Of course, we couldn’t sign off without mentioning a rather controversial colour story. Living Coral, dubbed Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2019, was released earlier this month to somewhat mixed reviews. At it’s worst, the criticism was, well, scathing. Deemed naive rather than optimistic by Dezeen, it was portrayed as a garish salve for those concerned about their environmental footprint, more parody than remedy. While, of course, one colour cannot possibly hope to represent or resolve our complicated Zeitgeist, it can prompt a discussion and serve as a visual reminder for the work that needs to be done. We’ll let you decide whether it makes you feel cheery or weary, but we can’t deny it adds a vibrant boost to the stylish interiors above.
Looks good with: Take nature as your guide, incorporating sage greens, off-whites and plenty of rattan.