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12 Ways IKEA Is Acing the 2019 Pantone Color Living Coral

Described as "vibrant, yet mellow," Living Coral is Pantone's Color of the Year for 2019. The orangish-pinkish-reddish hue embraces warmth and appears in our natural surroundings with a lively presence. Here are 12 ways IKEA is successfully integrating this color into their palette.

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Lamp Shade

Bring a warm glow to your space with this lampshade in white and copper. When lit, the copper gives off a Living Coral glow. The shade can be used on a pendant light or floor lamp.

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Sleeper Sofa

While labeled as “dark orange,” this sleeper sofa from IKEA gives the color Living Coral a big canvas. Perfect for a guest room or living room, the sofa even has built-in storage for bedding. Here are 14 surprising things you never knew you could buy at IKEA.

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Scented Candle

Candles are always in style. IKEA has plenty to choose from, including this coral-colored candle that smells like ripe peaches and exotic fruits. Learn how to make beeswax candles in glass yogurt jars.

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Cushion Cover

Add Pantone’s Color of the Year to your living room or sunroom with these coral-colored cushion covers. They are handmade and work both inside and out. Here are eight secret ways to save money at IKEA.

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Bath Mat

Bring some color to your bathroom with this bathmat which is a slightly darker version of Living Coral. The mat is soft and highly absorbent, which gives it a luxurious feel. These are 15 IKEA add-ons you’ve never heard of.

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Serving Tray

Perfect for your next dinner party or backyard barbecue, this tray is works well for serving drinks or appetizers. The fun design offers hints of coral, along with other vibrant colors. Plan the perfect backyard barbecue with these 12 tips.

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This hand-woven rug from IKEA is made from 100-percent wool. With a touch of coral, it makes a great addition to an entryway, mudroom or even the kitchen. Learn how to clean area rugs yourself.

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Bath Towel Set

These highly absorbent towels show off a dark-reddish, coral hue. They are accented with a border for a high-end look. IKEA is a DIYers dream designation for these 16 reasons.

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Wall-Mounted Shelf

Bring Living Coral into your living room or bedroom with this wall-mounted shelving unit in “light orange.” It’s perfect for books, vacation mementos or as a wall-mounted nightstand. Here’s a DIY project we think you’ll love: Hexagon Shelves.

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Small Sofa

Bring some color to a tight space with this small sofa. The orangish cover can be removed and is washable, plus, it’s packaged in such a way that you can bring it home on the bus and it’s only $149! Make a small room look bigger with these 15 tricks.

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Duvet and Pillowcases

This duvet cover and pillowcase set comes in an on-trend light orange. The set is made of soft cotton and fits a twin-sized bed, making it perfect for a child’s bedroom or dorm room. Try these seven ways to freshen linens without chemicals.

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Storage Bag

This coral-orange storage bag is perfect for laundry or toys. The handles make it easy to lift and it can be flattened when not in use to save space. This is the best time to go to IKEA.

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Rachel Brougham
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