When so many spaces are light and airy, places like The Coral Room are doubling down on in-your-face palettes.
You can’t quite see The Coral Room in London’s Bloomsbury Hotel from a mile away, but you can see it from down a long corridor, where it pulsates like a light at the end of the tunnel. Except this light isn’t white—it’s an effervescent orangey-pink, the result of the room’s floor to ceiling dousing in, as the name suggests, coral.
While London is often seen through grey-colored glasses thanks to its overcast skies, its most-talked-about interiors are anything but. They’re bold and bright, packing a visual wallop that’s just as impressive in person as it is on Instagram. Perhaps we should have expected nothing less from the city that brought the unabashed maximalism of Annabel’s, or the prints of House of Hackney and Liberty London. But at a time when so many spaces stick to the safe vibe of clean, light, and airy, places like The Coral Room are doubling down on monochrome, or poly-chrome, in-your-face palettes.