Bring the Pantone Color of 2019 Into Your Home Design (Living Coral Inspiration)

The Pantone color of the year for 2019 is Living Coral. This vibrant orangy-pink is a sharp turn from the Ultraviolet color of 2018, and we’re excited to see how this color impacts home designs. Embrace warmth by welcoming Living Coral into your space.

Named after the vibrant colors of our brilliant reefs under the sea, Living Coral quite literally breathes life into your home. While shades of orange are generally left out of high-end fashion, coral is an outlier. It bridges the gap between ordinary and luxury, and that’s exactly what Pantone set out to do with this bold choice.

While it might seem intimidating to bring such a bold color into your existing home design, it’s not as challenging as it sounds to pull off this trend. It looks especially great with wood toned furniture or with other nuetrals. Feeling bold? If so, mix your coral with deep greens, brassy whites, or even marble.

Featuring Surya Germili Ara Rug

Coral is the perfect happy medium between too-pink and too-bright. It’s a flattering color whether you use it as an accent or as the star of the show. It’s not too feminine, and it’s right on trend. If you’re looking to add Living Coral to your own home, consider balancing it with other neutral shades. Here are some color rugs to inspire you to welcome Living Coral into your home.

Coastal Elements

If Living Coral reminds you of the sea, and you’re ready to bring some of that fresh ocean air into your own space, choose a rug that complements the ocean itself. With wavy designs and bold colors, you’ll never tire of these trendy pieces.


Left: Nourison Coastal Area Rug; Right: Trans Ocean Seville Modern Damask Apricot Area Rug

Classic Trends

If you’re worried you won’t like Living Coral in the long-term but you still want to jump on the trend while it’s hot, consider choosing something a bit more classic. You can find coral rugs in classic styles that will complement any existing design without making too big of a splash.


Left: Jaipur Urban Bungalow Sabrine Area Rug; Right: Surya Germili Area Rug

Solid and Bold

If you’re ready to go all-in on Living Coral, don’t feel like you need to hold back. Letting coral be the star of the show in one of your rooms demonstrates your mastery of style and color. Let the color speak for itself with one of these stand-out rugs below.


Left: Safavieh Martha Stewart Spring Area Rug ; Center: Safavieh Tibetan Area Rug ; Right: Oriental Weavers Barbados Area Rug

No matter if you want to go big or small, bringing coral into your home is something to be excited about. This natural color is usually hidden below the surface of the ocean. It’s time to bring it out of hiding and into the light by using it in your home design. See for yourself why coral is making such a big impact with these ideas above.


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