Loving ‘Living Coral’

Designers are diving into Pantone’s color of the year as well as the hue’s complements, whether splashed on walls or in furnishings and accents


A sweet reading nook feels a tad tropical, thanks to Sherwin- Williams’ Coral Reef wall paint, one of the colors that evokes the 2019 Pantone color of the year, Living Coral. Turn the page to see the color on products and in paints.
Styled by Tanya Zager Chisholm

“Coral is a great accent color. For paint, if you want to go bold, but not overcommit, try using Coral Reef SW 6606 to paint the kitchen island, as an accent wall, or within artwork in the room.”
– Sue Wadden, director of Color Marketing, Sherwin-Williams



A. KitchenAid Artisan series five-quart tilt-head stand mixer in Bird of Paradise,
$499.99, Williams-Sonoma, Ann Arbor, Novi, Rochester Hills, Troy
B. PPG Paints’ Siesta Rose, ppgpaints.com
C. Sherwin-Williams’ Coral Reef, sherwin-williams.com
D. Benjamin Moore’s Coral Gables, benjaminmoore.com
E. Kravet Alaina boxes, set of two, to the trade, Kravet/Lee Jofa/Brunschwig & Fils, Michigan Design Center, Troy
F. Prado sofa from $5,530, Ligne Roset, Birmingham
G. Kravet Fishers chair, to the trade, Kravet/Lee Jofa/Brunschwig & Fils,
Michigan Design Center, Troy
H. Corded rippled circles pillow cover in orange brick, 18×18 inches, $29,
West Elm, Birmingham
I. Pine Cone Hill laundered linen coral throw, $204, Cristions Fine Linen & Down, Birmingham
J. Glass coral beverage dispenser with metal stand, $30, Bed Bath & Beyond, bedbathbeyond.com
K. Tempaper’s Flora Periwinkle & Passion Fruit wallpaper, $40/panel, Leon & Lulu,
Clawson, tempaperdesigns.com
Kate Loudoun Shand George stripe in pink, textile by the yard, $158/yard,
Cloth & Kind, Ann Arbor
Just Too Graphic Coral Reef wallpaper, Mitchell Black’s Julianne Taylor Style
from the Shanghai Collection, $47/panel, mitchellblack.com