15 February 2019
By Camilla Swart
Living Coral has been chosen as the Pantone colour of the year, sparking controversy because there is so little coral left that is alive! However, as we are optimists at Linen Drawer, we believe that the colour, and any discussion of the shade can only draw attention to the plight of our coral reefs.
Should you be unfamiliar with the colour, it is a rich orangey toned pink with underlying gold tones. It is a warm, happy colour which encourages us to think of glorious sunsets, flamingos and the surprising insides of seashells.
At Linen Drawer we have embraced the colour as it sits so well alongside our colour range of 400 thread count Egyptian cotton bed linen, in sand, blue vapour and slate. It looks fresh and young next to white, and duck egg, while it brings an unexpected twist when paired with cream or taupebed linen.
Few interior design gurus would recommend an entire bed ‘dressed’ in Living Coral, but if used as an accent in a throw, embroidery, or satin-stitching, it certainly is on trend. Of course, if you deepen the hue, you achieve a subtle, mature colour – looking at shades of terracotta, sienna and brick.
Whichever way you choose to use Living Coral, it remains a wonderfully uplifting and optimistic colour. Alongside muted neutrals like sage, taupe and pale grey it provides a lively pop! At Linen Drawer we will use it as an embroidery and satin stitching colour, to enliven our classic palette of coloured bed linen.