I think this is partly because in my head it merged into my general disregard of pastels (as discussed last week) and partly because whenever a customer asked me for a coral hat they were never really sure which colour they meant. It seems that everyone has a different idea of what colour Coral actually is with opinions varying anywhere between hot pink through pastel peach to terracotta orange.
Which in a way makes sense, as in nature coral is all of those colours.
Doesn't really help me and my lovely ladies decide which colour is meant when we say coral though.
Anyhow, recently I was forced to put my natural shudder reflex aside and take a fresh look at coral, as one of my besties is getting married and coral was thrown out there as a colour theme, so off to google I went and found this:
It was cute, really cute, so I went looking for more and found that contrary to my pastel perception coral can actually be a really strong colour and goes with so many contrasting colours (you guys know how much I love a contrasting outfit) that it could be my favourite new colour to replace the little black hat to match everything.
Coral and green, coral and teal, coral and blue, coral and yellow, coral and gold, coral and silver, coral and purple, coral and black, coral and raspberry…the possibilities are endless!
And so I have put in my order for some coral sinamey and am impatiently awaiting its arrival and the flood of bold contrast hats that will follow. Until then I have gathered some examples of coral hats already out there awaiting your bright lime green dress you were thinking about wearing to your next big do :)