This year’s Pantone Colour of the Year is called Living Coral. This colour has been described by the Pantone team as “an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.” In short, this hue needs to be incorporated into your upcoming house improvements.
Whether you want to utilize this colour a little or a lot, here’s five ways to go about it.
One of the more brazen ways to incorporate a little Living Coral into your home is by painting. This statement-making colour is best used as an accent wall in a living room or dining room. It also makes a great wall colour for powder rooms and kid rooms. If you’ve got some bathroom renovation ideas percolating, this paint colour may be just the finishing touch you’ve been looking for. Add extra texture by opting for decorative wallpaper instead.
By adding coral-coloured throw pillows to the sofa in the living room or hanging a picture that prominently displays this colour, you can refresh the appearance of your home without remodelling. This colour pairs exceptionally well with a variety of shades, like navy blue, acidic yellow, or a fresh green hue.
A chair, side table, or small kitchen appliance featuring Living Coral can make a bold statement. But be mindful of the actual design of the piece. Because this hue is bold and whimsical, an overly ornate piece of furniture painted in this colour can be overwhelming. Instead, select a simple coral-coloured chair or a sleek end table with simple embellishments. When it comes to working with this shade, less is always more.
If a complete kitchen renovation isn’t in the budget this year, that’s OK. There are still many different ways to incorporate this lovely colour into your kitchen. Living Coral will breathe life into your kitchen, giving it a playful feel. Whether you choose to paint your cabinets, an accent wall, or just proudly display your coral-coloured stand mixer, this colour will give your kitchen a fresh new look.
Inspired by the bold coral found in living reefs, this colour is found naturally in many different varieties of flowers. If you enjoy fresh-cut flowers in your home, select the ones that feature coral. This way you can bring in Pantone’s Colour of the Year in it’s most natural form.
Now that you’ve focused on the interior of the home, why not focus on the exterior? Here are 10 House Improvements that Boost Curb Appeal.
If you need a little help refreshing your home to feature the Pantone Colour of the Year, call the expert contractors at Rafter 4K Contracting. With more than 25 years of experience, our team of project management renovation specialists can ensure your vision of house renovations are carried out exactly the way you want them to be.