Pantone announcing Living Coral as it’s Colour of the year for 2019, raised a cheer amongst most of the Interior Design world. As usual, Pantone have chosen quite an Intense shade. But the difference, this year is that it’s a warm and pretty tone. It lends itself well to both fashion and interiors. I can imagine lots of pretty pastel bedroom appearing on instagram this year. You can soften Living Coral with white and it looks very pretty with pastel blues and minty greens.
For my Living Coral Inspired mood board I have looked at giving this an elegant, more grown up, appeal. By mixing this intense shade with navy or black – you can immediately give it an air of sophistication.
To show you how to Style this colours I have chosen some of my favourite Designer/Makers that will create a unique design.
I have recently featured the beautiful Art Work of Simone Webb and her floral designs were a perfect match to feature on this board. The print shown is ‘Fecundity III’ on Aluminium with Copper leaf. Simone has a wide range of Floral images in Coral tones and for a more pastel scheme her Tellurian Riches would look great. You can see more of Simone’s work on her recent post.
Another great Designer/maker that fits with the Living Coral theme is Ceramic Artist, Olivia Walker. Olivia throws precise forms in Porcelain and then makes paper-thin additions to the form. Creating an organic sculpture that resembles coral or lichen growing from the vessel. She has previously featured on our highlights of The London Design Festival and it’s great to have the chance to showcase her work on this mood board.
I have also selected Glass by Artist, Pia Wustenberg. I love the simple just under-stated rustic look of her stacking vessels. They just look as if they could have been washed up on the sea shore.
Light wood tones of Oak work well with this contemporary mood board. I have chosen furniture designer Nick James. The Fluted Collection is made from European Oak. However, as all his pieces are made to order you can chose from a selection of different hardwoods to compliment your home.
Nick James – Fluted Cabinet
Fluted Cabinet detail
As a solid paint colour for walls Living Coral can be quite intense. So here I have used a wallpaper by Muralswallaper called Red Grunge. It’s watercolour effect creates the beautiful subtle tones and textures of Coral.
Murals Wallpaper – Red Grunge
Coral is a great colour for Statement Furniture and I have chosen a contemporary design for the sofa. A daybed in this great colour by Sofa.com. The lighting is hand -blown retro style pendants by Rothschild & Bickers and the Bamboo silk rug is from Rugvista. There are a great selection of Coral cushions at Amara from which I selected black velvet and pretty decorative designs in coral to compliment the colour pallet.