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?