Calming, Neutral Coral for Spring/Summer Decorating

 Red Parrot walls in this living room from Benjamin Moore

Red Parrot walls in this living room from Benjamin Moore

Irwin Weiner ASID - The color predictions for 2014 from Benjamin Moore promote their "new neutrals." It's hard to think of coral, which usually has a touch of brassy pink shining through, as a neutral, but their Red Parrot (see living room above) is toned down and browner than the usual pinky-coral. Look how great the wall color looks with the Guilford Green trim and the Meditation ceiling and shelf inserts. 

 Coral Elephant sham and Elyse Quilted Bedding from Pottery Barn Kids

Coral Elephant sham and Elyse Quilted Bedding from Pottery Barn Kids

The coral used by Pottery Barn Kids in the bedding shown above is more traditional, softer and pink for a tween or teen's bedroom. Coral is the official Pottery Barn Kids "color of summer" - what do you think your summer favorite will be?