ooooo – That’s So Coral!

“That’s so coral!”

I know that I’m not the only one that knows who this quote belongs to.  Yes, I use quotes from SpongeBob.  Yes, I probably do need help.  :)

I bought this lamp at Tuesday Morning a few weeks ago.  I love it. 

Why are my lamp shades always crooked??

It’s made me a little crazy though.  I’ve become obsessed with the color coral!  I want to use it everywhere.

Coral is kind of tricky to me.  There are pink corals,


…and orange corals,


…and pinky-orangey corals. :)


I’ve been up and down the fabric aisles at JoAnn’s half a dozen times, and through my Sherwin Williams fan deck at least twice that many times, searching for the perfect pattern and shade.

I’m not sure that I found the perfect fabric yet.  There are just too many choices!  I did pick up a couple of yards for pillows.  It’s more orange than pink (I seem to gravitate towards the pink corals), but it also has blue in it that should pick up the color of the tv armoire.  Fingers crossed!

I’ve narrowed my paint choice down to Ardent Coral and Quite Coral from Sherwin Williams.  And how beautiful is this Coral Gables from Benjamin Moore???


So I guess you know what I’ll be doing this weekend!

Much love,




  1. on something where the color has to be “spot-on”, i’d get one of those little sample jars and test-paint either the item itself or something made out of the same material. i don’t find the fan deck, paint chip, internet/smartphone color display, or anything else other than the actual paint sample itself to be reliable. i have adapted one of a pinterest user’s ideas — you get something wood, like Popsicle sticks, tongue depressors, round wooden cutouts, or even a paint stirrer (you can cut these in half), and put the paint colors in your house directly onto these. also any fabric you need matching can be put onto one. then carry these with you (the pinterest person drilled a hole in each and put on a keychain) either all the time or just when you’re planning to shop. it has worked great for me. on a color like coral particularly, like you’ve noticed, you’re going to get quite a range of paint colors. and not just coral — red is not red is not red is not red, haha, navy is not navy is not navy, it’s just amazing.

  2. Love the coral. I have been on a painting spree myself. LOL…Good luck…Hope you have a smiley face when you finish. :)

  3. I love that lamp and I have a problem with shades, too…no matter how I tighten them. I love that shade of coral. I just found a website by Sherwin Williams called You simply upload a photo of your room or inspiration piece and you get paint samples that coordinate. I am having so much fun with this! Give it a try!


  4. I’m all over the pinky corals too, but I have been making blends of pink and coral to get dimension on some things I’ve been painting. However, back when I was looking for fabric, I could never find anything in the pink/coral hues. I would love to see what you’ve found! I should probably go back and check again and see what may have come in that they didn’t have before. Looking forward to seeing it all come together. Are you painting furniture or walls?

  5. Brenda reading your post and I started to laugh. My lamp shades are always crooked too…I am always fussing with them. Love your blog. Jamie

  6. I love that lamp!! It’s so pretty and the perfect shade of coral. I love the coral hues that aren’t too pink… can’t wait to see how you use it!

  7. A beautiful color, love the lamp and Tuesday Mornings!

  8. These are beautiful coral color combinations you have here Brenda, The color combinations look stunning together.

  9. I am in love with Coral too Brenda!!! I just adore that new lamp of yours. Can’t wait to see what you decide for fabric and paint!

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