Walk into any store in Anytown, USA and it’s impossible to miss: saturated, stage-stealing colors are everywhere. Maybe it’s in reaction to the hopeful upturn in the economy or maybe we’re all just over the greige (lookin’ at you, Restoration Hardware). Either way, I’m tickled pink by the season’s hot hues and we’ve picked one of the hottest to feature this month.
Ready to meet your new color crush?
“For me, coral is a hue that’s so synonymous with summer and peaceful days spent lounging by the water. (My favorite pairing is coral and aqua if that tells you anything.) But I know what you’re thinking, “how can I integrate this peachy color into my home all year round?” Just pair it with deeper palettes of gray or bronze to take the color right into the cooler months.” —Kayla Kitts, Assistant Editor
”This juicy shade instantly freshens a tabletop, so it’s no wonder coral is a go-to color for parties and weddings this spring. Paired with mint green, it evokes a romantic, vintage feel.” —Liz Gray, Senior Online Editor
”Coral is so beachy (literally) that I can’t help but think of warm, sunny weather whenever I see it. It splits the difference between the color of the year — Tangerine Tango — and the girly pinks and peaches I keep seeing, which means that it could just be the perfect color for right now. Plus it looks great with a tan. So there’s that.” —Briana Mowrey, Senior Editor
“It’s amazing how many different color combinations you can create with coral. You really can’t go wrong – whether you pair it with a dark navy or a more subtle color like silver gray. And the fact that us HGTV staffers have unintentionally been wearing coral lets us know we chose the right color to kick off spring.” —Farima Alavi, Assistant Editor
“At first glance, I didn’t find coral to be a very relatable color. But then, as often happens, I found a show-stopping bow tie infused with coral — and yes, I’m now a changed man.” — Grant Dudley, Programming Manager
So what do you think of our color choice for April? Are you ready to incorporate a splash of coral in your home?