Pantone Colour of the Year: Using Coral in the Kitchen

Every year we talk about the ways in which you can incorporate the Pantone colour of the year into your kitchen. Of course, some colours can often be more challenging than others. This year’s colour, Living Coral, is a daring, yet flirty colour. For some, this colour may be a bit too much for a culinary environment. However, with careful planning, we think using coral in the kitchen can make your home beautifully stand out!

Coral is a playful and clean colour. Using it in the kitchen can help to create a stylish and cheerful space. Today, we aim to give you a few ideas to make such a brave colour within your own kitchen.

Pair it with White

Coral is a wonderful accessory colour to a bright, white, contemporary kitchen. White is always a perfect blank canvas to any colour, and this applies to coral. Using white allows the coral to truly stand out, especially if you’re implementing this colour via small appliances and utensils. This allows you to embrace the colour without enabling it to overtake the entire room.

Mix with other Fun Colours

You may often see coral mixed with a range of pastel shades for a Scandinavian style. This is something that has been trending for quite some time. Perhaps now is the time to take the plunge and bring this style into your home. Combine this colour with minty blues and pale mustard tones for a colourful, family-friendly feel!

Try Deeper Shades

Coral can come in a wide range of shades, so use it to your advantage. If you don’t want it to appear overly feminine, dark woods are the perfect pairing for darker coral shades that have more red. This is a great way to create a colourful kitchen with a strong sense of masculinity.

Be Brave

Go bold, go 70s! We have already mentioned using white as a canvas and add coral features, but you could also go in the opposite direction if you’re feeling brave! Your taste is personal, so if you’re a big fan of daring colour schemes, we say go all out! Add elements of white for a shabby chic 70s kitchen and show your guests a unique approach to kitchen design.

Featured Patterns

Give coral the spotlight with patterned backsplashes and flooring in a creative two-toned tile. Break it up with white cabinetry and countertops as we have previously mentioned. This will enable the colour to grab the attention of your visitors without being too overwhelming.

Talk to Euan Begg Kitchens and Bedrooms

Using Coral in the kitchen can be a wonderfully bold move but seeking expert advice will certainly help you do it perfectly. At Euan Begg Kitchens and Bedrooms, we can help you to create the most beautiful, bold and bright kitchen you desire. Get in touch to speak to a member of our team or to book a FREE home design visit!


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