Every year that goes by, I look forward to finding out what is the color of the year according to Pantone. Not only because I’m a decoration maniac, but also because Pantone’s colors are incredibly gorgeous. I’m amazed every single year and I can’t get tired of it. So, without further ado, here’s Pantone Color of the Year for 2019!

“Painting is so poetic, while sculpture is more logical and scientific and makes you worry about gravity. - Damien Hirst

What Is Pantone 2019 Color of the Year?

A vivid and welcoming color to bring the best out of 2019.
A vivid end welcoming color to bring the best out of 2019. Source: Mashable

Pantone’s color experts look for inspiration in all types of places, from the film industry to fashion, socio-economic conditions, even social media platforms, and sporting events. PANTONE 16-546 Living Coral is a vibrant and bright color that provides warmth, comfort, and playfulness.

According to Pantone’s website, the idea for this color is that it brings out how mesmerizing our ecosystem is - since it refers to the coral reefs that “provide shelter to a diverse kaleidoscope of color.

From where I’m standing, this is a great color to follow 2018’s Ultra-Violet, which represented innovation, luxury, and mystique in a darker hue. This year came with the vivid living coral to overcome that and bring a fresh look to our lives!

How to Add the “Living Coral to your Home

Interior House Painting Tips

A living room update at the right time.
A living room update at the right time. Source: HGTV

You can paint a whole room, you can add an accent wall or even an accent ceiling. Painted ceilings are becoming more popular and this color would definitely make a gorgeous room to hang out in - especially if the job is done by a pro!

More than that,

If you have any old furniture, you can take the opportunity to renew that too - such as reupholstering couches or painting an old cabinet.

Update the Front Door

The front door is just waiting for a bold entrance.
The front door is just waiting for a bold entrance. Source: Lolly Jane

There’s nothing like coming home feeling the energy of a color like living coral. As Pantone’s mentioned on their site, this color “welcomes and encourages lighthearted activity, which is the perfect way to get home and relax after a busy day. It’s even inspired to look at, can you imagine getting home to a front porch like this? I’d certainly love it!

Update the Kitchen

It can be as simple as paiting the kitchen island.
It can be as simple as painting the kitchen island. Source: HGTV

There are many ways to use this color in your kitchen, aside from the accent wall idea I mentioned above, you can try:

  • Adding a new look to your kitchen cabinets
  • Installing a backsplash with living coral tiles (or simply paint your current one)
  • Rethink your countertop type to add color there
  • Update old appliances with new, trendy coral ones

Whichever idea you go with, I’m sure it will make your kitchen look a lot more modern and fun! Colorful kitchens are great for people who spend a lot of time cooking, and the living coral is guaranteed to help you feel inspired and enjoy the time over the stove.

Decor Ideas

Some pillows and a blanket will decor your bedroom beautifully.
Some pillows and a blanket will decor your bedroom beautifully! Source: The Cottage Market

While sticking to some home improvement ideas like I’ve been talking about so far will be great for your home, you can opt for using this color simply in your home decor. Like in the curtains, getting a new rug, buying a new tablecloth, and so much more!

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