Bring Home the Pantone COTY: Living Coral

Dani Caruso
By Dani Caruso

If you’re not very familiar with PANTONE, all you have to know is they are ultimate color experts. Each year the company consults with various industries from print to paint to fashion and choose a hue that speaks for the next twelve months. PANTONE revealed that their 2019 Color of the Year is Living Coral.

Each shade has its own identification number and PANTONE 16-1546 is described by the company as, “An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge. Living Coral welcomes and encourages lighthearted activity. Symbolizing our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits, [it] embodies our desire for playful expression”.

Be prepared to see this color on the runway, in homes styled by your favorite decorators, at the paint shop, and much more. We’ve rounded up a myriad of home furnishings and products so that you jump into the new year with a little Living Coral too!

Photo: Etsy

Wall Hanging

Covet one of the trendiest decor pieces around, custom-made with coral threads.

Etsy, $46


Accent Pillow

Throw pillows are a great way to sneak in a pop color anywhere.

Urban Outfitters, $39


Official Mug

Get the official PANTONE mug for daily inspiration in your palette and your palate.

Pantone, $25


Wall Clock

Now’s the time to get a stylish and minimal clock in hue 16-1546.

Red Bubble, $31.25


KitchenAid Mixer

This coral-toned mixer makes a great statement piece in the kitchen, in addition to making a mean batch of cookie dough.

Williams Sonoma, $379.95


Ombre Pillow Cover

Introduce Living Coral into your space with this gradient pillow case.

Red Bubble, $19.77


Bath Towels

If this color is too vibrant for your home, wrap yourself in these towels post-shower for a day-to-day glimpse.

World Market, $9.99 each



Sit back and relax in this compact and cozy chair that adds a splash of pink to the room.

Pier1, $299.95



Brighten up a tablescape with these Italian-made utensils.

One Kings Lane, $72 for 5 pc.


Record Player

Spin vinyls on this coral canvas-wrapped turntable that doubles as a hip decor element.

Urban Outfitters, $99



Show off your color appreciation with this poster that’ll save you from painting the whole wall with this vibrant shade.

Etsy, $5.90


Area Rug

This faux fur rug brings extra fierceness to a space with its fuzzy texture and saturated color.

Amazon, $19.99



Splash this salmony hue across the globe with a decorative watercolor map.

Redbubble, $23.34 & up



Shed some light on the COTY with a set of “coral reef” colored lamps.

Lamps Plus, $149.99

Dani Caruso
By Dani Caruso
Dani is House One’s assistant editor. As a Norwalk, CT native, Dani graduated from UConn with a BA in Digital Media and Design. This millennial longs for the days of All That, Tamagotchis, and Dunkaroos. When she’s not working, she’s hanging outdoors, playing with her dogs, or watching makeup tutorials on YouTube.

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