It’s not pink. It’s not orange. It’s coral.
Coral has been famed for a little while now. The chic, summery mix of pink and orange is popping everywhere, from weddings to fashion runways. Aside from being a fabulous choice for your wardrobe, coral is also a nice choice for dressing up your home, especially if you need to punch up your unremarkable, all-neutral space.
Coral isn’t just fun, fresh, and fab – it also creates a warm, cozy, and comfortable space you’d love to come home to. Below are eight fun and easy ways to freshen up your home interior design with coral.
1. Go bold with a large coral furniture piece
Replacing a boring furniture piece, like your old-fashioned beige sofa, with a hip and huge coral one is one of the easiest yet boldest ways to break the monotony and incorporate the fun shade into your home.
It takes one big statement piece to make a huge impact in an all-neutral or all-white setting rather than repeating the vibrant color with multiple, smaller home accessories.
You may also bring the coral trend in your kitchen and dining space by placing bar stools, dining table and chairs, and cabinetry in eye-popping coral tones.
2. Paint ‘em walls and ceilings
Go big by painting your walls or ceilings in colorful coral tone. They add a spark of interest while warming up the dull, cool tones dominating the space.
If you want to create a space that’s fashion-forward, it’s nice to pair coral paint with home furniture and accessories in trendy tones like gray and navy blue. For the perfect amount of class, pair your cheery tone with something sophisticated, like ivory and gold. If you want a fun and fab feminine approach, you can never go wrong with the coral and aqua mix.
3. Add a pop of coral with accents
For design enthusiasts who aren’t fully committed to painting the entire room, coral accents are the best way to go. You may have a coral accent wall, where shelves and frames are mounted. Paint the window frames to enliven your dead walls. You can also insert a pop of surprise by painting the “insides” of an open shelf or bookcase, like the one shown above.
4. Adorn up your home with coral accessories
If you want to add coral accents without grabbing a bucket of paint, turn to your home accessories.
Think about light fixtures, candle holders, decorative vases and jars, table centerpieces, photo frames, curtains, throws, mirrors, clocks. and other embellishments that can add a fun and funky vibe into your space. Even using fresh flowers in pink and orange hue can make a dramatic difference.
5. Make small places extra quirky
If “go big or go home” isn’t for you, but you really love coral, you can use it for your smaller areas. Add coral paint, tiles, and fixtures to freshen up the bathroom or powder room. Use coral tones to add a cheery element to your dreaded laundry room. Insert a pop of surprise in the corners, nooks, and crannies with coral.
6. Create a vibrant coral entryway
Bring in the fun and summery shade the very first moment you approach the front door – literally. Aside from updating your door color, you may use coral to dress up your foyer or hallway by painting the walls or adding coral-toned home furniture and accessories.
7. Bring in fun coral textiles
Textiles play an important role in making a house a home. They’re a great mix of comfort, function, and of course, style.
Punch up your couch or bed with a coral pillow and/or throw blanket. You can also spruce up your space with an area rug, window treatments, table runners, and other textiles in coral tones. Textiles also give you the chance to easily insert bold patterns and variety of textures into your space.
8. Display vivid artworks
A colorful and unique artwork is one artistic way to tie together color palettes in a space while providing a spark of interest and personality. Add art pieces that incorporate coral in a vibrant shade. It can be a huge painting, like the photo in the previous list item, or an eclectic gallery of small paintings on your blank wall.
You may also include coral-toned figurines to add depth. In a seemingly dull living room, a single, large-scale, and vivid figurine of a flamingo should suffice in bringing in some playfulness.
Author Bio: Carmina Natividad is a resident writer for Wincrest Home Builders, one of NSW’s most experienced and well-renowned home builders aiming at building and designing modern family homes in Sydney, Newcastle, the Central Coast, and the Hunter.