Coral Craze | Patrick Killian
Orange hues are a natural part of Florida living. But Patrick Killian of Patrick Killian Inc. Interiors in Palm Beach says the color range is expanding to include myriad shades. “Peach, cantaloupe, terra-cotta are on their way back—they may remind some of when The Golden Girls was the new hit sitcom, but I think they are ripe for revival,” he says.
To obtain this look, explore different shades of coral: reddish, pink, melon, persimmon and rust. You can mix and match hues or pick one and make a statement. Either way, this colorway will help brighten your space.
Below, we explore a few ways to bring coral hues and undertones into your home, with a few hints from Killian to keep us on point.
|Kemble Interiors mixed a variety of fresh citrus shades in this chic home office.|
If you don’t want to commit to a big dose of coral, try bringing in the color through throw pillows or an occasional table.
|Cassidy orange porcelain vase, ARTERIORS Home ($270, 561-366-9588).|
|Sunbrella Marrakesh outdoor pillow, Crate & Barrel ($34.99, crateandbarrel.com)
|Chessman stool/side table, Bungalow 5 ($195, bungalow5.com).|
|Antique red coral ring sculpture, Lars Bolander ($1,100 each, 561-832-2121).|
Bright and easy.
If you want to add zest to your home with some juicy citrus shades but don’t want to splurge on new furniture, refurbish a current piece in a fabric featuring the colors—and watch people smile as they settle into your new tangerine chair.
|Essex sofa in feather gray ikat, West Elm ($1,444, westelm.com).|
|Klyne sofa, Crate & Barrel ($1,199, crateandbarrel.com).
|Mrs. Godfrey chair in Tuileries tangerine, Jonathan Adler ($1,795, jonathanadler.com).|
Pops of coral look great against a pale backdrop. Paint your walls in cream or white; then add liberal splashes of color.
|Floral Jaipur (left) and saffron/putty diamond fabric, Serena & Lily ($50 per yard, serenaandlily.com).|
|Bathroom by Living Interior Designs with citrus-shade drawers. Photo by Carlos Domenech.|