Coral plus Gray

A great tip for adding a little fun to your color combo's in your home is to mix a cool color with a warm color. One current example that I'm loving is Coral & Gray.

The vibrant hue that just radiates from coral(warm) is the perfect balance to a neutral calming gray(cool).

I loved finding this image from a 1961 BH&G with my current color combo obsession:


Another tip when decorating your home is to use the color combo of your choosing in different pieces of the room. Note the coral/gray artwork with the gray sofa and then coral toss pillows. It doesn't look like the room came out of a bag, but it does look like everything goes together.



The nice part of coral is that sometimes it can lead a bit more orange, which is always a plus in my book. Don't you love how it pops in the room below?



Because coral is a mix of orange and pink you can also get a coral that leans more towards pink. Again a plus in my book :)



When Erin revamped her blog I was immediately on board with the color palatte she picked:


It immediately reminded me the new J.Crew bridal salon:




I love how it can be used with a light shade of gray and/or a dark shade of gray and the coral still looks at home.


If you are scared that gray is a bit too cold for your liking then warm it up a touch and go with a taupe instead.


So are you feeling this color combo as much as me?

20 comments:

Christina said...

I too have a recent color obsession with orange and grey, I'm working on a purse right now, and I just finished a fabric necklace! Thanks for the inspiring pictures!!

Splendid Sass said...

Love the last image! Beautiful.
Have a nice day.
Teresa

Kate Collins Interiors said...

I love this color combo! I actually have a future headboard to remake when I get home in this combo. Have bought the coral fabric and going to paint the wood gray. Can't wait to see how it turns out.

Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design said...

Love love love this color combo! It's a break from the norm and looks great!

Dagny @ Scandinavian Chic said...

Great post! Love the inspirational pics - great selection!!

xx
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Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

This is a great colour mix. I adore grey and I've always loved coral--even chose it for my bridesmaids dresses!

Kari said...

I love this color combo! I've been obsessed with grey for awhile, trying to talk hubby into painting our kitchen grey. Thanks for sharing the lovely photos.

Sweet Nothings said...

i am LOVING this color combo!!! TRES CHIC

Lissa @ After Adornment said...

I am all aboout this color combo right now! My sister and I will be adding coral to her new apartment scheme. Love It!

cassie @ hi sugarplum! said...

I'm totally loving those combos!

Brand New and Beautiful said...

Coral's never wrong. And gray is such a great neutral. Loving it!

Gareen said...

I am obsessing over this palette!!! So chic and modern. The image with the upholstered coral headboard with crystal chandelier and ESPECIALLY the last image are swoon-worthy, I might have to incorporate a bit of grey/coral in my next project. You have just made my life more difficult - in a good way!

ashlina {the decorista} said...

um YES YES YES

Jessie said...

I love this combo! Can you recommend a good coral color from a paint store?

Laurie Jones said...

Its a great color combo! I love that I'm not the only one who looks at older design photos for inspiration!!

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Yep, that combo works for me!

Aja said...

Oh yes! LOVE this combo!

Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

I absolutely love this. Thanks for the cool/warm color advice — I wonder if the same goes for fashion as well?

liz @ bon temps beignet said...

Looove this color combination. We used dusty pinkish and shades of grey for our wedding colors

http://bontempsbeignet.blogspot.com/2010/03/pre-post-wedding-blues.html

Lonely Wife Project said...

Love! Love! Love!

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