We went through the design center and selected our favorite textiles, featuring shades of coral inspired by the new 2019 Pantone Color of the Year, Living Coral.
Just as its namesake suggests, this warm, tropical shade is right at home amongst the ocean currents. This isn’t our first rodeo with coral, as we love utilizing this color for summer vignettes and integrating it into coastal themed spaces. Its warm nature contrasts perfectly with cool blue hues, and as you’ll see, some other surprising colors as well.
LEE JOFA | Willow Pattern | Coral & Navy
This was used during The Dixon House interior renovations (see Project Focus: The Dixon House), for an upholstered traditional sofa in the entryway. We love the new-age toile energy it expresses, utilizing oriental patterns and landscapes, while also feeling fresh. A classic reinvention.
THIBAUT | Honshu Dynasty | Coral & Green
Coral makes the perfect backdrop for this combination of colors, including blues and olive greens. The variety of contrasting colors really allows the details to shine and makes the scene come alive.
CHINA SEA | Cumberland | Coral Pink
This sharply-styled, Indian-inspired pattern here is simply fantastic. We love the strength and curvature of the dark salmon lines framing the lovely pink coral star flowers within.
CHINA SEA | Tashkent | Coral Jungle
This perfect summer pattern is lively and exciting, invoking watermelon and other refreshing fruits and beverages. Sharp, crisp and clean (and no seeds!).
Photograph courtesy of Osborne & Little / Nina Campbell.
NINA CAMPBELL | Las Reves | Coral & Beige
A very clean yet whimsical pattern, we love the handmade look and feel of this textile. Featuring a simultaneous southwestern (diamond-back rattlesnake) and southeastern (handblocked textiles) vibe, this would be right at home in warm coastal, modern or boho settings.
NINA CAMPBELL | Tagus | Coral
Named after the Tagus River (bordering between Spain and Portugal, and ending at the Atlantic Ocean near Lisbon) we love this fluid pattern because it’s a stripe, BUT so much more interesting than a normal stripe. And hence, it lends a wide variety of versatility that is only limited by one’s imagination.
PHILLIP JEFFRIES | Grasscloth | Orange Opalescent
This natural weave works a lot like a neutral, providing soft color and texture. Yet, it’s much more fun and colorful, without punching you in the face with oversaturation or boldness. Grasscloth is popular in coastal décor schemes, and this shade is perfect for providing that beachy flavor.
KRAVET | Hutch | Pink
Give us all of the Hutch bunnies! Super contemporary in hot pink coral, this is definitively one of our favorite artistic, fun patterns. As a wallpaper, it’s basically bursting at the seams with playful energy. Ideal for adding a surprising splash of color in a powder room or guest bedroom.
As you can see, coral (or in this case, Living Coral), works tremendously well as an accent color making the other colors around pop and shine. Another huge tip…it pairs magically with gold. Here’s to being fearless of color and embracing what you love in 2019!