Named by Pantone as the Colour of the Year for 2019, here are some tips for incorporating the vibrant colour Living Coral into your home…

Described as an animating and affirming shade of orange with a golden undertone by Pantone, Living Coral is a hue that can add vibrant impact to any home.

“The pinkish-orange hue immediately brings to mind sun-drenched holidays and will add a welcome pop of colour and positivity to any space,” says Stacey Nel, marketing manager for linen specialists Volpes.

“Depending on how adventurous you want to be with your interiors, there are some simple and clever ways that you can incorporate this gorgeous colour into your home,” explains Nel.

Here are her tips for adding this colour to your home, without overdoing it:

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Pops of coral

Whether it’s a textured throw at the end of the bed or a patterned print on cushions, you can use soft furnishings and accessories to add subtle pops of coral colour to your home. You could also bring the colour into a room with artwork and ornaments.

Add coral towels and accessories to instantly update a bathroom. A small guest bathroom is a particularly great place into which to inject some colour with quirky coral wallpaper, towels and bathroom accessories in matching or contrasting colours.

Adding small coral updates is a great way to stay on trend, without a massive expense or design overhaul.

Paint a statement

Give an old piece of furniture a new lease of life and create a coral statement piece with paint.

All you need is a tester pot of paint to complete this ‘mini makeover in a morning’.

You could also go all out by painting a feature wall (or all four walls in a room) in coral.

How to complement coral

As Living Coral is bright and vibrant, complement it with dark contrasting colours like navy or dark green, which will allow the coral to stand out.

You could also use metallic accents and accessories to enhance the golden undertone of Living Coral.