Valspar’s top tips to style Pantones Colour of the Year

Pantones Colour of the Year, Living Coral, is making waves in fashion and design so it’s no wonder that it’s the latest trend to take hold in the home.

Pantones Colour of the Year

Pantones colour of the year

Coral is an animated and optimistic shade, adding a sense of warmth and joy to any room in the house. The playful shade encourages us to find intimacy in our environments, while our lives become increasingly busy with social media and technology. With the name playing into life under the sea, the colour evokes wonder and enchantment.

Flamboyant Flamingo

To brighten up your home with this on-trend hue, opt for Valspar shade ‘Flamboyant Flamingo’. Whether you’re looking to create a statement feature wall, decorate an entire room or add a pop of colour through furniture, this shade has the power to liven up and transform dull living spaces. Pair with complementary cream colours such as ‘Ode to Joy’ or ‘Sahara Dust’ or go bolder with orange tones like ‘Sunset in Provence’, to inject some much-needed warmth for the new year.

Coral wall paint

Valspar has over 2,000 pre-set colours to choose from and is available in Premium Blend v700 Walls & Ceilings, £28 for 2.5L, available from B&Q stores nationwide,

Colour Matching Service

What’s more, Valspar has a unique colour matching service that can colour match any shade the eye can see – that’s 2.2million colours! Therefore, shoppers can take a sample of Pantones Colour of the Year Living Coral with them to their nearest B&Q to colour match the exact shade as their very own paint to take away with them.


  • Sarah Stockley

    January 21, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    I LOVE coral, it is such a vibrant colour! It goes so well with the Sahara Dust colour, I think I would also pair it with a cobalt blue.

    1. Sabina Green

      January 22, 2019 at 1:55 pm

      Oh yes it would look amazing with Cobalt Blue, very Mediterranean.

  • Sonia Cave

    January 21, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    We painted our lounge in a similar colour in our first home. It was so warming and cosy. Love vibrant colours like these for homes

    1. Sabina Green

      January 22, 2019 at 1:55 pm

      We had a very similar colour in our kitchen in our first home and I loved it.

  • absolutely prabulous

    January 22, 2019 at 11:46 am

    Well you know you’re old when you’ve seen every trend in fashion, home decor and general culture come in at least twice!! I did coral in my bedroom of the first London property I bought when I still lived in the UK in erm *cough* the late 90’s. (Our little secret!) It really is SUCH a happy colour isn’t it?

    1. Sabina Green

      January 22, 2019 at 1:56 pm

      Haha I love your comment, I will keep your secret shhh 😉 I agree, it’s a very happy colour x

  • loopyloulaura

    January 22, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    Ooh I want to see what Sunset in Provence looks like on a wall, it looks like such a warm colour on screen. The other 2 colours look more muted so would suit most properties

    1. Sabina Green

      January 24, 2019 at 1:42 pm

      I get so excited when I see such lovely warm colours, I would love to be an interior designer – it would surely be cheaper than redecorating your own home every time don’t you think?

  • Michelle Murray

    January 23, 2019 at 6:22 am

    I love the colour Coral. It always looks and feels so warm and inviting

    1. Sabina Green

      January 24, 2019 at 1:42 pm

      It is such a warm colour and goes well with other palettes too 🙂

  • Wendy

    January 23, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    Wow! I really love coral but would never think of painting my walls that colour, it looks amazing though xx

    1. Sabina Green

      January 24, 2019 at 1:43 pm

      I think it would look lovely as an accent wall x

  • Amy – All about a Mummy

    January 23, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    Oooo coral is so pretty. I hadn’t thought of putting it on the walls. Certainly makes a statement!

    1. Sabina Green

      January 24, 2019 at 1:43 pm

      It does, doesn’t it? I used to have it in my old kitchen on one wall and it looked great.

  • Amy – All about a Mummy

    January 23, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    I never thought of putting coral on the walls but it looks fab! So vibrant.

    1. Sabina Green

      January 24, 2019 at 1:44 pm

      Sometimes we need a little vibrancy in our lives 😉

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