13 Ways to Use Coral and Make It Shine

Coral is summery and warm, but it's so much more than a seasonal shade. Get inspiration for ways to use this color scheme in your home with our favorite coral decorating ideas.

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August 24, 2015
By: Nina Iorg
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Collected Kitchen

The custom island in this eclectic kitchen is painted rich coral to match the ceramic knobs and pulls. See more of this home from HGTV Magazine.

Chic Window Treatments

Instead of a traditional headboard, the bed is flanked with two sets of coral curtains. Matching table lamps and an elegant crystal chandelier complete the room's young and chic look.

Perfectly Pink

When used with the right balance of whites and complementary colors, you can incorporate pink into your home without feeling like you're in a little girl's room. In this vibrant dining room, the pop of pink on the walls is carried to the bookshelves and dining table, giving the room a harmonized look.

Vibrant Entryway

Painted a fiesta-ready orange red, the front door pairs well with the linen, gold and Robin's egg blue in the entryway. See more of this home from HGTV Magazine.

Bright Girls' Bedroom

A beautiful coral dresser separates the twin beds in this shared girls' bedroom. The light aqua accent wall and sunburst pattern bring life and light to the design.

Colorful Built-In

In this room, the cabinetry and trim are painted a gutsy coral hue to make a big impact in the tiny living room. See more of this home from HGTV Magazine.

Coastal Inspiration

Vibrant colors and fun patterns bring a stylish contrast to this small guest room.
From: Rachel Oliver

Coral Closeup

The homeowner was inspired by functionality and bright colors in her updated breakfast nook. Previously colorless, she added coral and powder blue into the space.

Complemented Nursery

Bright and colorful, this nursery features a coral, lavender and white color palette. A plush lavender chair with coral trim complements the white and coral ottoman, while the crib bedding coordinates with the graphic curtains. The room is completed with patterned coral wallpaper.

Old-World Charm

The tub in this bathroom was custom-colored the same coral hue as the kitchen island.

Unexpected Accent

Bold coral draperies and geometric-patterned chairs add a colorful punch to this living room's otherwise neutral palette.

Repurposed Storage

By picking up a small wooden dresser at a flea market, then removing its central drawers with a reciprocating saw, three open shelves were created for housing board games and books. To give the dresser an updated look, its exterior was sprayed with glossy coral paint, while the interior was sprayed matte white.

Poppy Front Door

You might think coral pink would be a tough color to pull off, but it looks right at home paired with a pale cream brick.

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