Living Coral

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Easy on the eyes, Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year is perfect for accentuating a neutral-toned room without being too distracting. This soft, pinkish hue is a fun shade to accessorize with and its playful vibe means it pairs easily with metallic shades such as gold and silver to create a modern aesthetic. Living Coral “emits the desired, familiar and energizing aspects of color found in nature,” delivering a refreshing burst of energy to your home.

I love SW 6620 Rejuvenate as it’s a rich, saturated coral. We used this in a dining room for a client who wanted a different spin on a southern “red” dining room. It bounces the light coming from a large bay window in the room. This would also be a cheerful alternative to a pink, little girl’s room paired with white furniture.

—Carole Marcotte, Form & Function,

SW Rejuvinate #6620 is a fun coral shade to use.  It pairs well with a cool white color which calms down the brightness of the coral. It also pairs well with blue. Blue is opposite orange on the color wheel and looks beautiful paired with the right coral.

—Tula Summerford, Design by Tula,

For my favorite shade of coral, I’m going with PPG Smoked Salmon.  It is a deep, luscious shade of coral, sure to warm up and enliven any space it is used in.  A small dose as a painted side table, or as a throw pillow on a chair, will certainly bring a smile to your face!

—Sally Williams, Colorful Concepts Interior Design,

Just beyond the cusp of orange lies an invigorating shade of coral appropriately named Emberglow by Sherwin Williams (SW6627). When used as an accent, this cheery hue can add a distinct pop of color to any room. Emberglow evokes memories of a North Carolina sunset and pairs well with periwinkles and creams.

—Debbie Cain, Inspirations,

We imagine this color (Benjamin Moore: Bubble Tea) as a high sheen finish on a sideboard or vanity cabinet. 

—Roux MacNeill Studio,


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