Helen Green Design is welcoming the new year with the vibrant Colour of the Year, Living Coral, from the colour experts Pantone. 2019 brings this spirited and joyful coral colour onto catwalks and into homes, a colour that is able to live within natural surroundings or aesthetics, from cushions to coats, whilst being able to display a lively presence digitally.
PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral is described by Pantone as:
“An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge”
Pantone’s Colour of the Year has had an influence on the design and development of products in an array of industries for the last twenty years, from fashion to interior design, artists to graphic designers.
Being an interior design firm, we discover the impact that the colour is already having on furniture, materials, artwork, lighting, and accessories, and reminisce as to how we have used the colour palette in some of our projects below.
At Family House Chelsea, we incorporated the effervescent coral colour to lift the natural palette of this grand living room. Floral touches and unique statement artwork containing strands of the colour within its paint strokes add coral to an otherwise neutral palette. View more photography of this project and read more about it here.
Sophistication in a sculpture, with this handmade Montèe Solid Ceramic Vase in Coral Red, by Simona Cardinetti. The sculpture is entirely handmade in ceramic and the simple silhouette it holds adds elegance to any space or room. The vase has the capacity to hold an arrangement of flowers, we suggest soft vanilla and ivory roses with evergreen foliage, depending on the colour palette of the surroundings. The piece could also be complemented with spherical ornaments and accessories in a living room.
Stylish seating with this coral plush velvet chair at one of the most renowned luxury hotels in London, The Berkeley Hotel. Helen Green Design designed and furnished several suites in the five-star hotel in Knightsbridge. The living space in the signature Crescent suite accommodates room for recharging with soft textures and subtle patterns creating a ‘home away from home’. Read more about this project here, learn more about The Berkeley Hotel here.
The Cleo chair is a stand-alone piece, with perfectly symmetrical black varnished iron strands, softened with a satin finish and upholstered with cotton velvet fabric by L’Opificio. Its unique design is both modern and utterly refined. A design such as this would fit well in an alcove or entrance space to add subtle dimension and interest.
A combination of coral patterns on cushions and accessories were used to brighten the corner of this countryside home. With the sun reflecting on the golden lines of the outer cushions, adding a pop of colour warms an otherwise more cream colour palette. Read more about this countryside project created by Helen Green Design here.
Tim Murray, Creative Director at Helen Green