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Posted on March 14, 2019

Each year the world waits to find out which Pantone colour will be influencing catwalks, trends and interiors for the next 12 months, here’s what you can expect in 2019.

Recent years have seen Ultra Violet, Rose Quartz and Emerald get crowned, but this year, Living Coral was announced as the number one shade, meaning you’re about to start seeing a lot more of it. 

Described by Pantone as ‘an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge’, Living Coral is a shade worth considering in 2019, whether you’re incorporating it into your wardrobe, home or beauty regime. We take a look at some of the best ways to shop the trend, alongside the Pantone-certified colour harmonies that combine best with it.


Clockwise from top: American Vintage knitted jumper, £115, Harvey Nichols, Bene Leather Navy Bag, £150, L.K. Bennett, Short-Sleeve Cotton Sweater, £165, Paul Smith, Single-breasted blazer, £290, Emporio Armani, Women’s Coral Suede Leather Loafers, £285, Paul Smith, Triangle Bra, £32, Calvin Klein Underwear


Just as fresh as it is bold, coral can be worn alone for a standout summery look, perfectly paired with vivid turquoise if you’re feeling playful or navy blue to balance it out and tone it down. Whilst the likes of Poiret and Altuzarra showcased light and floaty dress styles for SS19 catwalks, ideal for summer styling, A.P.C offered structured silhouettes with office-chic tailoring, highlighting the versatility of the shade across a range of shapes and styles depending on how you choose to wear it.



Clockwise from top: Coral Leather Receipt Holder, £120, Paul Smith, Sunspel T-shirt, £85, Burrows & Hare, Suede jacket, £1,100, BOSS, John White Kimpton Chukka Boots, £140, English Brands, Slim-fit linen shirt, £215, Paul Smith


Refresh your wardrobe and add a dash of character to any look for a new season. Whilst catwalks such as Alexander McQueen went all-out coral, Paul Smith and Louis Vuitton layered classic formal styles with statement pattern and print. Get inspired and try it for yourself, and if you’re looking for something a little more wearable, try adding a coral accent to your look and working around it with more neutral hues, whether it’s a wallet, shirt or tee.



Clockwise from top: Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick Tiger Tini, £16, Harvey Nichols, Nars Lipstick in Breaking Free, £21, Harvey Nichols, Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hydrating Lip Gloss Stick, £22, Harvey Nichols


The key to coral lipstick is to not overcomplicate it. Keep complexion dewy with a good primer, minimal foundation and a pop of blush, followed by a simple eye and finished with a statement lipstick or gloss. An easy way to switch up a classic red that suits every skin tone.


Clockwise from top: Velvet quilt throw, £229, Heal’s, Kuta floor lamp, £339, BoConcept, Terango Round Shaped Fibre Cement Planter, £29, MADE.COM, Velvet bloom cushion, £85, Heal’s, Tubini Vase, £199, Calligaris


The coral trend isn’t limited to fashion and beauty, in fact, there are plenty of ways to add elements to your home without undergoing a complete overhaul, whether you’re adding an accent wall into your living room, replenishing your cushion collection with a pink print or updating your kitchen accessories. Colour harmonies of natural deep greens and neutral greys will help to create a clean and uplifting atmosphere.


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Fashion, Furniture, Shop

Posted on March 14, 2019 by Mailbox Blog

It’s time to get inspired by ditching dark winter hues and brightening up your space with new shapes, styles and shades. Take a look at tour top easy-to-achieve spring trends.


Raawii at Heal’s, prices from £49

Founded back in 1919 by Walter Gropius in Germany, the Bauhaus remains one of the most influential art and design schools in history. The Bauhaus-inspired collections at Heal’s will add a whole new dimension to your space, think sharp lines combined with clashing colours and smooth spherical accents to bring a modernist feel to any home.



Left to right: Senzatempo Clock, £78, Calligaris, Raawwi Strom Jug, £94, Heal’s, Erol cushion, £29, MADE.COM


BoConcept – Nantes Sofa, prices from £3,399

Being cosy doesn’t always mean tucking yourself away in a dark room and surrounding yourself with candles – with the right furnishings, it can be light, airy and spacious. Create your own sanctuary by pairing light wood furniture with plush accessories and soft textures. For the bedroom, the Reema Kingsize Bed, £549, MADE.COM is made from natural oak and cane to add a vintage-inspired touch to your space. To embrace the trend in the dining room, the Design Quarter ‘Sono’ dining table, which is made from natural solid acacia wood, is currently on offer with four ‘Swing’ dining chairs for £1,499.



Left to right: Reema Double Bed, £549, MADE.COM, Oliver chair, £499, Heal’s, Sono Table, Design Quarter


Authentic Furniture – Old Bessie in Tea Rose from £1,390

From mustard yellow to pastel pink, take the plunge and refresh your lounge with a light sofa to create an uplifting, vibrant ambience. At the brand new Authentic Furniture, all sofas are made to order by master craftsmen in the workshops and can be designed especially for you right down to the details and in a range of sizes, colours and fabrics, depending on your requirements. And for the modern home, BoConcept also offers a variety of modular sofas to suit your room.




Left to right: The Florence Velvet Statesman Sofa in Gold Leaf Velvet from £1,490, Authentic Funiture, Osaka Sofa Bed, £4,999, BoConcept


Paul Stephenson at Castle Fine Art – ‘Jackie’ limited edition Silkscreen £5,950

Lauded by the BBC and VICE Magazine, the new After Warhol collection from London-based artist Paul Stephenson will brighten any space. The hand-pulled silkscreens available at Castle Fine Art feature four of the Pop Art founder’s most iconic images, including Jackie, Mao, Little Electric Chair and Self Portrait, and are available from £2,950.


Calligaris – Magazine Table, prices start at £452

If space is limited but you don’t want to completely ‘Marie Kondo’ your house just yet, keep your home clutter-free with smart storage solutions like the Calligaris Magazine Table, which comes with a hidden leather pocket to store magazines, newspapers and files.




Left to right: Lomond Coffee Table, £349, MADE.COM, Como Bookcase, £519, BoConcept


iLite – Foscarini Table Lamp £400.14

Switch up your home without the faff by simply upgrading your lighting. Believe it or not, the right lighting can make all the difference to your space, leaving your room with a new ambience and refreshed feel without a complete overhaul. For a limited time only, iLite is offering 10% off or a free bulb with all orders on brands such as Foscarini, Luxxu and Studio Italia – so don’t miss out! Head in-store to find out more.



Left to right: Pine Cone Lamp, £489, BoConcept, Silk Table Lamp, £289, Heal’s, Stockholm Lamp, £299, BoConcept

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