After waiting with bated breath as countless paint companies announced their COTYs, Pantone, the preeminent color authority (at least when it comes to hype), finally announced their choice for the 2019 Color of the Year: Living Coral. It’s a vibrant, tropical, almost neon shade that marries the best parts of pink and orange in one eye-catching color.
When it comes to decorating, it might not be for everyone, but if you’re willing to dive in and try out the bold hue, these products are a great place to start. The best part? None of them cost more than $40.
Throw pillows are probably the easiest way to try out trends without making a huge commitment in your space. This cheery option is almost a perfect match for Living Coral, but its small size keeps the bold hue from feeling overwhelming.
If you’d prefer to dabble in Living Coral without inching toward neon territory, this more subdued take could be for you. It’s still decidedly coral, but more accessible. And the fringe adds a great boho touch.
Coral also pairs beautifully with natural greenery, so it’s a great option for vases and other plant vessels. This mini pot would look great as a pop of color in an otherwise neutral room, or as part of a colorful collection of plants.
This little bud vase is another great option for plant parents who want to add just a touch of coral to their space.
You could also deck out your bed in coral with this sheet set. The fringe detail adds a little extra visual interest, and the bright color will help you imagine you’re falling asleep in a tropical oasis.
Frame your favorite photo or art print in this oh-so-bright coral frame. It measures 8″ by 10″ in size, so it will make a statement without totally taking over your walls.
This rug is definitely not for the faint of heart. The shade really leans in to Living Coral’s neon edge, but if it’s paired with a mostly neutral room, it could work wonders.
The floral details add a pretty texture to this towel, while the subdued coral shade makes it a great way to add color to your bathroom, without committing to new paint or tiles.
And last, but not least, this commemorative mug is a great option for true Living Coral devotees, or color fans who collect each year’s mug.
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