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How to decorate with Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year, Living Coral

Pantone's 2019 Color of the Year: Living Coral

Key insights:

  • The 2019 Pantone Color of the Year is Living Coral.
  • There are fun and simple ways to incorporate this shade into your home — especially as spring arrives.
  • Need some home style inspiration? We’ve curated a Pinterest board full of ideas for you.

Every year Pantone chooses a Color of the Year to reflect current cultural moments in a single hue. This year, their highlighted color is Living Coral, an energetic shade with soft undertones. From fashion to social media and home decor to product packaging, you will begin to see Living Coral all around you in the coming months.

Want to join the trend? Whether you’ll add a pop of color to your living room or you’re inspired to redesign your space completely, here are some insights you can use when playing with Living Coral in your home.

Why Living Coral?

This year’s Pantone shade, Living Coral, was chosen for its fusion of opposites in today’s continually shifting world. The brightness of living coral evokes playfulness, joy and buoyancy, while the warm undertones elicit comfort, connection and familiarity.

This striking color encourages a vibrant lifestyle with a gentle approach — the perfect hue to add to your home design. We’ve gathered ideas on how you can incorporate Living Coral in your space. So, if you’re excited about this vivid yet natural color, check out the following tips.


Living Coral is indeed a lively color. If you’d like to temporarily test the color in your home before committing to a larger change, try adding a bouquet of flowers to your dining room table.

The addition of flowers or other plants is a simple and inexpensive way to begin to introduce a new color into your space. Here are some flowers that match the Living Coral shade:

  • Gerbera daisies
  • Coral roses
  • French tulips
  • Coral charm peonies

Accent pieces

Another great way to test out a new color in your home is through accent pieces. Add a pop of color with simple decor pieces like pillows, throws, frames or dishes. Simply swap out these items throughout the course of the year to add fresh decor pieces to your space.

And remember, accent pieces don’t have to be small! Consider splashing Living Coral through your home with a new rug, oversized chair or a statement piece of art. These accent pieces may spark new interest in a room or hall that you previously just passed through.


Are you ready to go all out with Living Coral? Wallpaper has been an especially trendy way to emphasize new colors in homes. Consider adding Living Coral wallpaper to a smaller space in your house, like your laundry room or half-bathroom. Or, create a major focal point by placing the wallpaper on a single accent wall in a larger room.

No matter how you choose to decorate your walls with Living Coral — paint works too — the color will add an element of fun and comfort to any room.


As homes become more and more technologically advanced, mood lighting has been on the rise. Whether you have an integrated light system or you pick up an individual mood lamp, lighting can be an extremely fun way to add Living Coral into your space. (Plus, you can turn it off when you need a break from it.)

Let’s get started!

Are you ready to start decorating with the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year Living Coral? We’ve created a Pinterest board full of ideas to inspire your home design.

For more insights on home trends, buying a new property or selling your home, reach out to Edina Realty or one of our agents.

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