How To Use Pantone’s Colour Of The Year in Your Home with Flowers.

Pantone has released it’s colour of the year for 2019 and it’s a goody!!

Pantone Colour of the Year 2019 - Living Coral

Pantone’s Living Coral is a warm and comforting colour which can be found in some of the most beautiful things nature has to offer. If like us, you’re bowled over by this year’s colour choice by Pantone and can’t wait to inject it into your life then you’ve come to the right place! Below is a little guide on how you can bring this fabulous colour into your home with flowers!

1. Roses

An absolute classic and loved by so many, this gorgeous bloom comes in the most spectacular shades of coral.

Pantone Colour of The Year Coral Roses

Whether you go for the country look with fragrant garden roses or elegant long-stemmed traditional roses, we suggest keeping it simple with these beauties when styling. Group the stems together and pop on your coffee table in a timeless glass vase and you can’t go wrong.

2. Peonies

Another flower heavyweight is the Peony, they’re here for a good time not a long time so be sure to snap these up when you see them, we promise you won’t regret it! The coral charm peony starts as a deep coral coloured bud and as they open they fade to tones of peach and finally to champagne, with some getting as big as your head they really are something quite extraordinary and are a great way to add the Pantone colour of the year to your home during Spring.

Bloombox Co - Coral Charm Peony

Coral charm peonies change colour as they age

Peonies are beautiful but they’re fussy and can be short-lived. In order to get the best out of them ensure you pop them in a squeaky clean glass vase with water and some flower food added. Much like a rose, these blooms look best on their own and can look simply stunning clustered at different heights in individual vintage glass bottles or bud vases on a dining table or mantlepiece.

They also make a great feature flower amongst a variety of other blooms. Check out how to style up an eclectic vintage style vase with a single coral charm peony.

3. Dahlias

These summer blooms come in a vast array of colours with the Cafe au lait being one of the most sought after, however, we can’t go past these fabulous coral ones with petals so delicate they look like they’ve been painted.

Bloombox Co - Coral Dahlia

Dahlias can be a bit finicky in the vase, but can’t be beat for drama!

Dahlias are another short-lived bloom which will need regular water changes and snipped stems in order to get the best out of them but we think they’re worth it! Dahlia’s can have a mind of their own when it comes to styling so we recommend that you use your favourite foliage to give them some support in the vase. Cross your foliage stems across the vase first and then slide in your Dahlias at different heights for an effortless-looking arrangement that will look stunning on a hall table.

Check out this easy summer Dahlia flower arrangement tutorial here.

4. Gladioli

Gladioli are making a comeback, they’ve spent around 20 years in the background after falling out of favour with florists but with new colours and varieties they are taking centre stage once more and we couldn’t be happier! Gladioli can be grown very easily in your own garden and if you’re clever with your timing you can have them flowering right through from early summer to early summer. There are many options in terms of coral colours but we have a soft spot for the softer pastel coral stems which compliment this soft petaled bloom.

Pantone Colour of The Year Living Coral Gladioli

Gladioli are making a welcome comeback

These elegant towering spires are a real show stopper if you have the space to leave them long if not, they can be found in mini varieties too which add a little extra height to more compact arrangements. If you’re feeling a little bit adventurous then you can cut all the way along the stem every two blooms to create smaller stems which can then be used in smaller bud vases for a completely different coffee table arrangement.

5. Coral Celosia

Coral Celosia actually looks like living coral you’d find on a tropical snorkelling trip, so it’s only fitting that it comes in a beautiful coral coloured variety too. Its velvety texture adds a richness and luxury that you don’t get from many flowers and looks lovely with double tulips and wattle. Check out our tutorial on how to create this celosia arrangement here.

6. Tulips

Double petalled coral tulips

When fully bloomed, double petalled tulips are unbeatable

These bendy blooms was intensely rare and revered (ornate vases were designed to show off one single bloom), with a single bulb literally worth its weight in gold at the height of Tulipmania in the 1630’s. Available in a scrumptious rainbow of pinks, yellows, purples and in stunning array of variants, like fringed tulips, dramatic parrot tulips with their streaked petals, and one of our personal favourites – double petalled tulips that open to look like peonies.

Coral Double Tulips a gorgeous way to add Pantone Colour of The Year to your interior

Coral Double Tulips a gorgeous way to add Pantone Colour of The Year to your interior

Tulips continue to grow up to 6 inches in the vase, and have a beautiful tendency to arch towards your table top. Use this to your advantage and let your stems lean out of your vase at staggered heights.!

7. Anthurium

This tropical long lasting flower is also known as Hawaiian Heart or Tail Flower, it grows on a tall stem and is available in some fabulous colours including coral. The actual flowers are on the spadix in the middle of the waxy “petal”, we know, strange but we promise it’s true!

One of these will look fab in a vase on its own, but we also love to include them when we probably shouldn’t! Think outside the box with these guys and use them to add a little quirkiness and brightness to your arrangements.

So there you have it, 7 glorious floral ways to add this fabulous colour to your home during 2019!

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About the Author:

Ria lives in Sydney and loves getting creative for Bloombox Co. She is dedicated to sourcing the most gorgeous local blooms the season has to offer.