Annie Sloane on Living Coral - Pantone's Colour of the Year 2019

Annie Sloane gives us her take on Pantone’s colour of the year 2019.

“Living coral is a vibrant, almost neon coral, rare throughout the history of colour, because a shade this strong would have been expensive to make. To me, it conjures up the flavours of India and Morocco, of spices and sunsets.”

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“Create you own coral by mixing two chalk paints together. Three parts of Tilton, a mustard yellow, with one part Emperor’s Silk, a pure bright red, reflects that energy you can see in Pantone’s colour.

Pack a punch by playing with blocks of colour, Josef Albers-style. A sunset-inspired palette of Annie Sloan chalk paint in Antoinette, Barcelona Orange, Emperor’s Silk and an Antoinette and Barcelona Orange mix will create a lively look that’s perfect for summer schemes.”

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“Once the walls are saturated with juicy colour, move onto floors, radiators, side tables, trays - because of it’s unique formulation chalk paint can be applied to any surface without prepping, sanding or priming, while a coat of wax or lacquer will keep your furniture looking fresh into Autumn and beyond.”

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Border in Living Coral mix as above. Radiator in Antoinette. Daybed covered in Antoinette Linen Union and panels in chalk paint. Colours as listed above. Table top and floorboards in Scandinavian Pink. Table legs in Honfleur. All from Annie Sloan.