I'll start with this very literal interpretation. A slim accent wall in bright coral is accented with a bolster pillow sporting a print featuring — you got it, the sea organism of the same name.
My last apartment's bathroom had old, dusty brownish pink tiles on the floor and walls — to call it coral would be a disservice to the shade. That said, while it wasn't as pretty as the hues here, it was definitely in the same color family. The only way to make the room look somewhat pulled together was to pair it with pale blue, as done in this duvet and pillow cover set. These two colors work incredibly well together.
See what I mean? A match made in beach sunset heaven.
And speaking of the beach, the color also works like gangbusters when joined with sandy tones.
Or marry all three together!
Coral tones warm up this kitchen without overwhelming it. Thanks to a few strips of white tile covering some of the wall, the overall look remains fresh and crisp.
Take the shade outdoors — it makes the same impact against greenery as a smattering of brilliantly blooming flowers.
Here the shade veers closer to red than orange, while coral is further celebrated with those weighty tabletop specimens.