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The colour is described as an "animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energises and enlivens with a softer edge. Sociable and spirited, the engaging nature of coral welcomes and encourages light-hearted activity." According to the brand, Living Coral is already being noticed in fashion circles, as well as becoming popular on social media.
There are a variety of ways you can use coral in your kitchen décor, and this zingy shade will immediately add warmth and vibrancy to any room (helpful if you are lacking in natural light). You can use a large block of colour for a bold hit of energy, or if you’re feeling a bit more tentative, create accents that are more subtle, but still add a little pop of oomph into your scheme. Its versatility ensures it can cover traditional, vintage, cottage or contemporary styling. The uplifting mix of pink, orange and red will liven up any space.
Shades of coral look lovely when paired with beige, cream and tan. It helps reinforce the warm undertones and adds excitement and energy to a neutral colour palette. It is also the perfect for pairing with a wood effect as the orange tones complement the grain of any wood surface and make the colour pop. It also adds a bit of masculine drama to offset the femininity of this pretty colour. A little of this vivid shade can go a long way, so accent sparingly with cushions, rugs, crockery or curtains. It’ll act as the focal point for your kitchen without overwhelming the entire space. This scheme also works well using the warm tones of coral as a sharp contrast to cool shades of grey.
If you’re feeling bold and flamboyant, try using the first tip in reverse and paint your walls in a coral tone. Instead of creating an accent of interest in a neutral backdrop, use natural tones to create islands of calm in a wave of colour. Team it with shades of teal or aqua blue for a more adventurous, almost tropical vibe, guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. You’ll almost be able to taste those Bahama Mamas.
It’s always fun to include colourful and unique artwork in your home. Art is a wonderful way to tie together colour palettes in a space. Adding art pieces that incorporate coral in a tantalising shade helps to create visual interest for your rooms. Get browsing those galleries, or alternatively you can find a huge array of decorative wall art on Etsy which would be the perfect starting point for your coral crush.