Interior Design – 2019 Color of the Year

This year Pantone has decided that Living Coral is the 2019 Color of the Year.

It’s a very soft, warm and inviting color that, in my opinion, lends itself to a more sophisticated palette. With its soft peachy/orange base and the yellow undertone I see it used in all sorts of design: a painted wall, wallpaper, upholstered furniture, rugs, accessories, flowers, etc.  The design uses are endless.  As with any new color trend, we are apt to see it in all sorts of style and design elements.

This color is so perfectly used as a statement color as well as an accent. It’s a perfect match for earthly hues of golden yellow, lush greens, or even that perfect navy blue.  Its adds excitement to any room without taking control.  It’s a fresh take on the 60’s orange that so many of us lived with.  While orange has made a very small comeback over the years, Living Coral is much more suited for today’s design aesthetic.  Remember, you can use this color anywhere from full saturation to the lightest hue possible.

Enjoy this color. It’s simply beautiful.

Christopher Porikos
Author: Christopher Porikos

Christopher Porikos is an Interior Designer based in the Los Angeles area. He has a background in Retail Visual Merchandising and is educated in interior design. His love of design spans from traditional to contemporary and his style can be as eclectic or clean as the project requires. His unique eye for design comes from his lifelong interest in architecture, history, sketching, painting and the arts.