When deciding on a scheme for a room or a property as a whole, it’s important to have a starting point – preferably something that inspires or triggers thoughts and emotions. This trigger could be an item of sentimental value, a beloved style of furniture, a specific pattern in a fabric, or a certain colour that will act as the cornerstone for an interior design scheme. Often, however, it’s a piece of interior design artwork or photography.
Coral and its close relation, orange, is often seen as a hue that offers emotional strength in difficult times, an optimistic and uplifting colour that can rejuvenate our spirit and mood.
Sandwiched between vibrancy and pastel shades, its enthusiasm for life relates to physical confidence, competition and independence. In its strongest form coral is seen as an extrovert shade, but knowing how to use it successfully is a skill a top interior designer will have mastered.
The beauty of coral is that it is a surprisingly versatile hue when it comes to pairing it with other shades and materials. It’s not as strong as an obvious orange or as pale as a pretty pink, but somewhere in between.Continue reading Coral and how to use it