Flamboyant Flamingo R71D

Colour trends: Living Coral

wall painted in coral in hallway

It’s the 20th anniversary of Pantone’s Colour of the Year which famously influences all industries from fashion to graphic design every year.

No doubt that the recently announced Colour of the Year, Living Coral will pop up in several homes as part of the latest interior design trends.

Living Coral is an animated and optimistic shade, adding a sense of warmth and joy to any room in the house. The playful shade encourages us to find intimacy in our environments, while our lives becoming increasingly busy with social media and technology. Reminiscent of the natural world under the sea, it is a vibrant colour which will mesmerise in any area.

Whether you’re looking for a statement feature wall, or redecorating an entire room in this vivacious shade, take inspiration from Valspar’s brand-new imagery.

Match it with cream colours like Ode to Joy or Sahara Dust for a calmer look or go for orange tones like Sunset in Provence for a bolder, warmer feel. Accessorise with different shades of greens and earthy colours. Try your coral colour with Paint Glitter for some under-the-water sparkle.

Take a sample of Living Coral with you to your closest B&Q to colour match it or choose from Valspar’s pre-selected coral colours like Flamboyant Flamingo if you prefer a different shade.

Colours used
Ode to Joy R95C
Sahara Dust X40R89A
Flamboyant Flamingo R71D
Sunset in Provence R125C