2019 Color of the Year

Pantone’s Color of the Year selection has been influencing decorating styles for many years. In fact, many manufacturers and fashion buyers wait for this announcement each year to begin their purchasing for the next year. Just this week, Pantone released the Color of the Year for 2019, 16-1546 Living Coral. It’s described as “an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.” It’s a vibrant color yet still has a warm and comfortable feel. Pantone expressed their desire to choose a color that is found in natural surroundings while also symbolizing both optimism and joy.


How do you decorate with the color of the year?

1. Use it as an accent wall. You can place a large piece of art or furniture against the wall to really accent the wall color. When mixed with the right balance of whites and complementary colors, you can get a beautiful harmonized look. Your accent wall doesn’t have to be a solid color, either. Get creative with a design or fun wallpaper pattern in a bathroom.

2. If an accent wall is too bold of a statement, use this color on a piece of furniture or as chic window treatments in a guest room perhaps. Color your built-in cabinets for a large impact in a small room.

3. One of the easiest ways to use the color of the year is to use it in accessories such as art, candles, pillows, etc. You can add a stylish touch to any room with a pop of color here and there.

The color selection does not stop there. Pantone offers different palettes to coordinate other colors with their color of the year.

Behr also released their 2019 color of the year, Blueprint S470-5, which is a beautiful, soothing color that would be great to complement with Pantone’s Living Coral.


Whatever color palette speaks to you, do not be afraid to make bold choices. Sometimes those bold color choices turn out to be the most elegant spaces in your home!