Coral colours in nature

Coral colours in nature

Isn’t it funny how you never notice things until they are in your radar.

I read a number of northern hemisphere colour and design blogs and one of my favourites is coco+kelley by the very talented Cassandra Lavalle. I particularly like her Rooms From The Runway where she looks at current runway fashion and matches them to interiors – brilliant.

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The northern hemisphere is upside down from us here in Australia. While they are donning their swim wear and heading to the beach, we are rugged up in our Ugg boots sipping hot chocolate.

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Cassandra recently posted a number of articles on the colour coral and how it works with black, navy and jade. I hadn’t really thought much about this colour, although when it was in fashion a few years ago, I did have a cashmere twin set that everyone admired. However, when I was on holidays last week in Brisbane this house jumped out at me.


And then this one.


And yesterday, walking into the local shopping centre, all the fashion stores had started to display their spring clothing. Guess what colour?

Picture 1 If you’d like to put this colour on your walls, inside or out, consider these colours from Dulux.



Coral Atoll

Coral Atoll

Bleached Coral

Bleached Coral

The complementary colour to coral is teal and when used in interiors gives a calming warmth to a room. Which shade of coral do you like – bright, dark or pale?

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  1. I love coral… the color and the animal? plant? what the heck is it again?, but I cannot wear the color so don’t decorate with it either. Little bits here and there in artwork or fabrics though make me happy.

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