What is the best color to match up with coral

Tish Tindall
by Tish Tindall
I want to paint my bath in a coral but I don't know what other colors to put in there to help it pop
  27 answers
  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Sep 30, 2016
    My choices are teal (mint) and grey - they both look great with coral! Have fun!
  • Grace Gleason Grace Gleason on Sep 30, 2016
    Tish Tindall :Check out the color wheel! It has the best answers for you.
  • Susan Susan on Sep 30, 2016
    Believe it or not -- I always try to find my shower curtains and "stuff" first and try to match the next color
  • Gr812369788 Gr812369788 on Sep 30, 2016
    Navy looks fab with coral
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 30, 2016
    I would choose your color scheme based on the size of your bathroom being careful not to make the room appear to small. Color can be brought in with accessories.
  • Eileen Eileen on Sep 30, 2016
    I'd use turquoise with light touches of pale brown
  • Diane Diane on Sep 30, 2016
    all greens!
  • Deborah K. Hurt Jones Deborah K. Hurt Jones on Sep 30, 2016
    My bathroom is coral with soft sage green accents.
  • Ccc Ccc on Sep 30, 2016
    I seen on Zulily a breadspread with coral, gray and a touch of white. The colors were beautiful together.
  • Marrianne Rudy Marrianne Rudy on Sep 30, 2016
    I'd try soft grey, soft teal and the coral in different shades and use gold in accents- think candlesticks, magazine rack, decorative tabletop boxes, etc. Don't forget towels with a gold border! Good luck!
    • Jeanne Martin Jeanne Martin on Sep 30, 2016
      I just bought a shower curtain from Bed, Bath & Beyond with Coral as the main color. All the other colors you described were the exact same colors in my shower curtain! Grey, teal, gold (or tan). I love the combo of colors and they look really nice together. (Especially the light/soft teal and gold.)
  • Johnchip Johnchip on Sep 30, 2016
    Coral is a blend of primary color red with secondary color orange (red and yellow). I would stay in the light tone of a buttery(creamy secondary color yellow) white, keeping the room bright, light, bigger and open. Bring in your other sages, blues, etc...colors in the towels and accents.
  • Lee Lee on Sep 30, 2016
    Turquoise and coral. Classic. Search for this color combo on Pintrest.
  • Mir Graham Mir Graham on Sep 30, 2016
    I like coral and orange. I never really liked coral with soft greens, because it reminds me too much of 80's and early 90's decor. But that's just my opinion.
  • Marrianne Rudy Marrianne Rudy on Sep 30, 2016
    Sounds beautiful! I'd go with those if you like them. And use the "faux gold" as toothbrush holder, etc.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 30, 2016
    Another though I would not rush in to toothbrush holders etc. until you choice is made.
  • Ruth Skiles Ruth Skiles on Sep 30, 2016
    I have a friend whose bath is coral and turquoise. I thought it looked great.
  • Amber Amber on Sep 30, 2016
    Use Teal...light and dark shades...mix them up...POP/POP
  • Carol Brown Hargrave Carol Brown Hargrave on Sep 30, 2016
    I'd use a cream so the coral stands out against it. If there are too many bright colors, the coral you love may get lost in the mix. Very small amounts of contrasting colors would be okay. And I'd definitely play with paint chips at your local home improvement store so you can determine what combos YOU like!
  • Michelle Michelle on Sep 30, 2016
    I like coral and robins egg blue, they set each other off well with white trim.
  • Tish Tindall Tish Tindall on Sep 30, 2016
    I went with the cream
  • Diane Phelps Norris Diane Phelps Norris on Sep 30, 2016
    Turquoise or teal
  • Elaine Elaine on Oct 01, 2016
    If you want a color "to pop", you always go to the opposite color (on a color wheel) which in this case, is blue. However, if your bathroom is small, I'd choose a warm cream or very pale gray. It depends on room size, lighting, your floor color, etc. Cream will look very calm and classy. Blue will bring more energy (if I can use that word) because it is the opposite to orange or coral. A color wheel can be bought at a dollar store or I'm sure you can find one on the Internet. They come in quite handy when decorating. Hobby/craft stores have them too but they might cost a few dollars more. If you like a bit of glam or sparkle, look for mirrored (or shiny steel) accessories (soap dish, lotion dispenser and so on) and buy some nice fluffy cream towels. If you have a lot of small items such as pill bottles, toothpaste, razor, etc, and don't have storage, put it in a nice dark rattan basket on top of the toilet tank to keep clutter to a minimum. Remember a few good size accessories looks a lot smarter than a bunch of tiny accessories. Hope you like your bathroom!
  • Carrie Carrie on Oct 01, 2016
    Contrasting colors are always a good choice; in this case that would be blue. I would choose either robin's egg blue or a pale turquoise or aqua. Spa blue is prevalent in bath accessories. This would be my personal choice because I like color. A neutral choice would also be good, say either a warm cream or a soft taupe. Or if you want sunshine in the bath you might even choose a soft buttery yellow. You've gotten good suggestions and comments from others; it's about size, style and personal preference.
  • Leda Edgar Leda Edgar on Oct 01, 2016
    Look at pictures of the coral reef to see nature's colors combinations.
  • Debi53 Debi53 on Oct 01, 2016
    I have a bedroom that I did 2 coral walls and 2 white walls. My accents are black and a pale mustard yellow. It may sound like a strange combination, but is really pretty. I have enough black to really anchor the bold coral. You might consider leaving one wall white to relieve the boldness of the coral. If you need a shower curtain, start there. Splurge, if needed, to find one that has coral and other colors in it and pick your accent colors from there. Or do like I did, and go black & white against the coral.
  • Linda Parrish Linda Parrish on Oct 02, 2016
    Seafood green goes beautifully with coral.
  • One of my very small bathrooms is a pale soft coral and I did a bright true white for the trim. I already had the shower curtain and accessories. As previously mentioned, it is a matter of personal taste. So no matter what you do, if YOU love it, that is what counts. Just remember to have fun through this process. :-)