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Caroline’s Five Finds: Pantone Color of the Year 2019

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Pantone has chosen their color of the year for 2019 … drum roll, please … it’s Living Coral!  

Admittedly, my initial reaction was HUH?! However, the more I look at this color, the more I realize just how FUN it is!!! So fun, in fact, that this issue of Caroline’s Five Finds is ALL about Living Coral (right down to the collage font color)!

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Caroline's Five Finds Pantone Color of the Year 2019 Living Coral

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Even if you love neutral decor (which I do), it’s always fun to liven things up with pops of color here and there! Why not get ahead of the decorating trends and add pops of color with this gorgeous color of the year?!

I got so excited finding coral home decor that I could NOT narrow down to five favorites! My top picks are rounded up in the collage, but there are more great ideas in Shop the Post below!

1. A coral Kitchenaid mixeryes, please! I’m a firm believer in simple, neutral kitchen designs (i.e. white kitchens are my fav) that are decorated with colorful accents! Thanks to Kitchenaid, we can mix (no pun intended) practical and beautiful together!

Pantone Color of the Year Coral Kitchenaid Mixer

2.  I LOVE these white and coral towels! These are a perfect way to add a subtle pop of (trending) color to your bathroom! The band of coral around the edges takes this basic white towel up several style notches! p.s. these towels come with several color band options! See all options HERE!

Pantone Color of the Year Coral Banded Towels

3.  This adorable 8″ x 10″ floral print would look so cute framed in a little girl’s bedroom or bathroom! It also could add an adorable burst of color in a laundry room! If you like this botanical style, there are many other cute botanical print options HERE!

Caroline's Five Finds Pantone color of the year coral botanical print

4.  This Dash and Albert lattice coral rug would look FAB in a white kitchen! It could also spruce up a drab back deck or screened porch! 

pantone color of the year 2019 coral lattice dash and albert rug

5.  An accent pillow is one of the easiest ways to add a punch of color into your neutral decor! This coral fringed pillow is no exception!

pantone color of the year coral fringe pillow

I hope you enjoyed this roundup of home decor items in the Pantone color of the year! Now you can add some (on trend) pops of color to your neutral home decor! I included several more Living Coral ideas below! If you have a specific Caroline’s Five Finds request, please comment below!


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