19 Chic Ways to Use Coral in Your Home

The color, not the sea creatures

Whether you’re drawn to soft sorbets or dramatic bolds, coral and its many summery iterations provide a perfect palette for freshening up the home. Read on for 19 bright ideas.


For a foolproof pop of color, add twin table lamps to an otherwise crisp, white palette.

Garden Stools

Lend a nod to patio living by bringing a cute garden stool indoors.

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Graphic Rugs

Rather than resigning yourself to neutral area rugs, shake things up with a statement piece.

Accent Walls

Bonus points for contrasting picture-frame wall moldings.


Or go all out with patterned, coral-hued wallpaper.


Give the minibar a vibrant makeover. All you need is a fresh coat of paint.

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Or rehab a shabby-chic number that’s seen better days. 

Window Trims

If you want to really think outside the box, paint an unusual trim around your windows.

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The Front Door

Or even the front door for some Southern charm. Hellooo, #doorsofinstagram.


Storage Bins

Try the hue on chic, easy-access storage bins in the foyer.

Overflow Seating

When unexpected guests arrive, wow them all with dramatic stools.

Statement Bedding

Add a bold satin duvet to the foot of the bed for chilly nights.

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Preppy Bedding

Or for the more color-shy, opt for white bedding with preppy coral ticking.

Upholstered Headboards

Reupholster a headboard in a playful pattern for a fresh take on the guest room.

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Upholstered Chairs

The same could be done to an old chair in need of some rosy TLC.

Sheer Curtains

Filter the sunlight through sheer coral panels.

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Wooden Ceilings

Add major drama to a lofted ceiling.

Gallery Walls

Or mount prints on coral matte board for a fresh and unexpected dose of color. 


When in doubt? Buy a big bouquet of seasonal blooms and place them in a complementary-colored room.


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From 2014-2019 Grace Beuley Hunt held the role of Home Editor covering interior design, styling, trends and more.