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With Memorial Day behind us and summer vacations on the horizon, our color team was craving a bright, beachy color this June. So when Briana proposed this gorgeous Burnt Coral, we were all smitten. Can you believe the vote was nearly unanimous?

This color takes the classic peachy pink coral and turns up the color value a few notches — think something a little more cinnabar or vermillion. This darker, orange-red coral is au courant and looks great with other spring and summer colors.  Take a look:

Burnt Coral Nursery on HGTV.com - Design By Kendall Wilkinson

Design By Kendall Wilkinson

Guest editor and Fixer Upper host Joanna Gaines is also a big fan. “Burnt coral is a nice accent color that is fresh and fun, yet still sophisticated,” she says. “I love to incorporate this color with pillows, vases and other small accents. I tend to blend white with burnt coral, because it offers a really nice contrast that is easy on the eye.”

Design by Tobi Fairley

Design by Tobi Fairley

Burnt coral also plays well with light, airy blues, soft grays and dusty lavender. It can be surprisingly soothing when paired with cooler hues, as seen in this retro dining room:

Contemporary Dining Nook by Brian Patrick Flynn

Design by Brian Patrick Flynn

For just a little bit of burnt coral, add a chic throw pillow on the living room sofa or atop the bedspread. (Trendy nautical motifs optional.)

Burnt Coral Pillows - HGTV's Design Happens Blog

Burnt Coral Pillows, Clockwise From Top Left: Persimmon Dora Pillow, Rivulets Standard Shams, Coral Sand Cuttlefish Pillow, Coral Ombre Velvet Pillow

This color lends itself to both eclectic…

Burnt Coral Bathroom Design by Brian Patrick Flynn

Design by Brian Patrick Flynn

…and more traditional spaces, from this bold boy’s bathroom to the classic beachy style featured at HGTV Smart Home 2013.

Burnt Coral Guest Bedroom From HGTV Smart Home 2013

Design by Linda Woodrum

Do you love this new take on classic coral as much as we do? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

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43 Responses

  1. Becky says:

    I like how this color looks with lavender.

  2. Ang says:

    I like!

  3. DBCoop says:

    Liz, I especially enjoy the 'Design Happens' color team's choice of a darker orange-red coral for June in slightly more formal settings, such as in the cozy tête-à-tête conversation seating photo (Design by Tobi Fairly.) As shown with contrasting black and white furnishings, it's bold and beautiful.

    For more casual settings, a lighter burnt coral for beachside bungalows would nicely suit the young and the rest of us.

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  5. Sue says:

    where did you get those curtains or are they hand made?

  6. dynamom says:

    Are the paint colors used here listed anywhere? I am really interested in burnt color for my home. Thanks!

  7. cindy says:

    I added coral accessories in my sage green and tan bedroom, they really pop against the neutral tones.

  8. Debbie O says:

    I am so in love with this color! Where can I find the bedding and curtains as well as the paint for the bedroom?

  9. Marie says:

    Is there any way I can find out where to buy the curtains and bedding at? Love the colors!!!

Liz GrayLiz is a senior editor at HGTV.com and an co-editor-in-chief for Design Happens. She lives in a midcentury tri-level that’s stuck in the ‘70s…for now. When she’s not working on...


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