Blue and coral is a popular combination in interior design because it provides high contrast with soothing tones. It’s a play on the complementing duo of blue and orange, which sit opposite each other on the color wheel, and it can be decidedly modern or coastal. And, a blue and coral rug is an excellent way to introduce this color combination to your space.
As you search for your favorite blue and coral rug area rug, we hope you'll enjoy our selection from trusted brands like Liora Manne, Kas, and Surya. If you'd like a broader selection to choose from, we suggest checking out our selection of coral rugs or blue and orange rugs as well.
Using a Blue and Coral Rug
The first step to making sure a blue and coral rug is a good fit for your space is to check the color palette. Most rooms should have a palette of four to five colors that go well together. This palette helps you pick the colors for the walls, rugs, furniture, accents, window treatments, and more. If blue and coral aren’t in the room’s palette, a bit of planning and redecorating can make room for these colors.
Add a rug pad to your order to add years to the life of your new rug. Pads prevent sliding damage caused by surface friction, and we recommend using them from day one.
Below, you’ll find more of our favorite ways to use a blue and coral rug area rug in your home. Read on for more inspiration before you buy.
Adding a blue and coral rug dining room area rug can take your space from drab to fab instantly. Pick a theme or style that works well with the dining room you're decorating, and make sure the rug is big enough for your table.
You want 18”-24” of space behind each seating area to make sure the chair can slide back without falling off the edge.
A blue and coral rug bedroom area rug combines warm and cool tones, both of which are common in bedroom decor for their soothing properties. Place your rug under your bed and consult placement guides to find the best dimensions for your bed size.
Ideally, you’ll want at least 18” of the rug on either side of the bed. Most bedroom rugs are placed under the lower 75% of the bed, leaving the nightstands and back legs off.
A blue and coral rug kitchen area rug can add life to this room, making it more uplifting and inviting. Runners and mats are common choices for kitchen rugs, but if you have room for a larger area rug, go for it. Rugs work well to cover up or protect the floors in your kitchen and to add padding to make cooking and cleaning easier on your joints.
Entryway or Bathroom
An indoor/outdoor blue and coral rug, often made from polyester or polypropylene, would work well in a busy or exposed space. Bathrooms that see high traffic and moisture, entryways, and even patio seating areas are ideal candidates for indoor/outdoor rug options.
Ideas and Advice
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