They have been announced. That’s right, the Color of the Year! This year we’re excited to share TWO colors worthy of review and exploration. This year, we are highlighting Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2019 (Living Coral) and Benjamin Moore’s Paint Color for 2019 (Metro Gray). Both are excellent in beach home decor, and we’re eager to dive in and tell you why.
Color of the Year, Living Coral by Pantone
Pantone’s Color of the year for 2019 is LIVING CORAL 16-546. It is described as, “an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.”
We love this color because it is a true embodiment of coastal living, paying homage to ocean life and exuding the bright, lively colors of the beach. Coral is best applied in small doses, so as to not overwhelm and for maximum impact. This can be accomplished by adding an accent wall, incorporating a pop of this effervescent color through accent pillows, coastal rugs or with vibrant table lamps.
If you’re considering adding Living Coral to your space, here are a few items that are easy to incorporate.
Herringbone Coral Rug
Our best-selling herringbone woven cotton rugs just got even better! In a cool coral hue, this classic pattern is the perfect way to perk up bedrooms, hallways, stairs, and more.
Quatrefoil Lamp in Coral
Not only is the Quatrefoil Lamp a fresh way to “wow” your room it’s is a wonderfully modern touch with a vintage feel. This lamp is certain to be a conversation piece!
Stone Washed Linen Throw Coral
The Stone Washed Linen Throw comes from an Inspiring, free-spirited bright Bohemian collection of throws, that lends instant color to a sofa, chair, or at the end of the bed. Crafted with supersoft, stonewashed linen. It comes in a rainbow of hues including neutrals, to coordinate with your bedding or decor.
Color of the Year, Metro Gray by Benjamin Moore
Benjamin Moore’s Paint Color for 2019 is METROPOLITAN AF-690. Described as “Comforting, composed and effortlessly sophisticated” by Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore Director of Strategic Design Intelligence, and we are equally as excited about this color.
METROPOLITAN AF-690 is muted enough to be used in a whole room yet has enough depth to be used as an accent color. It is a beautiful color that is sure to add sophistication to any room and it will compliment your beach decor perfectly.
If you are considering adding Metropolitan Gray to a room in your house, here are a few items we suggest to either bring out the beauty of your new walls or as their very own coastal decor pieces.
Teal Peyton Rug
Created to be a showpiece, our hand tufted 100% wool Teal Peyton Rug features unique color combos that really pop with an ornamental pattern that is delightful. The peppy eye-catching wash that is infused throughout the rug and will be a delightful addition to your living space and will integrate with your new wall color beautifully.
Ricki Bunk Bed
The beach is so much fun with kids! And bunk beds are the perfect way to accommodate lots of sleeping space in small rooms. The Ricki Bunk Bed is handcrafted from solid hardwoods to provide an incredibly sturdy frame that will last a long time. While there is a multitude of color choices, we love how this vibrant orange looks with the gray background.
Throw Pillows in ANY Color
The beautiful thing about Metro Gray as a base is that you can coordinate nearly ANY color with it. That’s why the decorative pillow of your choice will almost always work. We have options in Blues & Greens, Pinks & Purples, and Oranges & Yellows. No matter your style, we (most likely!) have a decorative pillow for you.
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Hamptons Side Chair
If you want to incorporate Metro Gray without adding it to your wall, might we recommend the addition of the Hamptons Side Chair in Limed Gray? The Hampton Chair is handcrafted of solid oak with a limed finish in a modernized version of Thomas Chippendale’s Chinoiserie style. The pretty back features carved faux bamboo fretwork. Simple drop-in linen seat removable for easy recovering with any cottage fabric you choose.
Coast Table Lamp
Finally, brighten up your gray walls with a pair of our Coast Table Lamps and your room is sure to shine like never before.
Will you be updating your color this year? If so, we would love to see your finished product!