How to decorate with coral pink tones
Coral and blush hues can bring a cosy warmth to a living space, but too much can be too saccharine. Here, we suggest a few ways to incorporate coral pink tones into your interior design and the other colours and textures you can use to complement it
Coral is a tricky colour to pin down. Is it pink, orange, terracotta or red? For colour expert company Pantone, which has declared it as its colour of the year in 2019, it’s a rosy orange with a golden undertone. Called Living Coral (PANTONE 16-1546), the shade evokes the vibrant reefs from which it takes its name, and Pantone predicts we’ll see the colour used boldly, on large-scale schemes such as The Coral Room (above) where the hue provides a brilliant backdrop for accessories in shades of blue.
How to decorate with coral
Use it as an accent
If painting an entire room bright orange feels too alarming, coral in all its forms, from neon to pastel, is an excellent accent colour: add a stripe along skirtings or dado rails to lift an otherwise sober scheme.
Feature a splash of coral in the soft furnishings
With shades from orange to pink, there's a coral to suit all tastes and budgets. We love this Kingston sofa, which costs £5,760 from Lorfords.
Draw attention to it with a reflective gloss
The vibrant orange walls of The Coral Room at The Bloomsbury hotel, London are painted in reflective gloss for maximum impact. Paired with soft blue-grey sofas, the overall vibe is one of out-and-out glamour.
Incorporate blue and white ceramics
Coral: the best complementary colours to pair
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