Networx: Use the Pantone Color of the Year in your home decor

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Living Coral is the Pantone Color of the Year for 2019. [Globetrotter19, CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0), from Wikimedia Commons]

Announcing the new Pantone Color of the year. The chosen color for 2019 is … Living Coral. Take a look at what this cutting-edge hue is all about and how you can incorporate it into your home decor.

What is the Pantone Color of the Year?

The company is best known for the "Pantone Color of the Year," which has been announced every December since 2000. This is an iconic shade that not only reflects contemporary design trends, but also embodies the spirit of the coming year.

Pantone Color of the Year 2019

Living Coral is the color for 2019, a rich pinkish orange touched with gold. It’s organic, lively, nurturing and above all optimistic - exactly the qualities that the good folks at Pantone feel we need a little more of in our increasingly digital world. This warm and engaging but not too over-the-top choice is Number 16-1546 according to the Pantone numbering system.

Public response to the color selection has been mixed, ranging from "Love it!" to "No. Just no." Taking the middle ground, many homeowners opine that the intense coral hue is great … in carefully measured quantities.

Use the color of the year in your home

Concrete - If you’re ready to make a major splash, why not rev up your plain gray concrete floor, porch, or patio with Living Coral? Look for dedicated concrete paint or stain, and once the finish has been applied, protect its beauty with an appropriate wax or sealer.

Textiles - Textiles of all types are another simple way to add a little (or a lot) of this new color to your home. Experiment with Living Coral bath towels, throw blankets, curtains, area rugs or an upholstered headboard. If you fall in love with a coral fabric but are not sure where to use it, try framing a swath as wall art.