Just Peachy!

Pantone’s 2019 colour of the year, Living Coral, is the best of both worlds – the zesty energy of orange paired with the softness of pink. With a warm and soft glow, it’s versatile enough for every room in the house – but best of all it’s the perfect accent to cool colours like blue and grey, which makes it easy to add to existing modern palettes.

Here are a few tips on how to incorporate Living Coral into your decor right now…


No matter what style you have in the bedroom, from bold bohemian to subtle sanctuary; coral can maintain the vibe.   A vibrant valance punctuated with a few throw cushions, lampshades and some bedside pottery provides an instant makeover that’s sure to please and easy to change out.


Replace any red or pink accents in your lounge room like cushions and artwork with splashes of Living Coral. If you are feeling more adventurous, try bolder soft furnishings like a rug or curtains, or items of furniture like a statement chair or feature wall. Keep it tasteful by incorporating coral in a pattern rather than in a block.


Being such a happy colour, coral can energise even the blandest of bathrooms. You can separate out it’s components of orange and pink with juicy coloured towels and accents like shower curtains and basin accessories. Coral pairs well with green, so you can really accent the ‘living’ part with plants in peachy pots for a bathroom that is really buzzing.


While pink is undoubtedly feminine, it can sometimes be too childlike for interiors. Living coral is the grown-up pink – still pretty but more chic – enabling you to take risks with your décor without invoking the feeling of living in a Barbie Dream Home.


Coral exudes such optimism it’s perfect for welcoming spaces like a front door and entryway. Draw people inside with an inviting shade you can carry through. At the very least it’s sure to brighten your mood every time you come home.

Living coral is pretty positive and comes in a range of beautiful tones – so you’re sure to find one that’s right at home in your home.

Come and talk to the colour experts at the Christchurch Home Show, 22-24 March 2019 at Horncastle Arena to see how you can add a splash of colour to your home. With over 140 home building & renovating companies on display, we’ve got all your home improvement needs sorted.

See www.christchurchhomeshow.co.nz for tickets & more info!