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Bask in the nat­u­ral warmth of rich coral hues

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If you’re hanker­ing af­ter some win­ter sun and des­per­ate to get your glow on with­out hav­ing to leave home, Pan­tone’s new Colour of the Year – Liv­ing Coral – could be the next best thing to bask­ing in some nat­u­ral warmth. A gor­geously rich coral hue with a golden un­der­tone, we can’t think of a bet­ter way to wel­come in 2019 than by bright­en­ing up the home with this happy, sunny shade.

Ev­ery year, de­sign com­pany Pan­tone look at the lat­est trends in­flu­enc­ing our lives, be­fore re­veal­ing the shade tak­ing top spot. The colour ex­perts cite Liv­ing Coral as a re­lease from dig­i­tal tech­nol­ogy and so­cial me­dia, and a nod of recog­ni­tion to­wards our in­creas­ing con­cern over en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues, the en­er­gis­ing as­pects of colour found in na­ture, and our de­sire for play­ful ex­pres­sion. All sounds good to us.

To cel­e­brate ev­ery­thing coral with­out hav­ing to be ‘sur la plage’, we’ve rounded up the lat­est must-have de­cos and home­wares in­spired by 2019’s hottest shade...

1CRUMBLE MEDIUM 2 SEATER SOFA BY LOAF AT JOHN LEWIS – CLEVER LINEN RED CORAL, £1,999, John Lewis Noth­ing says up-to-the-minute treat like a brand new sofa. Es­pe­cially when it’s in state­ment ‘look at me, don’t dare spill any­thing on me’ re­splen­dent red coral. In­sta­gram-wor­thy for sure, es­pe­cially with Valen­tine’s Day wink­ing at us from around the corner.

2DEBENHAMS COSMO PAINTERLY BUD VASE, £15, Deben­hams (avail­able late Fe­bru­ary) This bowl-shaped vase adds a fresh di­men­sion to the colour by pick­ing up the golden ac­cents and ad­ding in­ter­est with some conch pearly pink and a wash of peb­ble stone grey.

3CORAL BEADED TEALIGHT HOLD­ERS, cur­rently re­duced to £12.71 each from £16.95, Gra­ham & Green With a flicker of can­dle­light to en­hance the tiny bril­liant beads in­spired by un­der­wa­ter plant life and colour­ful coral reefs, these quirky tealight hold­ers are worth a closer look.

4COLE & SON SEA FERN WALL­PA­PER – CORAL 107/2011, £85 per roll, John Lewis Or for some­thing closer to the real deal, this clas­sic de­sign in­spired by botan­i­cal prints from the late 1700s delves be­neath the sea to il­lus­trate liv­ing species of coral (al­though more al­lu­sive), such as Staghorn and Ivory Tree.

5MW BY MATTHEW WIL­LIAMSON MON­KEY RESIN TA­BLE LIGHT, £85, Deben­hams (avail­able late Fe­bru­ary) At­ten­tion-seek­ing and showy, if you can’t re­sist a lit­tle bit of mon­key busi­ness and thoughts of far-flung places, this de­signer lamp­shade will steal the spot­light very nicely.

6OIVA TOIKKA BIRD BY TOIKKA RED CAR­DI­NAL, £282 (130 x 200mm), iit­tala A flight of fancy – but if you don’t have to penny-pinch, this strik­ing songbird makes a last­ing im­pres­sion. Ac­cord­ing to mythol­ogy, car­di­nals are spir­i­tual mes­sen­gers and a sight­ing brings good for­tune, mak­ing this a deco ‘defo’ worth the out­lay.

7UNITY CANE WALL MIR­ROR, cur­rently re­duced to £95 from £145, Oliver Bonas To mir­ror our fas­ci­na­tion with tribal art, this brass frame has been wrapped in wo­ven red raf­fia in­spired by West African cel­e­bra­tory masks. To make a real state­ment, hang one ei­ther side of a dresser or wide chest of draw­ers.

8CLARISSA HULSE FILIX BED LINEN – CORAL OM­BRE, from £19-£125, Lamb­swool Throw – Coral Om­bre, £150, Clarissa Hulse Rise and shine... Noth­ing spells sassy like a burst of burnt orange, daz­zling coral and a splash of le­mony yel­low in a bright sun­rise, om­bre ef­fect. En­riched with fab­u­lous feather fern mo­tifs and styled with a lux­u­ri­ous, fringed throw, these sateen sheets are a wake-up call to won­der­ful­ness.

9ORANGE CORAL TA­BLE LAMP WITH LINEN SHADE, £125, Gra­ham & Green An at­trac­tive ob­jet d’art you’d ex­pect to see in a swank re­treat by the sea, the ex­otic coral base and pris­tine white shade chan­nels beauty while also be­ing func­tional. Style it with some col­lectible seashells for max­i­mum im­pact.

10BITOSSI HOUR­GLASS SAND TIMER – 60 MIN­UTES – RED, £25, Amara And if you want to steal an ex­tra hour in bed, this curved hour­glass timer should bring you that much closer to feel­ing (and dream­ing) about the sand be­tween your toes.

11NEON CORAL TAS­SEL BAS­KET, £29, Bobby Rab­bit If one of your new year res­o­lu­tions is to have a tidy up and clear the decks, we love this boho-style beach bas­ket rem­i­nis­cent of lazy, hazy sum­mer days. Much more creative than stack­ing your mag­a­zines and bits ‘n’ bobs in a bor­ing old stor­age box.

12WISTERIA IN CORAL FLO­RAL WALL­PA­PER, £120 per roll, Wood­chip & Mag­no­lia (sofa and floor lamp, stylist’s own) Woody wis­te­ria trees may charm us with their vi­o­let flow­ers, but why set­tle for the usual pur­ple petals when you can adorn the walls in climb­ing coral?

13CORAL MON­GO­LIAN ROUND CUSHION, cur­rently re­duced to £10 from £45, River Is­land Friv­o­lous and fun, no need to in­vest in some­thing ex­pen­sive if you just fancy dip­ping your toe into the sun-kissed sand with a cou­ple of fun pom-pom scat­ter cush­ions.

14EMBROIDERED VEL­VET PALM TREE CUSHION, £46, Au­denza To evoke mem­o­ries of trop­i­cal hol­i­days and palm-fringed beaches, this luxe vel­vet cushion with its gold palm tree mo­tif has a time­less al­lure.

15SUN AND MOON PRINTED BED SET, £29.50; NO­MAD PRINTED BED SET £29.50; MULTI STRIPE BED SET £49.50; MATELASSE THROW, £79; BLOCK STRIPE CERAMIC VASE, £19.50, Marks & Spencer (avail­able Fe­bru­ary) And for a dreamy al­ter­na­tive that’s a lit­tle less loud but just as ap­peal­ing, this pretty sun and moon print is beau­ti­fully il­lus­trated.

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