Too much red in an all-white space can end up looking like a space that has been styled purely for the holidays rather than creating a palette that can work the year round. If you’re keen on decorating with red in the dining room then turn your attention to coral for a softer, more versatile look. Decorating with coral against a white base palette works wonders on a dining room because it packs stylish punch without feeling overly festive. Coral has warm orange undertones that make it feel as though it’s part of both the red and pink colour families, so it’s perfect for warming up a cool, neutral scheme during the autumn/winter months. For the best results try to introduce coral accents incidentilly through accessories such as a tablecloth, fresh blooms, tableware and ceramics. Foil the vibrancy of these new coral accents with natural, pale wood pieces as these will help temper the tension between the coral and white/grey hues. Have you decorated with coral? How do you like to use pink and red hues in your interior design schemes or rooms at home?
Will lives in NYC and is an interior design author and content creator. He's been blogging about his love of design, style and travel since 2009. His #MakeYouSmileStyle approach to decorating and dressing has inspired over one million Instagram uploads to the hashtag from followers across the world.