Infuse Your Hardscape With The Color of The Year: Living Coral

Color gods at Pantone revealed the 2019 Color of The Year this past January. And now that’s it’s finally warming up, we can’t wait to use it. Living Coral (its official name) is a vibrant and energetic hue that’s inviting and screams “summer dreams.”

Chosen as a reminder of the devastating effect humans have on our environment, Living Coral still provides as a message of hope and a brighter future for everyone.

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To celebrate the beginning of warm summer days and brighter aspirations, we’ve put together this list of a few ways you can infuse your hardscape design with Living Coral.

Coral Pavers

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Though you may not find an exact Living Coral paver, there are a variety of natural stones that have a pink-red hue like sandstone, travertine, and flagstone. Terracotta and coral-colored stones create major Southwestern desert oasis vibes.

Coral Outdoor Furniture

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Whether you start from scratch or give your tired, old furniture a fresh coat of paint, coral outdoor furniture is a great way to add a pop of 2019’s Color of The Year. And hey, you can always change it next year. The bright coral is fun and playful as it pops against neutral hues.

Coral Accent Rugs

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If your hardscape is looking a little bare or it tends to get hot to the touch, throw down a coral outdoor rug. Rugs make outdoor spaces feel cozier and more inviting all season long.

Coral Flowers

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If you’re still wondering what should fill your flower beds this season, opt for some coral flowers. They’re delicate yet powerful and vibrant yet classy. There are a variety of coral-colored flowers available including peonies, roses, carnations, hydrangeas, tulips, and lilies.

Coral Accessories

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Sometimes, less is more. Living Coral can be incorporated in small ways with a big impact. Integrate coral through the use of planters, throw pillows, silverware, candles, light fixtures, and blankets.

Coral Lighting

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To really spice things up, install pink and orange pool, deck, and overhead lighting to infuse your hardscape with a relaxing hue buzzing with the energy of the ocean.