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Adding the Pantone 2019 Color of the Year to Your Backyard Oasis

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Have you heard? The Pantone 2019 Color of the Year has been released and it’s the “life-affirming” shade of Living Coral. While not every critic agrees about the timing – after all, coral reefs are dying off at an alarming rate – we consider this hue to be one that is very easy to work with.

Living Coral is the perfect foil for the aqua seas and cerulean skies that form the landscape here in Southern California. It also shows up exceptionally well against a backdrop of deep green grass. Coral is a lovely neutral in its own right but still plays nicely with other neutral shades, such as gray, silver, greige, tan and slate blue. If you are ready for a refreshing spin on color in your backyard oasis, give these furnishings and decorating ideas a try.

Add a Vibrant Shade Umbrella

One of the easiest ways to add a big splash of Living Coral to your luxury outdoor living room is by adding one or more shade umbrellas. Umbrellas are a must-have in our Southern California climate, so you really can’t have too many. Take a look at these for some ideas about the best places to put a new shade umbrella in this year’s Pantone 2019 Color of the Year, Living Coral.

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This beautiful shade umbrella shows off its coral color.
Treasure Garden umbrella
This Treasure Garden umbrella in a beautiful coral shade is just the thing to perfectly shade an intimate dining set.

 

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These Wave lounge chairs are brightened by the coral-colored pillows and matching shade umbrella.

Lots and Lots of Throw Pillows

For a bit less impact, toss pillows on all your outdoor seating pieces is a quick way to add Living Coral to your backyard oasis. Think outside the box and casually arrange pillows in a beautiful pinkish-orange tone throughout the space – in a cabana, on outdoor dining chairs, next to your outdoor fireplace and more.

Toss pillows
A single blanket and toss pillow in vibrant coral adds a splash of color to this backyard seating arrangement.

 

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This comfy sectional really pops with color due to the varied shades of coral in the pillows.

 

Upholstery Options

If you would like to replace pieces of your outdoor furnishings next year, opt for chairs, sofas, rockers, gliders and ottomans with customized upholstery in the Pantone 2019 Color of the Year, Living Coral. Or, simply order replacement cushions made from Sunbrella fabric in this gorgeous hue. It’s easy to overdo it with too much of a good thing, though, so take it easy on ordering matching pieces. Try drawing attention to coral’s ability to blend well with hues on the opposite side of the color wheel by adding toss pillows and blankets in shades of blue, turquoise and teal.

 

These barstools stand out against the blue of the pool with their cheery coral cushions.

 

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This Kingston corner sectional pulses with color thanks to the coral upholstery.

 

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This coral Sunbrella fabric won’t fade in the sun.

 

 

When you are ready to get on board with the Pantone 2019 Color of the Year, Living Coral, we invite you to come in to our luxury outdoor furnishings showroom or give us a call so we can go through the options together. We would love to help you turn your backyard oasis into a space filled with vibrant color and lots of comfortable seating options.

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