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My childhood summers consisted of running around with baskets to help my grandfather pick fresh fruits and veggies from the garden. Of course, the watermelons were too heavy for my 5-year-old arms, but that didn’t stop me from sitting by the pool and cradling my one-and-a-half-foot long, freshly-cut watermelon in my lap with the sweet and sticky juices dripping down my face. (I still live by the motto — the messier, the better — when consuming watermelon.) A true staple of summer, watermelon isn’t just an incredibly tasty fruit; it also represents a peachy, melon-pink hue that can instantly brighten any space. Just look at Pantone’s Color of the Year, honeysuckle. Both watermelon and honeysuckle are representing the middle pinks that aren’t quite fuchsia but aren’t tea rose either, and we love ‘em for it.

Sixhands-Wallpapers-Watermelon-Pink-Summer-Fruit-HGTV-DesignHappensVibrant Living Room, Australian House and Garden :: Skater Watermelon Wallpaper, Sixhands Wallpapers

I fell in love with this stunning wallpaper pattern before I even realized it was so appropriately named Skater Watermelon. The intertwining shapes create a mesmerizing design that would be perfect for an accent wall. And like this eclectic and colorful living space proves this pattern can be coordinated with just about any color scheme: teal, green, white, yellow, red and turquoise.

Watermelon-Curtains-Print-Summer-HGTV-DesignHappensWatermelon Print, Sarah Illenberger: Good Weather Exhibition, Gestalten :: Watermelon Accents, Fancy House Road

If you think a watermelon hue can only thrive in the spring and summer, you’re so wrong. It’s actually the perfect color addition for winterized navy-blue walls. White draperies would look gorgeous, but that fruity-pink shade is just the smile-inducing burst of color this room needs. And did you see the rainbow-style, chevron-patterned carpet? That might be my favorite part of all.

Quirky-Watermelon-Designs-Summer-HGTV-DesignHappensWatermelon Bus Stop, Toxel :: Watermelon Building, Flickr user Daquella Manera :: Watermelon Pillow, Etsy / ArtSnack :: Watermelon Car: Inhabitat, image by Rungue at DeviantArt :: Keep Calm Print: We Heart It

Of course I couldn’t leave out the quirky, crafty and artistic representations of this inspirational fruit. Can you imagine how much fun it would be (for once) to wait for public transport in a watermelon room (top, left)? I love the fresh look given to a row of rundown homes by turning the entire left side of the building into a giant, juicy watermelon.

What’s your take on watermelon pink? Do you love it? Hate it? Could smother a room in it from floor to ceiling? Any favorites from this post?

Tell us in the comments below.

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  1. izzy says:

    I love the watermelon pillow!!!!! Adorable

Kayla KittsKayla is a special projects editor at HGTV.com and a co-editor-in-chief for Design Happens. Kayla is an overbearing cat mom with a love for vintage-modern furniture, artisan cocktails, organizing all...


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