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Living Coral: 2019 Pantone Color of the Year

Trend Report

Even before the announcement of the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year last week, shades of Living Coral were quietly making their presence felt in modern design.  

Contemporary Seating

"Vibrant, yet mellow ... Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment ..."

Pantone's choice of Living Coral as the 2019 Color of the Year affirms a color trend already abloom in contemporary design—and here, at 2Modern. The peachy pink shade has been making its presence quietly known for a few years, and the just-released Gus* Nexus collection, above, illustrates why this 'coral hue with a golden undertone' should leave modern design lovers tickled pink.


Modern Accents

"...this vivifying and effervescent color mesmerizes the eye and mind."

For those skittish about Living Coral as central color, a hint of coral makes for an enchanting touch. MENU Bottle Grinders, above, look more fetching than ever, dressed to the hilt in pinkish hues, while Blu Dot's100% Trays serve up a delicious spot of on-trend Living Coral. Ferm Living's Strawberry Blanket and Surya's Toya Throw make an alluring case for a soft and silky coral touch.


Geometric Rugs

"An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone..."

The latest innovations from GAN Rugs showcase shades of Living Coral, and none more so than Patricia Urquiola's Mirage Rug, above, a geometric wonder with irregular edges, and the Canevas Geo Rug, available in a soothing Coral colorway. Kinder Modern has long since made use of orange and pink tones, and the Gus* Gradient Rug runs the gamut from pale peach to deep orange.  


Patterned Wallpaper

"Living Coral is a nurturing color that appears in our natural surroundings..."

Design lovers who don't mind being enveloped in a shade of Living Coral will feel enlivened by Aimee Wilder's Cactus Spirit Wallpaper, a monochromatic composition that showcases a suite of coral shades. Tempaper's Lines Wallpaper allows the commitment averse to indulge in Living Coral for a brief time, while Graham & Brown's Pippa motif makes pale orange delicious.


Pendants & Table Lamps

"Sociable and spirited, the engaging nature of Living Coral welcomes and encourages lighthearted activity."

An illuminating case for Living Coral can be found in our range of modern lighting, including the just-arrived Fold Pendant from Northern Lighting and Forestier's Sphere Bamboo Shade, enlightening in deep coral tone. Blu Dot has been delving into Blush-dipped design for some time, and the Filter Table Lamp, above, demonstrates the hue's considerable merits.


Ottomans & Poufs

"Living Coral embodies our desire for playful expression."

Sweet and low seating in coral shades makes an inspired entrance, thanks to Fatboy's prettily patterned Rondeju Pouf and the brand's Velvet Lounger suite, equally appealing to kids and adults alike. The GAN Rugs Espacio collection features the ravishing Raw Ottoman, above, exquisitely embellished in coral-hued cross-stitching.