Pantone's 2019 color of the year was Living Coral, and this beautiful shade has been trending ever since. Coral rugs and other interior decor accents are popular in homes around the world these days, and with good reason.
For example, a coral area rug is an excellent accent for a room with cool colors like gray, turquoise, and blue. It’s easy to add to existing palettes and is more versatile than you might initially assume, going with a variety of other colors. Say you have a room that features teal, you might use a coral and teal rug to elegantly introduce this fashionable color into the space.
“Color is an equalizing lens through which we experience our natural and digital realities, and this is particularly true for Living Coral," said the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, Leatrice Eiseman. “With consumers craving human interaction and social connection, the humanizing and heartening qualities displayed by the convivial Pantone Living Coral hit a responsive chord.”
Using Coral Rugs Throughout The Home
If you’ve fallen in love with this color, the good news is that coral rugs will work well in almost any room of the home. Coral is both energetic and soft, with the color psychology of both orange and pink, and you don’t have to stick to “Living Coral.” There are many shades of coral to choose from.
Below, we’re going to examine how to use a coral area rug in different rooms in case you need some design inspiration:
If you want to use a coral rug for bedroom decor, you’re onto something great! Both soft and bold shades of coral can set a great mood in the bedroom. You might try a coral rug runner to either side of your bed or a solid coral rug placed underneath your bed. A coral and navy rug is another great fit in the bedroom, as it keeps the atmosphere relaxed and mature.
Coral bath rugs are an exceptional fit because of the natural association of water with the bathroom. A couple of coral colored rugs paired with blue, tan, and white, for example, would set a beachy mood. Regardless of the existing colors in your bathroom, coral rugs make it quick and easy to add warmth to your space.
Adding a bold color like coral to your living room can be intimidating, but don’t be afraid to be adventurous with your decor. A light coral rug with a white, cream, grey, or blue couch can make a beautiful pairing. Add a few coral accent pillows to the space to make the look feel complete. If you have a colorful living area, you might consider a coral and turquoise rug to bring it into your home.
By now, you should have a pretty good idea of how to add coral to your home. Before you buy, make sure you know what you want from your rug so that you purchase the right one for your home. We’ve listed a couple of tips below to help:
Measure the room carefully: Buying the right size of rug is crucial for a good design. Check your dimensions carefully and look at guides if you’re unsure.
Consider the thickness and material: This should be based on the traffic, moisture, and soil that the room is exposed to. The more the rug needs to stand up to, the more durable it should be.
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