Pantone has decreed Living Coral to be the color of the year. Poseidon the Greek god of the sea resided in a palace made of coral and designers have decorated with the color since ancient times. In modern times Lotus Bleu Design used the hue throughout a Mediterranean villa situated on the French island of Corsica. The inspiration for the color palette came from the soft coral pinks of the native stone and earth. To create a dynamic and cohesive design in the monochromatic formal living areas, the designers varied textiles and textures.
Below: Alden Miller Interiors selected a deep coral and gold for the dining room of this Sonoma property. The bold colors are in sharp contrast to the family’s more muted San Francisco home. Outside the wine country house, the autumnal leaves echo the interior.
Below: For a Peninsula estate built in 1902 coral and white bring a fresh, youthful look the this young girl's room. Kendall Wilkinson Design installed a traditional four-poster bed accented with a vivid ikat fabric pillow. The ethnic pattern repeats in the window treatment.