Decorating with… Coral!
July 16, 2013
Continuing the Color Inspiration Series today with a look at one of my favorites, perhaps yours too, the very in vogue shade of coral. It’s been hot this spring and summer in fashion and decor, and is such a happy hue that is part pink part orange. Many people consider coral a feminine shade but I think just like pink that energetic coral is very balanced when partnered with black, navy, or rich wood tones.
Steven Gambrel design via Houzz
Coral is the color of the sky at sunrise and sunset, casting a warm glow over the ocean and earth. It’s a perfect paint color in a bedroom, I love it mixed with aqua and modern white accents, very fresh!
Coral is a fab color for painted pieces too, chairs, dressers, and accessories all glow in this cheerful shade.
I have a design crush on coral textiles, big bold florals and geometrics too. Coral is warm and youthful and it looks amazing with warmer metals like brass and gold, or paired with darker neutrals like mocha, charcoal gray, and smoky blue.
What other colors also look fab paired with coral?
Deep browns look rich next to shades of coral and soft neutrals soften the impact of this energetic hue.
Getting the right coral paint can be tricky, it can lean salmon or orange or pink depending on the light in a space and its location in the home. I chose ‘Begonia’ by Sherwin Williams for my studio wall. Have you painted anything coral lately? What shade would you recommend?