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11 Products in Pantone’s Colour of the Year, Living Coral to be Inspired By

By Ching Yuen 22 August 2019
Pantone’s Colour of the Year in 2019, Living Coral, is generating a lot of buzz in the fashion and decor industry and it’s easy to see why. Coral is the best of both worlds, with the vibrant energy of orange paired with the softness of pink. As we are approaching the last quarter of the year, it’s never too late to think about how to incorporate the colour into your lifestyle!

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1. Mini Maestra Leather Satchel

This eye-popping Living Coral-coloured leather satchel, crafted from stain-resistant Italian calfskin leather with a microsuede lining, is a compact and multitasking dynamo. Sized to hold a tablet and other essentials to suit the busy day of a #GirlBoss, it features plenty of pockets for your phone or iPad, plus convertible straps so you can carry it as a satchel, crossbody, or backpack. How can you deny yourself such an eye-popping, multi-functional bag? Mini Maestra Leather Satchel (US$695), available on Nordstrom
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2. Up & At Em Semi-Rimless Round Sunglasses

Wouldn’t it be great to see the world in Living Coral? Pared Eyewear is making that dream come true with the Up & At Em Semi-Rimless Round Sunglasses. Featuring gradient CR-39 lenses, rubber-dipped screws for durability and longevity, as well as adjustable nose pads for a comfortable fit, the 100% UVA/UVB-protected sunglasses are a showstopper. The semi-rimless frame front with triangular cut-outs give the sunnies an edgy touch, and wouldn’t look out of place with a boho-chic outfit. Up & At Em Semi-Rimless Round Sunglasses (US$270), available on Neiman Marcus
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3. Rio Vista Slide Sandal

Sometimes, you just need to step into the world of colour. Rio Vista’s Slide Sandal features broad, soft, and—of course—coral-coloured leather straps that intersect casually over the toe, paired with a flat sole and an easy-to-wear attitude. Rio Vista Slide Sandal (US$40), available on Nordstrom

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4. Kreafunk aHead Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

Kreafunk specialises in portable music gear that looks as good as it sounds, so here comes aHead Wireless Bluetooth Headphones in a warm, Living Coral tone. These stylish and practical headphones keep the tunes coming for up to 14 hours and it even has a built-in microphone for picking up on-the-run phone calls (though seriously, who’s still calling people on the regular, haha, please stop). Kreafunk aHead Wireless Bluetooth Headphones (€109), available on Kreafunk
coral chair

5. Velvet Elowen Chair

Removable, polished brass legs and a plump silhouette make up the Velvet Elowen Chair, a design that recalls vintage Italian furniture, crafted to accommodate guests over lingering dinners. This slimmed-down version features an armless profile and a brass handle on the back. Just imagine sinking into this lush upholstery with its soft pile and rich texture after a long day, not to mention adding that elegant touch of Living Coral in your house. Violet Elowen Chair (US$398), available on Anthropologie
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6. Moroccan Tile Frame

When’s the last time you printed and framed a picture of your loved ones? The next time you do, be sure to wrap them up snugly in a frame of Living Coral. Crafted from bone and horn, this Moroccan-inspired frame adds warmth and natural elegance to your walls. Moroccan Tile Frame (US$19), available from One Kings Lane

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coral pawpaw

7. Dr. PAWPAW Peach Pink-Tinted Balm

Dr. PAWPAW is the United Kingdom’s first pawpaw-based skincare brand. Despite its odd name, the papaya-looking fruit from North America is often used in holistic medicine. Rich in antioxidants, minerals, and vitamin C, and its anti-inflammatory benefits make it a perfect go-to ingredient for skin salves. This multi-use balm is made from fermented pawpaw to deeply nourish and heal dry, cracked skin. Formulated with a just a dash of Living Coral, it can also serve as a cheek or lip tint. Dr PAWPAW Peach Pink-Tinted Balm (US$10), available on Anthropologie
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8. Merriton Nightstand

Every home needs a splash of Living Coral to brighten up the gloom of small-space Hong Kong living. Combining two of our favourite things—chic storage space and a tender touch of Living Coral, the Merriton Nightstand will level up your bedroom’s aesthetics in no time. Merriton Nightstand (US$348), available on Anthropologie
coral yoga mat

9. Backslash Fit

We still can’t quite believe that someone’s invented such a thing, but yes, there is indeed a mat so smart, it talks. Backslash Fit has created the yoga mat of the future and—surprise, surprise—it’s coloured in Living Coral. This futuristic accessory comes with a thick, cloud-like cushioning and a non-slip bottom layer, making it the perfect exercise mat with no slippage and no curling edges. Best (and most unbelievable) of all, it pairs up with Women’s Health Yoga on Amazon Alexa and responds to commands, like, “Hey Alexa, let’s start our 30-minute practice.” It also has an in-built self-rolling mechanism, which we cannot wait to see in action. Backslash Fit (US$89.99), available on Hearst Products

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10. Coral+Gold Minimalist Bud Vases

These small bud vases come in a set of three and have been dipped in a Living Coral-coloured glaze, then finished with painted gold leaf. Each bud vase is handmade and slightly different from the next, with brushstrokes and pooling in different parts of the gold leaf to emphasise its rustic, unique nature. We’ll bet that anyone would make space in the house for these beauties. Coral + Gold Minimalist Bud Vases (US$40), available on Honeycomb Studio
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11. Google Home Mini

When the tech world tunes in to annual colour trends, you know Pantone’s done a great job. The new, Living Coral-coloured Google Home Mini links up with Google’s smart home functions, ranging from picking up phone calls to checking the news, making it the handy home assistant that you find slightly creepy, but also kind of makes you feel like you’re living in the next century. It’s smart enough to hear commands over the sounds and music that it’s generating, a simple flaw that Google has finally conquered. Google Home Mini (HK$498), available on HKTV Mall
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Ching Yuen


Having lived in Hong Kong, Beijing, and London sure is a fun fact whenever people try to guess Ching’s accent. She loves switching between all these language channels and her “mother tongue” is just determined by how many drinks she’s had for the night! She loves movies, travelling, and exploring cities, from hidden alleys to gourmet dining, so feel free to hit her up if you need any suggestions for dinner!