Color Crush: Blushing Coral
Photography Credit: Lauren Fleischman on Unsplash (top right) Liana Mikah on Unsplash.
Being in the early days of spring with warmer weather on the horizon, Blushing Coral is the perfect soft hue with exciting undertones to capture the feeling of this time of year. Pairing well with neutral colors while creating an inviting atmosphere, Blushing Coral is a playful, color here to welcome us to Spring. Inspired by the desire to bring the beautiful feeling of early spring into your home, we’ve put together some tips and tricks on how to use this color in your space.
Mix and Match
This lovely shade of pink invites collaboration. This color mixes well with unexpected patterns like black and white stripes, plaid, or animal print! In this example, Andrew Alford takes the structure of houndstooth and the geometric pattern on the walls, and softens the space with the use of this gorgeous pink shade.
Image Credit: Andrew Alford
Next Level Neutrals
If you’re working with a space that’s all about muted tones like grey, crisp white, or even a sage green, try elevating it with accents of Blushing Coral. A few touches of the subtle color can make a big impact, and compliment neutral hues. This combination works extremely well with wicker furniture, white walls, brown or grey decorative objects and creates a relaxing feel in your space like in this spa-like bathroom from Kleber and Associates. The varying neutral hues in this space all come together to highlight a playful accent color on the wall.
Image Credit: Kat Bowley, Kleber & Associates
What's your point?
Making Blushing Coral the focal point of a room allows you to incorporate this bold hue without letting it take over the whole room. Colorful touches, like Natalie Papier’s bold ceiling color, make her space exciting but not overwhelming. Sometimes using the color in a way that’s not typical gives a room an extra dose of personality.
Image Credit: Natalie Papier, Home Ec.
Off the Walls
Don't limit this color to the two dimensional. Try Blushing Coral in unexpected places to carry personality throughout the space, like a decorative object or a piece of furniture. We love this example from Cheryl Luckett of Dwell By Cheryl because the combination of the bold navy blue with the blushing coral creates fun mash up of color. Design Credit: Dwell by Cheryl