Round up of the hottest homewares in Pantone’s Colour of the Year and how to embrace the colour

Supported by Canberra Outlet

Each year, the world of design looks to Pantone to predict the colour that will set trends and in 2019 it’s ‘Living Coral’. Unlike last year’s ‘Ultra Violet’ which was perhaps a bit too intense for interiors, we’re seeing a fab range of coral-coloured products for the home hitting stores.

An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.

‘Living Coral’ is the perfect colour to inject positive, summery vibes into your home. The weather is already teasing us with a taste of spring, and before we know it, outdoor entertaining will be on our mind.

Here is our round up of the hottest homewares in Pantone’s Colour of the Year available at Canberra Outlet and our tips to introduce this colour into your home!

Pantone colour of the year 2019
Image via Pantone

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‘Costa Rica’ quilt from Harris Scarfe
Luxury Egyptian towels from Sheridan
‘Danica’ round cushion from Freedom
‘Small Garden Design’ book available at Provincial
‘Lenoux’ quilt cover from Freedom
‘Kaya’ diamond rug from Early Settler
‘Buller’ throw from Provincial
Oakmoss and cedarwood soap from Provincial
‘Sunburn’ bamboo serving bowl
‘Chandani’ round cushion from Early Settler
Velvet feature cushion from Early Settler
‘Cora’ tall jug from Early Settler
‘Winnie’ quilted velvet quilt cover from Adairs
‘Verona’ sand glass timer from Adairs
Large ‘Neptune’ vase from Adairs
Real living colour of the year
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How to embrace this year’s Colour of the Year

Has our shopping edit got you inspired to introduce this accent colour into your home?

We often get asked how to introduce a new colour into the home or refresh rooms without having to buy too many new pieces, and our advice is always the same.

1. Add 3-5 pops of your accent colour

You don’t have to go overboard when introducing a new colour – particularly when it’s as vibrant or bold as coral.

Just 3-5 pops of colour across a room will set the tone and create interest in the space. For example, in your living room you may want to select a cushion from our round up above, a candle or decorative item on the coffee table in a styled arrangement, and either artwork with accents of coral or a throw rug.

Scattered across a room, our eye will naturally look for these pops of colour.

Romantic autumn bedroom landcape
Loving the coral tones in this artwork from Adairs and dusty coral bedding too

2. Play with shades

You’ll notice in our list of hottest homewares that there are so many shades of coral available – from vibrant to muted, and those with dusty pink to clay undertones.

Play with tone and shade to introduce this colour in a sophisticated and confident way. Perhaps in a vignette you could use something like the Freedom vessel alongside the more pastel coloured hourglass from Adairs.

3. Contrasting materials work best

Our final tip is to look for ways you can pick up this colour using a range of materials. It will look more inviting if you can embrace coral-coloured items in a mix of soft and hard materials.

By that we mean soft textiles like any of those luxe cushions (that velvet one has our name on it!) or throw rugs, and hard materials like decor items made from glass or metal.

Do you think ‘Living Coral’ might become your accent colour this Spring/Summer? We’d love to know if you spot any other fab products in this trending hue.


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