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

Once the festive decs come down, our homes can look a little drab. But fear not, Pantone's 2019 colour of the year, Living Coral, will inject warmth, vibrancy and a fresh feel for the new year ahead.

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 are super soft and a great way to add a layer of warmth on chilly winter evenings.

Pompom blanket, £95, Yonder Living.

REST EASY

Don’t fancy decorating? Boost your bedroom scheme with the Thea bed upholstered in Coral brushed linen cotton.

Thea bed in coral brushed linen cotton, from £1100, sofa.com

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.

Cosmo Macrame hanging basket, £15, Debenhams

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 chalk paints: Emperor’s Silk and Tilton (from the Charleston range).

Chalk paint Coral mix (Tilton and Emperor’s Silk), 1L from £19.95, Annie Sloan

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 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.

Week-end chair, £255, Petite Friture

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 accompanies the chairs above and is a suitable spot for drinks, books, magazines, phones and other paraphernalia.

Week-end coffee table, £350, Petite Friture

NESTING INSTINCT

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

Ploum sofa, £2481, Lignet Roset

THROWING SHAPES

This Geometric rug would provide an instant hit of warmth and vibrancy with its graphic pattern and sunset hue.

Geometric rug, £175, Ella James

COMFORT ZONE

Named after the Paï-Paï fan, which it’s inspired by, this seat is packed with high-performance foam for sink-into comfort and style.

 

 

Paipai armchair, £2476, Lignet Roset

JUST DESSERTS

Not just for dining, this classic Kastehelmi Sundae bowl 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.

Kastehelmi bowl, 35cl, £23, Iittala at Skandium

 

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