Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2019 is Living Coral. This happy-but-calming shade can be worked into your closet, home decor and even your food (yes really), but how do you work with it in your garden? Here are some ideas on how to incorporate the colour into your back yard to make it super trendy.
Using Living Coral in your garden
From plants, to furniture, to ornaments, there is so much you can do with Living Coral in your garden.
Here are a few ideas on the types of flowers available in this shade, which are sure to brighten up the garden:
There are so many plants with that fresh Living Coral vibe. Why not mix and match some Astilbe with Canna Cannova or Nasturtium Rumba Mix?
When it comes to decorating, there’s much fun to be had. Living Coral is very playful, but at the same time not too distracting. So whether you want the colour to speak for itself, or blend seamlessly into your current decor, working with Living Colour is super easy.
Lighting is an unusual way to introduce colour into a space, but with a shade as warm and inviting as Living Coral, you won’t be able to get enough of that cosy glow.
Which colours complement Living Coral?
Of course, when you’re working with a colour, it’s not just about how much of that colour you can use in one space. It’s also about which colours complement your main shade to create a cohesive aesthetic.
If you look at the colour wheel below, you can see that Living Coral sits opposite aquamarine – which may be why photos of flamingoes against crystal blue waters are so pleasing to the eye.
How would you style Living Coral in your garden? Let me know in the comments section below!
Michael has been involved with gardening and plants since he was just five years old. He is a self-professed Plant Geek, and was listed in the Sunday Times top 20 most influential people in the gardening world, thanks to his plant hunter role at Thompson & Morgan.
Michael was responsible for new plant introductions such as the Egg and Chips plant and the FuchsiaBerry and keeps busy travelling the world in search of new plants as well as lecturing worldwide, including stints in Japan. He is very active on social media – so why not give him a follow at @mr_plantgeek or Facebook. You can also listen to The Plant Based Podcast with Michael and co-host Ellen-Mary on iTunes, Spotify and Google.