Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A Coral Exam

As part of my very cool job, I have the arduous task of pouring over countless catalogs, websites, blogs and magazines all about design. One thread I have seen appearing in numerous publications is the naturally occurring, succulent color of CORAL! And I am LOVING it!

When I say coral, I am including colors ranging from a shade that just toes the line of orange to a color just a wee bit lighter than terracotta- what a glorious range of deliciousness!
You can catch coral showing up in the most unexpected places- even this regal formal dining room.


In fact, if you are afraid to commit to coral- consider pairing some of these enticing coral accessories with an already neutral room. Coral plays beautifully off navy blue, yellow, brown and even a light green. Here are a few of my favorite coral picks! (see links and credits below!)

A Coral Story





PRODUCT CREDITS:

Williams-Sonoma Home | Printed Capri Stripe Rug
Ikat Melamine Plates | Tablewares | Wisteria
Embroidered Flower Patch Pillow
http://www.ballarddesigns.com/malabar-coral-fabric-by-the-yard/195204
http://www.lampsplus.com/products/stacy-garcia-seafan-coral-giclee-plug-in-swag-chandelier__f9542-k0435.html
http://www.crateandbarrel.com/furniture/accent-tables/bel-air-round-coffee-table/s137513
http://www.crateandbarrel.com/decorating-and-accessories/throws/lima-alpaca-mandarin-throw/f41321

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  2. "I have the arduous task of pouring over countless catalogs, websites, blogs and magazines all about design."

    You should check out http://www.coloroutlook.com. Every quarter, like clock work, six color experts wrap up their color outlooks into one quarterly podcast. One stop color update.

    Coral is on my Regional Outlook this summer too.

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