day has passed and as the evenings begin to get longer, our thoughts naturally turn to spring and the great outdoors. These Week-end chairs (opens in new tab) by Petite Friture are a cheery choice for the garden, terrace or conservatory dining area. Coming soon in this new shade and they're stackable too.

COOL COFFEE TABLE

Whether you're planning an outdoor scheme or enjoying the garden from the comfort of a conservatory, the Week-end coffee table (opens in new tab)accompanies the chairs above and is a suitable spot for drinks, books, magazines, phones and other paraphernalia.

NESTING INSTINCT

Designed by the Bouroullec's with comfort in mind, the free-form shape of the Ploum sofa (opens in new tab) makes kicking back easy, while its coral upholstery invites a sunny demeanour.

THROWING SHAPES

This Geometric rug (opens in new tab) would provide an instant hit of warmth and vibrancy with its graphic pattern and sunset hue.

COMFORT ZONE

Named after the Paï-Paï fan, which it's inspired by, this seat (opens in new tab) is packed with high-performance foam for sink-into comfort and style.

 

 

JUST DESSERTS

Not just for dining, this classic Kastehelmi Sundae bowl (opens in new tab) would brighten up a bedroom dressing table or bathroom shelf and serve as a place to store costume jewellery, cotton wool and other beauty bits.

 

Jacky Parker is a London-based freelance journalist and content creator, specialising in interiors, travel and food. From buying guides and real home case studies to shopping and news pages, she produces a wide range of features for national magazines and SEO content for websites


A long-time contributor to Livingetc, as a member of the team, she regularly reports on the latest trends, speaking to experts and discovering the latest tips. Jacky has also written  for other publications such as Homes and Gardens, Ideal Home, Red, Grand Designs, Sunday Times Style and AD, Country Homes and Interiors and ELLE Decoration.