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Welcome to the Lush Lifestyle Update! We are constantly searching our catalogues and around the web for products of all kinds for our clients, so we thought you might be interested in seeing some of our favorites from around the web!

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Living Coral Living Now

Emilie Kyle

Living Coral was announced as Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year. Having been captivated by technology over the past decade, we’ve connected to the world online, yet often feel isolated and less connected. This color conveys both warmth and optimism through its use. We’ve seen it used in clothing, lip colors, branding, nail color, and almost every website banner recently.

This hue is a beautiful mix of orange and pink creating a lively and happy color. We’ve seen the essence of this color go from very pale salmon color to a vibrant pink, to an orange-red and even rust. Being analogous on the color wheel, these colors coordinate very well within the same space creating an almost desert sunset palette.

Coral outdoor pillows toned down with warm tones and tan.  Janus et Cie - Fibonacci

Coral outdoor pillows toned down with warm tones and tan. Janus et Cie - Fibonacci

 If you think it is trending more toward the feminine, it can be used as a small accent with a combination of neutrals to pull it back down to earth, like olive, concrete, bark, gray, and marine.

So how can Living Color be used? We love it as an accent wall color or as a pop of color in a piece of art for a home.

Curated Kravet - Brush Strokes 20” x 20” $490

Curated Kravet - Brush Strokes 20” x 20” $490

Renwil - Rosy Plumes 45” x 60” $358

Renwil - Rosy Plumes 45” x 60” $358

A pale version in an abstract wallcovering pattern. Kravet by Kelly Wearstler - Graffito in Salmon/Cream $570/2 roll set

A pale version in an abstract wallcovering pattern. Kravet by Kelly Wearstler - Graffito in Salmon/Cream $570/2 roll set

A peppy grasscloth texture. Thibaut Regatta Raffia in Pink Coral $340/double roll

A peppy grasscloth texture. Thibaut Regatta Raffia in Pink Coral $340/double roll

Pale Salmon Walls -  Southern Living - photo by Lauren W.Glenn

Pale Salmon Walls - Southern Living - photo by Lauren W.Glenn

Living coral velvet -  Daninoce.com.br (photo by @create.perfect)

Living coral velvet - Daninoce.com.br (photo by @create.perfect)

Sumptuous hide rug with coral accents.

Kyle Bunting - Nice Rug 8’ dia. $5000 (available in other sizes, through your  favorite designer )

Kyle Bunting - Nice Rug 8’ dia. $5000 (available in other sizes, through your favorite designer)

For commercial interiors, we like pops of color in the furnishings like the chairs below.

Janus et Cie - Toledo in Flamenco

Janus et Cie - Toledo in Flamenco

Kimball - Splendor

Kimball - Splendor

Breadway café in Odessa, Ukraine  (via Design Milk)

Breadway café in Odessa, Ukraine (via Design Milk)

The bakery’s sales area has more contrast and each color intensified since they are color wheel opposites.  Breadway café - Odessa, Ukraine

The bakery’s sales area has more contrast and each color intensified since they are color wheel opposites. Breadway café - Odessa, Ukraine

What a difference an accent color makes! Notice the difference between the image above and below using a very close tone of coral.

Warm and subdued with neutral wood and deep marine at Omar’s Place, London - Sella Concept/Wilson Holloway  (photo by Nicholas Worley)

Warm and subdued with neutral wood and deep marine at Omar’s Place, London - Sella Concept/Wilson Holloway (photo by Nicholas Worley)

Coral stone mixed with neutral marbles in a zigzag pattern under soft velvet pink ladyfinger chairs at the very chic London tea house.

Lively Coral used in the floor tile below (bottom right corner) and neutralized by neutral woods and tones.

Oretta by Commute Design

Oretta by Commute Design

Sketch, London - India Mahdavi

Sketch, London - India Mahdavi

There are so many gorgeous renditions of this color and many applications it can be used. From paint to fabric to stone to art, it’s warm and vibrant and endlessly mixed. Do you like this year’s color of the year? Not sure how to incorporate it into your space? Let us know in the comments below.

Written by Emilie Kyle

Most of the products above are either to-the-trade or commercial furnishings and not linked. We hope you love the images in our edit and if you find that you need one of the items in your life, give us a call and we’ll help you obtain it.

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