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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Coral Inspirations

As we head into Memorial Day weekend, I'm struck my the irony of listening to the rain pound away while I take out my summer decorations of sea shells, coral and other beach bric-a-brac. The wettest spring in memory has me yearning for a color always makes me smile-Coral !

Coral colored jewelry, coral motiff decor, coral paint and accessories!
Ballard Designs

This color holds a small place in the color palette right between red and orange. Too far one way and you have "rose", to far the other way and it's "peach". Coral can be pastel and soothing or bold. It make your skin glow and colors flow. Favorite corals that come to mind are:

Constant Coral by Sherwin Williams:

Sunlit Coral by Benjamin Moore:

Coral Spice by Benjamin Moore

Coral Buff by Benjamin Moore:

Constant Coral by Benjamin Moore:

Beyond paint for the die hard coral lover. I would find a place for this!:

Modwalls Tile

Retro anyone? Formica has your coral boomerang surfacing!


Some truly inspired coral interiors:

Martha Stewart

The pink table is a huge dare! Do you love it?
Elle Decor

LOVE the play of complex, complementary colors here:


HGTV

Southern Accents Interiors

How about taking it outside?

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What do YOU like to pair coral with?


As always, nature is the greatest inspiration for color!

Have a colorful Memorial Day weekend!

6 comments:

DesignTies said...

I really like the combination of coral and turquoise -- it makes me think of the beach and summer :-)

Kudos to the homeowners who painted their house coral with bright green window boxes and turquoise chairs. Wow!! Those are people who aren't afraid of colour!!

And speaking of colour dare... I DO love the bright pink table :-) I also love the bookcase painted blue & coral, and the coral living room with the grey sofa & chair and the cuckoo clock on the wall :-)

Kelly

Marie Brady said...

Thanks Kelly,
I love the pink table too! I think
it was a risk that worked! Wouldn't that coral house be lovely
at a beach, ahhh....

AB HOME Interiors said...

Oh I just love all of it! such pretty, pretty colors!

aneyefordetail said...

I love that coral hallway with yellow trim and door! REally different and very effective..
Coral is tricky to work with: it's so easy to get it too pink, or too orange; but done the right way it's great!

aneyefordetail said...

I love that coral hallway with yellow trim and door! REally different and very effective..
Coral is tricky to work with: it's so easy to get it too pink, or too orange; but done the right way it's great!

Anonymous said...

What is the coral color in the living room with the fireplace and cuckoo clock? I would love that color for my kitchen!