Communicating with Coral

"They" say that the influence of color is so automatic,  we barely know it when it's affecting us. In an instant the way we think, feel, and behave in reaction to a given color depends upon the particular context with which we are experiencing that color. That means that depending on where we are and what we're doing  we may perceive or react to the same color differently. Let's take coral for instance—one of my favorite colors right now. When I think of coral, I think sunny days, long naps on the beach, and sherbert ice-cream.  But depending on the context, coral can communicate many different messages.

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Coral can be glamorous like this.

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Bohemian and calming like this.

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Or masculine like this.

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Coral in nature is simply uplifting and refreshing.

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So is a nice coral-colored drink.

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Coral can easily be feminine and sophisticated.

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And so very fabulous as a winter color.

Madame Bolvary Sofa: The Paris Apartment | Meadow Reed Wallpaper: Houzz|Wood Floor: woodmagazine.com| Black Iron Side Table: One Kings Lane|Ming Pink End Table: The Estate of Things via One Kings Lane |Midcentury Orange Lamp: Century 44| Black and White Vase: Cowan’s Auction| Black and White Rug: Houzz| Vintage Brass Coffee Table: One Kings Lane| Books: WhoWhatWear| Geometric Paper Vase: Real Simple |Portrait: Etsy| Kartell Stone Stool: Design Buzz| Pebble Stone Orange Pillows: Fawn and Forest|Fan Coral Pillows: Overstock| Dog Pillow: Fab

This is my coral-inspired living room. What are your favorite coral pieces?