Aqua and Coral for a Fresh Summer Color Scheme

A living room with white furniture and coral accents.

One of the most refreshing summer color schemes in interior design is aqua and coral.  This contrasting color combination works its magic to create summery interiors that evoke an island getaway.  If coral sunsets and crystal clear aqua waters caressing white sandy beaches appeal to your senses, consider this color combination for your home.

Aqua bed in a room with a coral bedside table.
Coral accents stand out against an aqua headboard (yacineaziz)
A living room with aqua and coral accents for a fresh summer color scheme.
Light cream walls make a soothing backdrop for aqua and coral accents (Houzz)
A stack of orange and turquoise fabric in an aqua and coral color scheme.
Coral and aqua fabrics for a summery vibe in your home (trendvee)

Variations of the tones create dimension and give the coral and aqua room interest.  Light tints of peach and darker shades of coral combine to bring the color to stand-up-and-notice levels of depth.

A living room with aqua and coral pillows and a vase of flowers for a fresh summer color scheme.
Variation of coral tones in the room details add dimension (revedecor)

From a light aqua lampshade to the soft blue of the coffee table, and from the deep aqua of the chair fabric to the shimmering aqua of the throw pillow, this room combines a variety of tones to add dimension and interest.  The coral rug sets the foundation for contrast, while the curtains and a deep coral pillow complement the rug.

A living room with a fresh summer color scheme featuring aqua and coral accents.
Combining various tones of aqua give the room dimension (Pinterest)

For a serene and fresh room, paint the walls a light aqua.  Use pops of coral accessories and fabrics to create a pleasing contrast.

Aqua bed in a bedroom.
Coral drapes and accents highlight this aqua painted bedroom (HGTV)

Coral walls evoke island sunsets and make a dramatic backdrop for aqua accents.

A bedroom with coral walls and a four poster bed.
Dramatic coral is bright and fresh in this bedroom (Pinterest)
A bed in a room with aqua walls, creating a fresh summer color scheme.
Soft coral walls accent this bedroom, while a beautiful aqua throw provides contrast (decoist)

Even small doses of coral or aqua in a room dominated by the respective contrasting color gives a room a fresh and vibrant vibe.

A bathroom with an aqua and coral shower curtain.
Just a small dose of coral in an all-aqua room adds a bright contrast (interiordesignforhouses)
A living room with aqua and coral accents, couches, chairs, and a fireplace.
A beautiful subtle aqua and coral color scheme with sand-colored walls make a fresh look (yacineaziz)

A room decorated with equal parts of aqua and coral makes for a stylish and chic summer duo.

A living room with aqua and coral accents for a fresh summer color scheme.
A fresh and summery living room in aqua and coral (Pinterest)
A dining room with aqua and coral accents for a fresh summer color scheme.
A stylish aqua and coral dining room (room-ideas)
A bedroom with coral accents and a white bed, perfect for a fresh summer color scheme.
Soft colors of aqua and coral in this chic bedroom (heavenlypins)
Aqua and coral bedroom with a bed and dresser in a fresh summer color scheme.
A lovely balance of coral and aqua (vasportzone)

Combine aqua and coral with paint and fabrics for a distinct color impact in any room.

A living room with an orange chair and a bookcase, featuring aqua accents for a fresh summer color scheme.
Coral painted interior on this aqua cabinet offers a pretty contrast for display (lindseytaylorinteriors)
A bed with an aqua and coral headboard for a fresh summer color scheme.
A pretty palette of aqua and coral mix on this upholstered headboard, accented with an aqua lamp (ablondesdiylife.blogspot)

Use another color with aqua and coral to make the combination really stand out.  Brown or black provide darker contrasts that make a bold statement.  Yellow, even in small areas, is a sunny addition to the aqua and coral scheme.

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Aqua and coral framed pictures adorn a hallway with a bench, creating a fresh summer color scheme.
Balanced colors of aqua and coral are demanding against a brown wall (newportcoastinteriordesign)

 

A bedroom with a fresh summer color scheme featuring an aqua rug.
A bold black and white striped floor contrasts boldly with the aqua and coral bedding (decoist)
A living room with an aqua couch and a coffee table for a fresh summer color scheme.
Small spots of yellow accent this coral and aqua room (lushome)

Now, close your eyes and imagine the setting sun on a tropical beach.  The water is aqua blue and stretches as far as the eye can see.  Dip your toes in the sand and feel the warm breeze.  Now, envision this in your home and become inspired to bring this island vibe home beginning with the color combination of aqua and coral.

 

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