Bright and punchy, coral has been hot through 2012 and well into 2013. What started in fashion, like bauble necklaces and bright handbags, has translated its way into home fashions. There is not stopping this bold and warm hue, as fun prints and interesting textures collide to make this colour vibrant and interesting. Not quite pink, but not quite orange, coral hovers on the line of feminine and masculine. It can tie a room together, like this great vignette with brightly coloured books and a deep coral accent chair for impact. Offset by saturated cool tones like the deep turquoise rug and books, the coral is kept in balance with the space and doesn’t overpower.
This bedroom feels calm and relaxing, using just a few pops of coral to add interest and life to the space. White contrast piping and buttons on the headboard feel clean and sophisticated and help anchor and define the outline of the headboard. A literal coral reference on the foot stools is whimsical and playful in the otherwise refined space. Add throw pillows in bright corals like this great find from Caron’s Beach House for the perfect accent piece.
For an eclectic and trendy look, pair coral chairs with blue walls, mismatching fabrics and rough hewn wood. For a hip and cool but not fussy look, adding the pop of blue feels a bit retro and less formal for a warm and welcoming kitchen nook.
A quick and easy way to add some coral to any room is in flowers! Take these stunning peonies, placed in a simple but glamorous silver vase. The fluffy flower petals are sweet and romantic, and make the perfect table accent!
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