Interior Style

How to incorporate captivating coral hues into your home decor

Article by Simply You

Officially the colour of the year, according to Pantone, coral couldn’t be more apt for summer. Communicating vitality and energy, it really enlivens the home

Fabrics and textiles:

For those wanting a subtle injection of coral, try it in the form of soft furnishings, which work well with blush-pink walls.

Channelling the colours of Cuba, this life-affirming and uplifting hue calls to mind holiday escapes. Lush and self-assured, it made a splash at Colour My Life, appearing in the floral arrangements of our table settings and in the runway show debuting our exclusive new range, Simply You for EziBuy.

A dusky coral also upholstered one of the BoConcept chairs in our stage tableau. At home, coral’s softness makes it perfect for the intimacy and solitude the bedroom provides, while coral walls add wonderful warmth to kitchens that can be echoed in a stylish assortment of copper pans. Ideal for hallways too, this colour creates a welcoming and impactful entryway. Enhance the tropical feel of a coral interior by decorating with flowers and greenery.

Go glossy:

When it comes to coral paint, a high-gloss finish conveys lush glamour.

For the floors:

If you love a bold look, why not paint your floors coral? Extravagant yet down to earth, it creates visual warmth underfoot.

Simply You’s top pick:

Our favourite shade of coral, Ayers Rock from Resene is undeniably dynamic. It’s trending in fashion too, seen on runways locally and abroad, and featuring in our Simply You for EziBuy fashion collection. The key is the slight hint of orange that introduces a zesty, contemporary freshness.

When incorporating coral into your interior, consider pairing it with one of our favourite complementary tones, ballet pink, like Adore by Resene for an unexpected combination that embraces coral’s sweetness. Paint trimmings like doors and window frames blush, then let your coral walls pop!

The paint colours pictured are from the Resene colour range. View A4 swatches in the colour library at your local Resene ColorShop.

Resene paints and colours are available from Resene ColorShops and resellers nationwide. Visit or call 0800 RESENE (737 363)

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