Try it in a room that needs a little warmth and softness - it won't look too girly if your style is simple and modern, but will give a natural flush of colour that's uplifting in sun-soaked spaces or cosy and comforting in light-starved ones.
Create an elegant living space
Mixing matt finishes and natural textiles helps to keep this look artisan rather than glam-shiny. The colour palette of blush, organic earthy tones is perfect for using colour in a subtle way - creating a tranquil ambience that's easy to live with.
Fabienne Plain Wallpaper in Russet, £50, Sanderson at John Lewis. Raymond Coffee Table, £485; Rochelle Side Table, £170, both Perch & Parrow. Similar Rug, from a selection at Oka. Curtains made in Keaton, col Spice, £38 a metre, Clarke & Clarke.
Showcase your best bits
Coral blush works beautifully with grainy oak and a blend of other pale neutrals - stone, sand, light grey - with simple black and white accents for definition and elegance.
Sit pretty in pink
Coral gets an extra wow factor when used in tactile velvets, instantly becoming richer and more sumptuous. An occasional chair is a great way to add this fabulous shade as an accent to an existing decorating scheme.
Introduce accent pieces
This delicious shade looks great on traditional stone and earthenware, accentuating the artisan vibe. Display seasonal flowers of the same tone to take your decorating scheme that one step further.
Let the walls do the talking
This decorative wallpaper gives the look of a natural, distressed surface for faux texture - like that of a plaster effect. The bed layered with dreamy coral tones and greys creates a beautifully serene feel, perfect for a bedroom environment.
Red Grunge Watercolour Paint Wallpaper, £25 a metre, Murals Wallpaper. Feather Pendants, from £59 each, Graham & Green. Design Project No.049 Tallboy Chest, £599, John Lewis. Taupe & Rosa Stone Washed Bed Linen, £99, Linen Me. Pebbles Quilt, £195, Graham & Green.
Add a touch of metal
Warm-toned metals look vibrant against coral blush. For this very reason we've used the colour in a modern, mid-century look with hints of global and industrial style - but it's so versatile that it works beautifully with rustic and shabby-chic schemes too.
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Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.
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