This month's Hot Hue is a personal favourite warm shade of mine. Cosily snuck between the red and orange lands is my happy shade of coral. One of my recent wedding suite design projects was heavily reliant on coral-coloured peonies as the main motif which led me to feel so cheery throughout the entire design process.
Coral is a great colour to use as part of a wedding colour palette as it adds femininity without ever veering too coy or girlish. There is just that little bit of sass and confidence in the colour that makes it stand out boldly amongst the crowd. It also pairs very well with many shades! Try matching coral with neutrals for that cheeky pop of colour or pairing it with cool tones for an unexpected twist. Also, you can bring yellow and coral together for the ultimate happy and cheery experience.
The aforementioned wedding suite project solidified my love for corals (and peonies) and I have been consciously picking up coral-hued things while shopping ever since. Here are some delightful items in this poppy colour that I am full-on lusting over.
1 // Stella McCartney 'Falabella-Caned' Faux Leather Crossbody Bag
Stella McCartney is one of my favourite designer brands because of its long-term commitment to environmental sustainability. The eco-friendly faux leather weave looks awesome with the metal hardware. To me, this bag is the perfect blend of fun and edginess and would totally work for both day and night outfits! Ah, another bag to add to my dream list!
2 // Ciate Olivia Palermo Nail Polish in Haute Vacation Coral
I love coral nail polishes and have actually way too many bottles lying around at home. It is my go-to toe nail colour. Min can attest to my love for coral nail polishes and would probably stop me from buying this Ciate polish! However, I love Ciate nail polishes (especially their top coat) and I do like Olivia Palermo's fashion and beauty style. This shall soon be mine!
3 // Puma X Careaux Blaze Of Glory Trainers in Coral Rose Print
This is such a pretty pair of suede sneakers! I was immediately drawn to it while browsing around ASOS during a late night window shopping session. I love the little rose motifs scattered around the shoes and the gold details makes everything look a wee bit fancier. Suede is always a good idea (to me) and I think this pair of sneakers would be mighty comfortable during a long work day at events!
4 // White Feather Rhodochrosite Gemstone Necklace
In the past month, Min and I got to know the good people behind White Feather and we adore them to bits. They are superbly well-versed in their field and all their jewellery reflects their classical elegant style. I really love this dainty Rhodochrosite necklace because of its versatility when it comes to coordinating with any outfit and it is so different from what I own currently. Swoon!
5 // Topshop MINDY Two-Part Swirly Heels
While shopping around for nude-coloured heels, I came across this gorgeous pair of coral skinny sandals in Topshop and was immediately struck by cupid. Isn't the back detailing of the shoe so very pretty? I am a huge believer in wearing fun colours on your feet and this just screams that. Super fun!
6 // Paul Smith No. 9 Coral Leather Credit Card Holder
I have been looking for a new name card holder for the past few months and this has been on the top of my consideration list because of the stunning salmony-coral shade. According to Paul Smith, the embossed pattern is inspired by the award-winning cast iron facade of London's flagship Paul Smith shop. I totally see the adaptation and I love it!
7 // Lojel Groove Luggage (Zipper Version)
So, here's the thing. I love buying luggages and I especially enjoy buying them in bright poppy colours. The general rule of thumb is the brighter the better. I get so bored looking at all the black luggages on the carousel after a flight, that when my luggage shows up on the belt, my mood perks up immediately. My current Lojel luggage is way too big for any trip that is less than 2 weeks long, so I think this medium-sized coral luggage is next on my to-buy list.
8 // Gama Bikes Women's Basic 26" 6-Speed Urban Hybrid Commuter in Coral
I need to get my biking game on. And, I say it in the sense that I really need to learn how to ride a bicycle in order to complete bucket-list-type things on vacations. I never learned because I was never taught. I didn't feel the need to learn how to cycle when I was young. I love rollerblading but it is pretty impossible to bring my rollerblades e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e I travel. So, learning to ride a bicycle it is. This bicycle is super stylish in a minimal and retro approach and I love it! This is exactly the type of bike that will keep me motivated on my cycling journey!
Do you like a little bit of coral in your life?
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