Pantone defines Living Coral as a warm and nourishing shade of orange. With an air of optimistic energy, Living Coral promotes human connection and pushes us to reflect on our current environmental status. In our natural world, Living Coral brings to mind ideal underwater landscapes and bountiful life-providing botanicals.
In commercial carpet, we see Living Coral, or Brintons Pom #25-2510 (D21), popping up in the abstract line work of loose lay Axminster rugs, used in textural layers to update traditional patterns, and splattered boldly across dynamic graphic elements.
With carpet being the largest unifying element in the interior, a hue as saturated as Living Coral can quickly overpower a design and throw off the balance. However, in extremely high-traffic areas like convention centers where the energy of the color is synonymous to the energy of the space, designers may flood the floor with this saturated hue in an analogous scheme instead of only using it for highlight and contrast.
While Living Coral can be intimidating in application, we encourage creatives to be daring and not shy away from using bold color in flooring!
Las Vegas based designer, Sam Hoeffer, shares her insight on using her favorite pom in the box. “I’ve found that our #25-2510 (D21) is a popular choice amongst our Hawaiian based designers. It’s especially successful when anchored in a sea of vibrant blues.”