The Pantone Color Institute just released its Color of the Year for 2019 and it's a beautiful, vibrant shade of coral aptly-named "Living Coral." Is it too soon to say that we already want to live in house full of Living Coral home decor?!
Every year for the past twenty years, the Institute conducts careful trend analysis to uncover what and where the strongest color influences lie. From the Institute: "Living Coral emits the desired, familiar, and energizing aspects of color found in nature. In its glorious, yet unfortunately more elusive, display beneath the sea, this vivifying and effervescent color mesmerizes the eye and mind. Lying at the center of our naturally vivid and chromatic ecosystem, PANTONE Living Coral is evocative of how coral reefs provide shelter to a diverse kaleidoscope of color."
They also noted that because of "the onslaught of digital technology and social media increasingly embedding into daily life, we are seeking authentic and immersive experiences that enable connection and intimacy." We can definitely get on board for that!
Because the color is just so dang pretty, we're all about throwing some of this vibrant hue on your registry—and even buying some pieces for yourself, asap! Especially if you have a particularly neutral decorating scheme, adding in pops of Living Coral could be just the right way to experiment with a little playfulness in your palette.
Here are some of our favorite decor and registry pieces in Living Coral to snag STAT!
Antoinette Fainting Sofa
If it was named after Marie herself, you know it's good. So plush and cozy (not to mention pretty), you'll never not be fainting.
SHOP NOW: Urban Outfitters, $929
If you're a little trigger shy with executing too much of a bold color, these placemats are just the thing for you. Put 'em out when you're feeling brave, and just tuck them away when you need a little less vibrancy. Much less commitment than a couch!
SHOP NOW: Sur La Table, $14.50
There's something about a pintuck pillow that just makes us feel nostalgic. Update this velvet beauty with a vibrant coral shade and you've got yourself a new couch accessory.
SHOP NOW: Urban Outfitters, $39
Modern Wall Shelf
Who says your shelves have to be white or wooden? Break the mold with this angular modern shelf (that comes in tons of colors)!
SHOP NOW: Urban Outfitters, was $29, now $24