Pantone's Color of The Year


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.

Lotus Bleu Design

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.

Alden Miller Interiors

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.

Kendall Wilkinson Design

Below: On the boards at Ann Lowengart Interiors, a girl's bathroom features Galbraith & Paul Wallpaper Lotus in orange. Custom Tabarka Studio terracotta tile pattern Rue des Rosiers in coral and petal completes the space.

Ann Lowengart Interiors
Tricia Kerr