The Color: Seaworthy Coral or Coral Reed
Where to Use It: As one of the sea's most vibrant hues, coral is a standout shade no matter where you use it. Accessories are a natural fit for this accent color, whether it's a pillow sham or a throw for the foot of the bed. For a bigger statement, why not add an unexpected twist by pairing this punchy color with white for a striped ceiling? The use of Coral in your room decor can come by way of the an accent wall, bedding, accent furniture or drapes. This bold and lively color will update most any room.
With colors that reflect an upbeat passion for life, the Seaworthy Coral Color jumps with optimism and energy. Vibrant brights and high-contrast neutrals showcase artistic flair and youthful exuberance, but you can also integrate schemes of grays and browns when you're not feeling so bold.
Perfectly suited to celebrate a mid-decade year that's poised for revitalization, Coral Reef is Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2015. The uplifting, vivacious hue with floral notes is the perfect mélange of pink, orange and red that can be used to liven up any space.
Pulled from the Sherwin-Williams Buoyant palette, Coral Reef (SW 6606) channels floral components, which are prominently featured in current fashion trends. Other palette colors are reminiscent of vintage floral patterns, influenced by natural-healing botanicals and the trend for green urban spaces.
"Coral Reef embodies the cheerful approach to design that we're seeing for the coming year. Its unexpected versatility brings life to a range of design aesthetics, whether traditional, vintage, cottage or contemporary. Simply add this carefree color to your home's palette and watch your creativity blossom," said Jackie Jordan, director of color marketing, Sherwin-Williams.
Although Coral Reef has the chutzpah to stand by itself on a single accent wall or object like a front door or piece of furniture, its outgoing personality begs for company. Colors that make it truly sing include Cotton White (SW 7104) and Black Fox (SW 7020), as well as other floral hues, such as the Baroness (SW 6837) and lush greens, such as Paradise (SW 6720).
To relax it slightly, Coral Reef works with warm neutrals such as Sedate Gray (SW 6169) or buttery yellows like Hubbard Squash (SW 0044). Driftwood, medium wood tones and metal finishes also complement its flower-garden hue. For vintage quality that's hard to beat, Coral Reef and aged matte brass make a perfect pair.