Pantone, the self-proclaimed global color authority, has released its 2019 Color of the Year—Living Coral. This shade is a vibrant golden peach, halfway between orange and pink, with a softer edge. Living Coral is all about appreciating nature, wherever you see it, in the depths of the ocean or in a breathtaking sunset.
Are you inspired by the energy of Living Coral? It's playful, creative, and joyful, the kind of color that grabs your attention immediately. As a color consultant, I’m not about to advise you to paint all your walls in Living Coral, but there are lots of ways to work this amazing shade into any room, with any color palette. And you can have this color right now, sprinkled throughout your house in these beautifully-colored items.
Here are 10 ways to bring Living Coral into your home today:
1. Our star stand mixer in this glowing shade
When it comes to stand mixers, KitchenAid is Reviewed's hands-down winner. We've tested it rigorously, and find that it can mix up cookie dough, knead bread, or whisk egg whites almost effortlessly, all the while looking impressive on your kitchen counter. This mixer comes in over 80 colors, but none is sweeter than this warm tropical coral KitchenAid calls Bird of Paradise. By the way, that shade was KitchenAid's color of the year in 2018, so they were ahead of their time.
2. A cool smart speaker that complements your decor
If you haven't gotten yourself a smart speaker yet, bring one home to make your life easier—whether you use it in the kitchen to answer cooking questions, in the living room to play your favorite tunes, or in the front hall to turn on the lights when you get home from work. We've tested the most popular smart speakers, and Google Home Mini is not only a low-cost way to enter the smart speaker world, but it's also the only one that adds 2019's Color of the Year to your home.
3. Spatulas to scrape the batter bowl
Unless you're a contestant on the Great British Baking Show, your baked creations are probably not terribly colorful. Add color to the kitchen instead with a set of coral spatulas, one light, and one dark. These silicone spatulas can do a speedy scrape of a big mixing bowl or non-stick bakeware without leaving a scratch, and they're printed with a little saying to remind you to "live life with a little spice".
4. An adorable coral side table
Whether it sits by your bed supporting your reading lamp or stands next to the living room couch to hold a drink, this little side table from Sauder is a fun, useful accent piece. It has shapely legs and a shelf to hold a basket of souvenirs from your summer vacation. The bright, beachy coral hue brings a pop of color wherever you put it.
5. A duvet cover that brings springtime to your bedroom
Ikea's Tovsippa duvet cover and pillowcase set is patterned with coral flowers floating in the breeze. The cotton fabric feels soft against your skin, and the fresh white background means this bedding will stand out as the centerpiece of a room.
6. This cheery microfiber bathmat set
You need a bathmat to keep you from slipping on wet tile when you step out of the tub. It's even better to get a mat in a snazzy coral pattern to give the bathroom a modern look. And with this set, you get two mats, so you can keep your feet warm while you're standing there brushing your teeth.
7. Thermal curtains for warmth and privacy
Curtains are an easy way to bring coral color to your room. A pair of these insulated curtains will maintain your privacy and help keep you warm in winter and cool in summer. The grommets make it easy to pull them shut when you want to darken the room for a day of binge-watching.
8. The most gorgeous chair ever
Contemporary, comfy, and graceful, this perfectly-scaled linen chair will fit nicely into your living room. Its pale coral shade looks amazing next to green walls and a white coffee table. But you can customize it in a different color if you prefer.
9. A super-cozy faux fur throw rug
Soft and fluffy, this brilliant coral rug brings a touch of bohemian flair to any room. Toss it on the floor or over the arm of a couch, and snuggle with it on chilly days. Don’t worry, no animals were harmed in the making of this faux fur—not from this planet, anyway.
10. Kid-friendly bowl-mat combo in a delicious color
I don’t know if you’ve ever thought about this, but you can serve a bowl of cereal for any meal. Breakfast for dinner, right? And the meal might even taste better to your little one in a scrumptious coral bowl with an attached placemat. It fits on the high chair tray, and it's so easy to clean up—just run it in the dishwasher between meals.
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