Home design with the colour of the year: Living Coral

For the past nineteen years, Pantone’s colour experts have searched high and low to capture that one colour that’s a reflection of what’s taking place in the world at a moment in time. 2019’s colour of the year is ‘living coral’, a peachy shade of orange with a golden undertone. Sounds beautiful, right? It has been described as energetic, optimistic and spirited. It holds true to its meaning because it has been populated everywhere – from our Instagram feeds, through fashion, and also through home design! Whether it be a feature wall, an accessory, cushions or even through kitchen utensils, the bright pops of coral are sure to add an element of uniqueness to your home design.

So, how would this colour look in your home design? Check out some ideas for using this animated colour into your interior!


The type of furniture that you have can make or break the aura of your interior. Understandably, coral is such a bright colour, so if you aren’t ready to incorporate a large piece of coral coloured furniture, then why not try something small like stools? They can even be used as a stand for indoor plants and bring another contrasting colour into your home design.

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Adding a colourful cushion is one of the easiest ways to bring a pop of colour into your interior, especially with such a bold colour like coral. If you have neutral colour furniture, you can easily make it look vibrant by adding colourful cushions. Don’t be afraid to play around with patterns and prints and be as creative as you like. If you love a bright and energised room, then coral is the way to go. Pairing it with dark neutrals, such as through your bedding, can still create and maintain the relaxing nature of the bedroom.

Image: Kemble_interiors


If you are someone with bolder tastes and not afraid to experience new things, then why not add a coral wallpaper? It can definitely add the ‘wow’ factor to your home design. A coral wallpaper makes such a bold statement and will add some fun and personality into your room and it can provide some relief from just having a bland colour scheme, letting the eye travel. The same effect can also be achieved through the use of colourful artworks.

Image: Martin Brudnizki


When paired with a darker colour (like black), coral will turn into a rich tone and create a stunning contrast, making your interior look as luxurious as ever!

Image: Wohnklamotte

Thinking of building a home that reflects your lifestyle and getting creative with living spaces? Book a call with a member of our team today or call 1800 184 284 for expert advice on the right home design for you!

Manya Mehra

Manya graduated with an Honours degree in 2018 in Creative and Professional Writing. Alongside that, she is passionate about interior design, house renovation and art.


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