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The weather may still be saying winter in our area, but the calendar says spring. Our Color of the Month picks for April couldn’t reflect the mood more: violet and pink for redbuds and tulips, and the cool, neutral gray of a rainy sky.

April 2011 Color of the Month - PinkClockwise: Pink Velvet Settee, 1stDibs; Benjamin Moore Pink Cloud Paint, Pottery Barn; Cameroonian Juju Hat from Aphrochic; Girl’s Bedroom, House Beautiful

Pink gets my vote (and not just because I ate a strawberry-iced cupcake for dessert). I unapologetically love its preppy, traditional, smiling face — I’m tickled it’s Pantone’s Color of the Year, making it more visible in stores and designs.
Sherwin Williams Kimono Violet with Tangerine

Clockwise: Audra Pillow, Crate & Barrel; Bright Beetle Knob, Anthropologie; Streak-Dyed Bowl, Urban Outfitters; Spring Collection, Diane von Furstenburg; Radishes, Etsy cubits; Garden Hose, Crate & Barrel; Summerlin Collection, Crate & Barrel; Flower Rug, Urban Outfitters; Spring Collection, Nanette Lepore; Glass Lamp, Pier 1

Staffer (and frequent blog contributor), Anna, put in the vote for violet, saying “It goes smashingly well with one of the hottest spring colors on the runways: tangerine.”

April 2011 Color of the Month - GrayClockwise: Dyed Sand Dollar Pillow, Anthropologie; Velvet Tufted Headboard, Urban Outfitters; Mercer Settee, Four Hands; Gagnère’s Paris Apartment, Elle Decor; Tweet Nursery Wall Decal, Etsy

And gray got two votes, one from senior editor and Daily Design blogger, Lili, and the other from our color expert, Emily Morrow from Shaw Floors. Emily says, “The light gray seems to be everywhere…just got back from Domotex Shanghai and it’s just strong there just as it is here.”

So…three big contenders. Help us pick by voting for your favorite.

We’ll close the polls Monday, April 4, 5pm EST, tally votes and get back with you with the winner on Tuesday. And of course, you can always cast a write-in vote for your fave in the comments!

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16 Responses

  1. Mary I says:

    Are you people crazy??? Since when is Honeysuckle a virulent shade of pink. The flower is cream color with a yellow stamen.

  2. mmiicchheellee says:

    i like pink. it helps brighten up the dark rainy april days.
    GO COLOR

  3. Guest says:

    I don't think the color gray suits April. Even if there are April showers it should be a color of power. Thumbs up for red everyone. My little brother was born in April, the showers don't bring him down they bring him up actually. The rain is good for him because he uses his brain to create a game to play. Let's all vote for red

  4. Guest says:

    My favorite color is blue, all shades. I love when it is in glass decoration for example candles. It seems to me that no one thinks blue suits a month so fine. I really think blue is for December even though I am November born. But then it could also be for any other month correct? But in any case, red is for April!!!

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