Pantone’s Living Coral: Expert Tips for the Home

With Pantone declaring Living Coral the Color of the Year, top home and design experts from, Sherwin-Williams, MasterBrand Cabinets and Formica Brand are available to weigh in on the color trend. These industry experts can share perspective on the choice and give advice on how to use it in the home – from accents to bigger statements with cabinetry, surfaces and wall color.

Sandra Chandler, Trend Expert and Lead Buyer at | “The optimistic vibe of Living Coral leaves your space feeling cheery and upbeat. Hang a picture inspired by this hue where you’ll see it often – the kitchen, bathroom or entryway are great options – to channel its warmth when you need it.”
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Sue Wadden, Director of Color Marketing at Sherwin-Williams | “Coral is a great accent color and is often used to bring pops of color into more neutral spaces. If you want to go bold, but not overcommit, try using Coral Reef SW 6606 to paint the kitchen island, as an accent wall or within artwork in the room.”
Images, courtesy of Sherwin-Williams

Stephanie Pierce, Director of Design & Trends at MasterBrand Cabinets | “Living Coral is one of the most perfect recent Pantone colors of the year. Its relevance in home interiors, particularly kitchens, is something that breathes life into, and brings color excitement back to this space. Dare I say, it could even be a gateway back into red kitchens. We have started to see a rise of personal color preferences making their way back into cabinetry as accent areas, small appliances and decor, and this is a very useable color tone, especially as we will likely see variations of this shade with even more intensity or as drop downs in a paler range.”
Images, courtesy of MasterBrand Cabinets

Renee Hytry Derrington, Global Design Lead at Formica Group | “For a touch of humanizing warmth, the Pantone 2019 Color of the Year, Living Coral, is ideal to represent the heart of the home and bold enough for modern interiors. Living Coral is a brave, contemporary yet familiar color that spans the physical to the digital world. Formica Laminate’s Clementine is a slightly deeper version that can go from the home to comfortable public living rooms like coffee shops, offices, and hotel lobbies.”
Images, courtesy of Formica Group

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