It’s not pink. It’s not red. It’s not orange. It’s living coral.
Coral has been famed for a little while now – even before it’s officially chosen as the Pantone Color of 2019.
The fun, summery shade is popping everywhere, from weddings to fashion runways. Aside from being a fabulous choice for your makeup and wardrobe, coral is also a great choice for sprucing up home, especially if you need to spice 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. If you want to freshen up your home design with coral this 2019, here are 7 decorating ideas to consider.
- Let a large coral furniture piece speak
Now is the best time to replace your boring, old-fashioned beige sofa with a hip and huge coral one.
Want to break the monotony and incorporate the fun shade into your home? It only takes one big and striking coral statement piece to create a larger impact in a crisp white space. You may also bring the coral trend in your bedroom, kitchen and dining space by placing bar stools, dining table and chairs, dressers, and cabinetry in eye-popping coral hue.
- Pop up with coral walls
You now have the perfect excuse to paint your walls or ceilings in vivid coral tones! They don’t just add a spark of interest – coral helps warm up the dull, cool tones dominating the space too. They make great backdrops for furniture, wall art, shelves, and light fixtures.
Hate paint? Wallpapers in a wide variety of patterns (like flamingos and coral seaferns) are up for grabs.
- Spice up the room with coral accents
For design enthusiasts who aren’t fully committed to painting the entire room, coral accents are the best way to go.
Start with a coral accent wall, where shelves and frames are mounted. Paint the window frames to enliven your dead walls. Insert a pop of surprise by painting the “insides” of an open shelf or bookcase. You can also draw the eyes upward with ceilings In coral tones.
- Create an extra vibrant 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 the Pantone color of the year to dress up your foyer or hallway by painting the walls or adding coral-toned home furniture and accessories.
- Make small places quirky
If “go big or go home” isn’t for you (but you’re really obsessed with coral), you may 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 too.
- Accessorize with 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.
Add a pop of coral to your couch or bed with a pillow or throw blanket. You can have them with bold patterns too. Think of placing coral area rugs, window treatments, table runners, and other textiles in coral tones.
- Dress up your home with coral accessories
Another way to add coral accents without grabbing a bucket of paint is through 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 fun and funky vibe into your space. Even using fresh flowers in coral pigment can make a difference in a stark, neutral space.
- Showcase 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 or an eclectic gallery of small paintings. It may also include coral-toned figurines.
- Pick the perfect color palette
The other colors you mix and match with coral helps showcase this vibrant hue at its best.
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.
Author Bio: Carmina Natividad is a daytime writer for PAAL Kit Homes, a renowned construction company that specializes in manufacturing and supplying top-quality steel-framed kit homes in Australia. She loves writing articles focused in real estate and interior design.