On its website, Pantone describes Living Coral, the trend-setting company’s choice for 2019 Color of the Year, as “an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.” And as we barrel into 2019 amid a host of pressing social, political, and environmental concerns, I think we can all agree we’ve never needed an uplifting dose of orangey-pink goodness more than we do now. Add some much-needed cheer to your new year with these seven handpicked kitchen products.
1. KitchenAid Bird of Paradise 5-Speed Ultra Power Hand Mixer
Spring for this pretty 60-watt wonder and you’ll be whipping up everything from perfectly pointed meringue peaks and melt-in-your-mouth chocolate chip cookies to homemade salad dressings and creamy mashed potatoes in cutting-edge style. And to make sure your appliance stays nice and shiny, the device comes with a lockable swivel cord that stays out of the way and has ejectable, dishwasher-safe stainless steel beaters.
2. Pantone Color of the Year 2019 Mug
There’s no better way to get into the Living Coral spirit than by copping one of these smartly designed Color of the Year mugs straight from the source. Dishwasher- and microwave-safe, it’s made from fine bone china and looks especially festive when filled with a delicious minty-green matcha latte.
3. Kisasa Home Abstract Design Cloth Placemat
This snazzy Dallas-based Zazzle store specializes in “clean, modern designs for your home,” and these vibrant 100-percent woven cotton placemats fully embody that ethos. Crisp white lines set in a geometric maze splay out across a 20″ x 14″ Living Coral backdrop that’s brilliant enough to light up the gloomiest of winter nights. Not digging all the negative space? Click customize and you can rearrange the shapes to your liking.
4. ForEllyse Personalized Coral Chambray Chef Apron
For just under 20 big ones, Etsy’s ForEllyse will customize this 100-percent cotton machine-washable coral apron with the message of your choice. For gifts, a classic monogram or stylized nameplate is always a winner, but don’t be afraid to make ’em laugh by opting for one of the company’s clever kitchen puns like “Chop It Like It’s Hot” or “Bakers Gonna Bake.”
5. KitchenAid Bird of Paradise 5-Speed Diamond Blender
Another pick from KitchenAid’s glossy Bird of Paradise litter, this 550-watt machine kicks things up a notch with powerful stirring, chopping, mixing, pureéing, pulsing, and liquifying capabilities. Whether you’re blending up a breakfast smoothie or crushing ice for a colada, the push-button controls, non-slip base and, of course, the eye-catching shade will launch you stylishly into the new year.
6. Mainstays Braided Coral 12-Piece Melamine Dinnerware Set
Spruce up your dining routine with these sunny dishwasher-safe plates and bowls. The faint white feathered rope design lining the edge of each dinner plate, salad plate, and cereal bowl adds to the charming vintage aesthetic. The lightweight melamine material means they’re as durable as they are adorable.
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