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Area Rugs, Color, Fashion

Rug Makers Dive into Pantone's Living Coral Color of the Year, Part 1

RugNews.com explores the fashion and design possibilities of Living Coral, named Color of the Year 2019 by Pantone, and offers a comprehensive area rug buyer's guide to the energetic hue.

Carol Tisch, Lisa Vincenti
A colleague displaying fashion runway looks, furniture and rugs all in the Color of the Year, Living Coral.
NEW YORK -- Praised for representing one of the earth's most essential ecosystems, Living Coral, named Color of the Year 2019 by Pantone, weaves its way from coral reef to couture fashion, furnishings, and a kaleidoscope of area rugs.


The editors of RugNews.com present interpretations of the look that's appearing in a big way in ready to wear runway collections for spring and summer 2019, international furniture designs and rugs from 21 top industry brands (see the full page version of our Trendcast Living Coral here).


In fact, while the color has been quietly showing up in area rug designs in the past year, many rug makers are wholeheartedly embracing the hue for coming seasons.
"Living coral is one of the refreshing, engaging colors of nature which has a softer soothing hue yet is full energy at the same time," said Amer's Anupriya Choudhary, director. "We are excited to feature this color in our latest rug designs, which can uplift and brighten any room setting!"


The exclusive Rug Buyer's Guide to Living Coral from RugNews.com explores top area rug designs in Pantone's of the moment shade.


In the two-part Rug Buyer's Guide to Living Coral, RugNews.com features the top area rugs incorporating this lively, breezy shade. Below we source interpretations from vendors Amer Rugs to Loloi. Part 2 continues the exploration from Momeni to Trans-Oceans.


Amer's Amber collection, hand-woven of premium wool and up-cycled sari silk, reworks a classic diamond motif in coral.


For a fun twist on plaid, Couristan's flat-woven cotton Bar Harbor's Cape Plaid design in pumpkin patch colorway weaves in shades of this pinkish coral.


Dynamic Rugs reinvents this feminine tribal look in the Jade collection's 5450-319, hand made of cotton in India in a range of coral-pinks and reds.



Feizy's abstract tip-sheered Emory in sunset colorway illustrates how coral complements contemporary designs.  


F.J. Kashanian marries coral, powder blue and yellow in this elegant updated handmade rug.


HRI's Mystique shows the feminine side of Living Coral in a soft textured pile hand-knotted in New Zealand wool and viscose.


Jaipur Living 's Talma design JM35 from the hand-knotted wool Jaimak collection, which updates antique motifs in modern fashion-forward colorways.


The erased-design of HZ435 from the Horizons collection by Kalaty is hand knotted of wool and Silkette in a transitional palette with pops of coral.


Kaleen's new handmade Posh collection offers 20 colors, including this on-point coral, in a super plush and silky shag polyester rug.


The hand-tufted wool Catalina collection design 790 from Kas Rugs proves the perfect canvas for a touch of peachy pink on tropical foliage.


From Loloi Rugs's new collaboration with Rifle Paper Co. x Loloi comes the whimsical motifs and playful colors of the new power-loomed Palais collection. Shown, design 2.
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