“An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.”
The Pantone colour of the year 2019 has been announced as Living Coral – a vibrant, warm and nourishing shade of orange/pink. In this blog post, we take a look at how you can use Pantone’s Living Coral in your kitchen.
Living Coral was created as a response to the overuse of social media and digital technology and how it has irrevocably embedded itself into our daily life. Pantone developed this colour to enable connection and intimacy by providing an authentic and immersive experience. By engaging the natural tones of Living Coral, this welcoming and light-hearted tone conjures up our need to express our playful sociable and spirited nature.
How to use the Living Coral in Your Kitchen
Although vibrant, Living Coral offers a mellowness and so works particularly well with white. By using a muted palette alongside the colour of the year 2019, a dramatic effect is easily achieved, allowing it to take centre stage and intensify its warmth. In this example, Living Coral has been applied to the Shaker doors.
Not just a touch of colour for a monochrome scheme, Living Coral can be combined with other colours too. Turquoise, which is also calming, is a perfect complementary colour and has been paired with black drawers, worktops and upstands for even more impact.
Instead of painting whole walls or cabinet doors with the Pantone colour of the year 2019, you could use it sparingly like in these examples. Chairs or stools are an effective source of colour, and provide an ideal option for those who want to introduce a pop of colour without it dominating the room. Accessories too, such as these bowls and plates, are great for adding a temporary pop of colour and are perfect for complementing a wider colour scheme or for adding interest at meal times.
You could add an appliance in a complementary colour such as this turquoise toaster. Set this against a Living Coral wall and it will lift the welcoming and light-hearted tones and add to the oceanic theme of the colour of the year. The metal front panel of this toaster will pick up the coral hues of your kitchen and add further interest.
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