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7 Ways to Add 2019’s Color of the Year to Your Home

January 4, 2019

By Cathy Hobbs, Founder & Creator of Cathy Hobbs Design Recipes

If you haven’t heard yet, the new “it” color (Pantone’s Color of the Year) is…living coral! Orange you ask? Well, not really. Living Coral is an updated and fresh shade—not orange, not peach, but instead, according to the celebrated Pantone Institute, the color of a vibrant sunset.

If you’re thinking about sprucing up your home, here are 7 ways to incorporate the 2019 Color of the Year into your décor:

1. Consider weaving in a small but mighty “pop of color.”

Instead of allowing the trendy shade to dominate your décor, why not bring in living coral as a thoughtfully used accent color? Sometimes, less is more.

2. Think carefully about your foundational colors.

Consider pairing this vibrant hue with more toned-down colors such as charcoal gray, white, taupe, and even brown.

3. Introduce living coral through the use of artwork.

Bringing in paintings, photos, and other types of artwork is a smart way to incorporate a new and powerful “it” color into nearly any space.

4. Target rooms that don’t get much light.

With its warm undertones, living coral can significantly help brighten a space that can use a little livening up in the color department.

5. Use accessories to tie in the color.

From decorative pillows to throws and rugs, accessories are an ideal and relatively affordable way to introduce the color living coral.

6. Experiment with an accent wall.

Painting remains an easy way for interior designers to blend color into a space. Just imagine how stylish it would be to pair a neutral color palette with a bold living coral accent wall!

7. Purchase a statement piece in living coral.

Whether it’s an accent chair, area rug, or bold accent piece, incorporating a “statement piece” can help to ensure the color living coral takes center stage. 

If you’re hesitant to bring in this bold new shade, just remember that none of these tips are permanent. Freshening up your décor can be a low stakes way to breathe new life into your home. For more to design tips that you can try out in the new year, take a look at my Design Recipes!

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