Are you excited and slightly intimidated by colour? If so, you’re not alone – and 2019 has a real doozy for all you colour-shy folks out there. Pantone’s 2019 Colour Of The Year is Living Coral – what Pantone itself describes as an “an animating and life-affirming shade of orange with a golden undertone.” Yes, it’s certainly stunning, and equally intimidating.

If you love colour, but need some advice on how to incorporate it into your home, Nicholas Rosaci, designer and speaker at this year’s GTA Home & Reno Show, has some tips for you.

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Colour Me Coral

Pantone’s 2019 Colour Of The Year is a burst of joy and surprisingly versatile. It pairs well with many popular neutrals like beige, taupe and tan as well as the grey tones we have all come to embrace. Announced this past December, Living Coral is already making a splash in interiors, fashion runways and retail shops.

The re-emergence of coral really excites me in all it’s pretty incantations, from the boldest and brightest neon shades to its paler sorbets and desert coral tones. The colour hasn’t been seen in quite some time, but suddenly we are reminded of coral’s brilliance.

One look at the Colour Of The Year and you can’t help but think of “paradise.” Living Coral provides an oasis of beauty and calm for our interiors and literally reminds us of the importance of protecting the environment (think Coral Reef).

DID YOU KNOW??? Paining your walls is among the best and most cost-efficient ways to increase your home’s value!

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Living & Loving the Colour of the Year

The key to successfully working with coral is to look at it with a sophisticated eye and knowing that a little coral goes a long way. If painting an entire wall or room in coral is not your cup of tea, how about painting a kitchen island, which could be fab. Try bringing the colour into your home with more interchangeable items like gorgeous coral velvet cushions, drapes or even painting a piece of furniture in the shade. The trick is to layer and build continuity with the colour throughout.