Punch Up Your Decor With Burnt Coral

It's classic peach, with the volume turned up.
By: Liz Gray
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This kicky color takes the classic peachy pink coral and turns up the color value a few notches — think something a little more cinnabar or vermillion. This darker, orange-red coral is au courant and looks great with other warm colors. Take a look:

Whimsical Girl's Nursery in Coral and Purple

Whimsical Girl's Nursery in Coral and Purple

This colorful girl's nursery is saturated in coral and purple. A damask canopy lined in lavender highlights the white sleigh crib, while the pattern is echoed in the custom drapes and valance.

© Photography by Aaron Leitz

Photography by Aaron Leitz

Fixer Upper host Joanna Gaines is also a big fan. “Burnt coral is a nice accent color that is fresh and fun, yet still sophisticated,” she says. “I love to incorporate this color with pillows, vases and other small accents. I tend to blend white with burnt coral, because it offers a really nice contrast that is easy on the eye.” 

Eclectic, Red Sitting Room

Eclectic, Red Sitting Room

Polished with tons of character and fun, this sitting room offers a unique style. Red walls with mirror accents set the stage for this creative space. The color story is spread to the floor by red and black chairs that accompany a zebra print rug. Large white vases flank a versatile dresser that provides storage and charm, making this room perfect for just about anything.

Burnt coral also plays well with light, airy blues, soft grays and dusty lavender. It can be surprisingly soothing when paired with cooler hues, as seen in this retro dining room:

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This color lends itself to both eclectic…

Red Kids' Bathroom With Framed Hand-Drawn Artwork

Red Kids' Bathroom With Framed Hand-Drawn Artwork

This transitional kids' bathroom features multiple framed pieces of children's drawings hung against vibrant red walls. A simple white vanity with a gray countertop provides the perfect contrast to the otherwise lively space.

…and more traditional spaces, from this bold boy’s bathroom to the classic beachy style featured at HGTV Smart Home 2013

Guest Room With Bright Coral Drapes

Guest Room With Bright Coral Drapes

This guest room features a white and coral color palette. The drapes features a geometric pattern along with the other fabrics in the room.

Photo by: Eric Perry

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Bright coral drapery fabric inspired the room's color palette. A focus on bold, graphic geometric patterns and prints keeps the room from being too precious.

A collection of custom-made and designer-chic pillows tops the queen-sized bed, dressed in layers of cozy, breathable linen and cotton. A handcrafted starburst-style mirror provides a focal point above the upholstered headboard.

An interactive touchscreen on a smart tablet allows the user to control home automation features, monitor security cameras, and even check local weather, news and traffic.

A chevron-print accent chair nestled near the bedside provides a spot to relax, read or gaze out onto the side yard.

Nestled in a wooded setting, HGTV Smart Home offers picturesque views of Southern pine and native palms, ferns and magnolia from guest bedroom windows.

A meandering stream and walking paths that border the home's backyard are visible from guest bedroom windows.

Furnished with a sleeper sofa that accommodates additional overnight guests, the loft area serves as an anteroom to the guest bedroom.

A 32-inch LED flat-screen TV nests atop a travertine-topped bar-turned-bureau that opens to reveal tray drawers, shelves and wine bottle storage that could hold media accessories.

A walnut table, clad in capiz shell, is topped with a bouquet of rosé-tipped amaryllis. A trio of mercury bubble vases holds patchouli ginger candles that lend boutique-hotel style.

Family photos find a home atop a classic bombe chest, whitewashed and cedar-lined to keep linens fresh.

A three-foot-deep closet provides space to store coats, bedding and bathing supplies.

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