Coral pink is a variant of orange and is representative of the shades found in cnidarians, which are more commonly known as precious corals. The first recorded use of the term coral as a color comes from 1513 England. Being a natural color, coral pink is composed of various hues. It is mostly red, but contains green, blue, magenta, yellow, and black as well. Coral is a naturally feminine color. Because of this, you can use it to feminize just about any space. To create a more sophisticated atmosphere, offset your coral pieces with walls of navy blue and metallic fixtures. All metals work well with coral, so don't be hesitant to use gold, silver, bronze, or brush nickel. When you use light grays, whites, blacks and coral pink in a space, you will get a traditionally girly feel. This combination looks best in girls' rooms. Use coral pink with navy and white for a more subdued yet still girlish appearance. Coral pink doesn't always have to be so feminine. When you use the hue sparingly in a room with mostly grays and whites; teal and ivory; or cognac, slate, and taupe, you can create a look that any person would be happy to relax in. When used sparingly, coral pink can create just the right amount of visual drama without being overbearing.