Saturday, May 14, 2011

A chorus of coral ...

After seeing every shade of coral over the last several years, you'd think the color would have worn out its welcome. Not a chance. Designers are still bringing this vibrant hue into trendy decor schemes.

Leather chairs in vivid coral keep this dining room fresh.  Photo via Commune Design.

While coral is often used as a accent, it can certainly hold its own in any room.

Photo above via Odi et Amo brings in complementary shades of coral, spa blue and taupe, three colors that speak of sand and sea.

The photo from Apartment Therapy (right) shows the use of coral in a fresh, bold palette.

Okay, just a hint of this favorite seaside shade can brighten a room. In the photo above (via Gold Cage) a bright, sunlit space earns high marks with the addition of coral pillows and throws.

It's not all about walls and soft goods. Create great tabletop chemistry with accents, like the coral plates shown above (via Design Milk). Then, start singing "by the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea ... you and I, you and I, oh how happy we'll be."