Color Series: Adding Coral to Your Bathroom Design

Coral is a surprisingly versatile color; it can be cheery and glamorous. Coral is an unexpected addition that adds interest and charm to your bathroom. Whether you’re thinking of adding a few coral towels or installing a fully tiled coral shower, you can’t go wrong with adding this fun hue.

A low-commitment way to add coral is paint, but remember, many shades of coral exist. Some are closer to pink, while others resemble orange. The orange corals pair well with blue because they are complementary colors (they’re on opposite sides of the color wheel). But darker orange corals can also pair well with natural wood colors.


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Corals with a pink base are fairly neutral. They can be used with almost any color. Two of my favorites are mint green and purple.


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Photo by Susan Jablon

Consider using coral wallpaper or tile to brighten up your bathroom.


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Coral accessories will quickly inject your bathroom with happiness. Some go-to items are vases, linens, and painted mirror frames.


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Remember these ways to incorporate coral into any bathroom while remodeling or refreshing your own. Whatever level of commitment you go for, I hope you love your new coral bathroom.

My name is Julia Ritzenthaler, Founder and President of Unique Vanities, started in 2005. I started this business as an extension of our residential remodeling business, which focused on the design and build of custom cabinetry and architectural trim. I also worked as a financial advisor for 10 years at Ameriprise Financial, helping clients make sound money decisions, including budgeting for home improvement expenses. This expertise led me to start Unique Vanities, which offers a handpicked selection of high quality bathroom vanities, sinks, mirrors and more. You can find me most days sitting in Starbucks, my second office, or in my car driving my daughter across Dallas to gymnastics training.

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