coral gray bathroom palette

Remember my guest bedroom?  I loved decorating that room.  The combination of coral and gray remains one of my all time favorites.  So it’s easy to see why this bathroom pictured at Martha Stewart Online stopped me in my tracks.  It’s a palette of gray, coral, and just a hint of blue–a match made in heaven with my guest room!

coral  gray bathroom ideas

Not only are the colors some of my favorites, but I like the simple, open design of this room, with the addition of some interesting details.  The beadboard walls and pedestal sink make the room feel farmhouse fresh.  The ornate mirror really packs a punch in bright coral, and keeps the room from feeling too rustic farmhouse.  It’s a great look.


I went out looking and found five ideas for getting a similar color palette in your own home.  Check ’em out!

coral gray bathroom ideas

1.  Coral Painted Mirror Frame

frames repainted coral

Coral painted accents like the ones in my inspiration photo were painted with the color “Punch” from Martha Stewart Paints when this bathroom was redecorated at Lookie Loo Photography.  It’s a really pretty shade of coral pink.

2.  Aqua Blue Shower Curtain

diy sewn shower curtain

Centsational Girl offers a fabulous tutorial on how to make an extra-long, aqua blue shower curtain almost exactly like the one in the Martha Stewart bathroom!

3.  Painted Trash Can

painted chevron trash can makeover

It’s really easy to spruce up a dated or thrifted trash can with spray paint and some imagination.  Go to this post to see how I fixed this one up.

4.  Aqua Blue Accents

ikea raskog turquoise

Using a quilt rack in place of a towel rack is a great idea!  I wasn’t able to find any quilt rack makeovers that I liked, so in looking for another storage option for the bathroom, I found this aqua colored Ikea Rastog in use at Lark & Lola.

5.  Beadboard Walls

paintable beadboard wallpaper bathroom

The painted beadboard in my inspiration photo is so lovely.  but if you aren’t up for using power tools, yet, there is a wallpaper option!  The beadboard wallpaper (like this, at Charming Little Nest) is paintable and relatively easy to apply.

What is your favorite color palette?  Do you have a few go-to shades for your home decor, or do you like a lot of variety?

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  1. Love he coral frames/mirrors! Gorgeous color on those ornate pieces. Makes me want to replace our medicine cabinet mirror downstairs!

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