We’re Into: Coral

Living room with coral color palette

Nothing helps us shake off the winter blues faster than a hot pop of color. This spring, it’s all about integrating sunny shades of coral to wake up our decor. This blushing blend conjures tropical fruits and summery frocks while adding a bit of brightness to tired rooms. Classic, yet fresh, it’s a surprisingly versatile color that works anywhere. It’s all in how you style it.

Living room with coral color palette

Get fresh

Pair coral with pinks, metallic finishes and bold graphics, like our striped indoor/outdoor rug, to punch up your look.

Living room with coral color palette

Go classic

Layer in splashes of coral with creamy whites and pretty pastels for a sweet yet sophisticated feel. We’re crushing on our new floral fabric by the yard.

Living room with coral color palette

Toughen up

Balance the peachy-pink hue by teaming it with heavy textures, dark finishes and caramels. Our frog knot pillow adds just a touch of coral without the commitment.

 Find more color inspiration by browsing our Ballard Designs Pinterest Boards.

 
How to Decorate Team

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18 Comments

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    Marthajones

    September 20, 2016
     

    With coastal colors how would you bring Tan navy blue and gray together

    • Caroline McDonald
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      How to Decorate

      September 20, 2016
       

      Martha,
      You might add a little touch of a lighter blue — something more watery. Like a spa or aqua. Use it as an accent color in art, in a patterned rug, or just as accessories!

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    Barbara

    March 28, 2016
     

    Love the Google Classic room! Where can I find those gorgeous prints that are hanging behind the couch?

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      March 28, 2016
       

      Barbara,
      You can find them here. They’re our Sunrise Floral Art pieces.
      So glad you like this room!
      Caroline

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    Elizabeth Bear

    July 3, 2015
     

    where can I find the ottoman in the “We’re into Coral room?”

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    Kerri Chambers

    June 2, 2015
     

    What manufacturer and color are the studded light turquoise chairs in the go classic picture please? thanks! Kerri

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    Isabella Kidd

    March 4, 2015
     

    Where can I buy the turquoise and parchment cushion covers on the sofa in Go Classic?

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      March 25, 2015
       

      Hi Isabella,
      Unfortunately the pillow covers you’re asking about are discontinued. We’re so sorry! We do have some similar covers here though.
      The How to Decorate Team

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    Christy

    December 10, 2014
     

    Hello- in the “Go Classic” design, would you be able to tell me where to purchase the floral artwork shown? Thank you!

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      December 17, 2014
       

      Hi Christy,
      The botanical prints in that space are our Sunrise Floral Art pieces. We’re so glad you like them!
      Happy Decorating,
      The How to Decorate Team

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    Zara

    October 15, 2014
     

    I’m in a dilemma… Recently moved into my new home and repaint every where then my sofa came.
    My living room is painted in tapestry beigh from Benjamin Moore and my sectional sofa turns out to be a tainted light grey-ivory. (yep I taught it would be ivory-white but not).
    My probs is what accessories or wall decor colours should I used to blend in the area making it look contemporary style? The hall way is grey which is beside the living room

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      November 5, 2014
       

      Hi Zara,
      Thanks for your comment. We actually have a design team that can help you with your living room design. It’s a free service that we offer to all of our customers. Use this form to submit some photos, and our design team will reach out to you with suggestions. We look forward to helping you with your space.
      Happy Decorating,
      The How to Decorate Team

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    Anna

    April 7, 2014
     

    Hi! Could you please tell me the paint color on the walls in the third picture? (Go Classic) It’s gorgeous! Thanks!

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      How to Decorate Team

      April 8, 2014
       

      Hi Anna,

      We suggest Benjamin Moore’s Going to the Chapel (#1527). Hope that helps!

      Happy Decorating,
      The How to Decorate Team

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    kristi

    April 6, 2014
     

    Could you please tell me where the light fixture from the go classic/ coral room came from. Thank you and beautiful blog.

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      How to Decorate Team

      April 7, 2014
       

      Hi Kristi,

      The chandelier in question is Ballard Designs Henriette 6-Light Chandelier. Hope that helps.

      Happy Decorating,
      The How to Decorate Team

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