While fleeting trends don’t make for the smartest home investments over time, there’s inspiration to be found every time Pantone announces their take on the color of the year. And with 2019 urging us to explore the world of ‘Living Coral,’ we turned to Décor Aid interior designers for their wisdom on making the best use of living coral by seamlessly injecting your home with brilliant hits of the color.
USE LIVE CORAL TO ACCESSORIZE
When it comes to quick and affordable décor updates, a rethink of decorative accessories can make all the difference in making your home stand out while keeping it on trend. Of course, small doses of such a vibrant color are easier to work with and to commit to, and they can be easily found relatively inexpensively.
You can bring in live coral with something as small as a scented candle to see how just a touch of the color makes you feel, or you can be more explorative with linens and even lamps as there’s an endless variety of routes you can play with. To keep the look light and well-judged, keep in mind that more than three shots of live coral in any corner of your home will overwhelm the eye or come off heavy-handed.
CREATE A RICH MIX OF COMPLEMENTARY SHADES
For a memorable and unique take on the live coral color trend, bring any room to life by using the hue as a main focal and starting point and work around it with various shades of complementary tones.
By doing so, you’ll be able to use the visual weight live coral lends to a room to your advantage while making stylish use of its timeless appeal to boot.
WAKING UP YOUR ENTRYWAY CAN MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE
Add an enviable sense of charming appeal by bringing live coral to the exterior entrance of your home for a stunning and unexpected update.
By painting your front door or its surrounding trim, you’ll be able to quickly and inexpensively refresh your entryway for a delightful and cheery statement. But if that’s too much or simply not possible, bring your entryway back to life with vibrant shots of live coral with a rug, framed prints or catchall trays.
DON’T SHY AWAY FROM A SMALL DOSE OF CORAL
Again, when it comes to color trends, it all depends on what you are happy with, that is, if you do like the color and think it could work for your home. After all, who says that you’ve got to go all out when we’re simply talking a trending color of the year.
Instead, approach the trend as you would with any other and think about the smaller ways you can bring it into your home without coming off as heavy-handed. This could be through fresh window treatments, accent décor or even a charming bouquet of flowers.
CONSIDER PATTERN PLAYS
For a visually interesting take on Pantone’s color of the year, consider creating refreshing plays on color and pattern by making live coral work as a starting point as it pairs well with just about any color – from light to dark.
Use coral to kickstart the energy of a room by counterbalancing it with unexpected patterns for a visually stimulating take on the trend. This could be via easy to source throws and blankets, or hits of the powerful shade brought in by fresh linens and evocative artwork.
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