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The Bright Side

How to use Pantone's playful color of the year in home decor

Every year Pantone announces a color that not only majorly sets the tone in home interiors and fashion, but is also inspired by the current mood of global culture- often to serve as eye candy we all desperately need.

This is why PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral has made such a splash!

& we're all so glad she's here.

The Pantone team shared in a statement, "Sociable and spirited, the engaging nature of Living Coral welcomes and encourages lighthearted activity. Symbolizing our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits, Living Coral embodies our desire for playful expression." It's true, the world has felt a bit too heavy lately and a high-octane pick-me-up such as Living Coral is just the party we all want to be invited to.

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So how does one use such a bright and lively hue in the home? The answer: very carefully. If you search Pinterest.com you will find many options, (some seriously cringe worthy) for implementing this vibe into your living spaces, and we will say, it's. a. vibe. But don't fret, follow our tips below and your home will stay looking balanced and fresh.

3 ways to use Pantone 16-1546 Living Coral in the home:

1. On the walls

Living Coral can look fantastic on interior walls. The key is to use it as an accent wall or in a room where a lot of natural light is present. No doubt this color gives off serious personality so it requires thoughtful decorating to keep a room from feeling overly stimulating. There are two decorating routes to take with Living Coral on the walls. The first, is to embrace the funky vibrance of the color by decorating with kitsch, while the second is to balance the fiery tone with soft earthy textures, colors, and materials.

Extra tip: if you are creating an eclectic/kitschy atmosphere, keep the decor items to a minimum so the space feels purposeful and uncluttered.

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2. As a statement

We absolutely love the versatility of Living Coral as a couch statement piece. You can either use the couch as a focal point or place it in a colorful space with complimentary hues-hello mint green! Living Coral looks best on furniture in velvet and is spectacular against a light wood floor.

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As an accent

Living Coral is the perfect hue to use as an accent color. Throw pillows, curtains, light fixtures, bookends, pots, paintings- really, the possibilities are endless. Our top tip is to be thoughtful about complimentary colors and to have fun with it. If you're feeling really adventurous you might even try this joyful color on a door or even the ceiling. Just be sure you're ready to commit to that much energy on the daily.

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If you have any questions about home decor, Real Estate, or Feng Shui, be sure to schedule a free chat with us! We would love to hear from you,

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