It’s prime farmers’ market season (not to mention ice pop weather), which means we’ve got summer’s juiciest colors on the brain this month. So it’s no surprise that our top two color contenders for July were HGTV.com trend expert A.J.’s classic orange and tag team Grant and Allie’s peach Pinterest pitch. In the end, we were seduced by the fruit that’s due to make its farm-stand debut later this month. That’s right: HGTV’s Color of the Month for July is bright, summery peach.
When you think “peach decor,” your mind might wander back to the peach-and-teal spaces that were so prevalent in the ’80s. But it can look wholly modern when used as an accent color in neutral spaces, like the cheeky upholstered ottomans and bow-covered pillows in this charcoal-and-white living space designed by Caitlin Wilson.
Peach is a classic bathroom color choice because its orangey-pink hue is flattering to a variety of skin tones. That makes it an equally classic choice for summer fashion. Don’t take my word for it — you can’t deny how fabulous it looks on style icons Jackie O and the Duchess of Cambridge.
The color can look equally sophisticated in a dining room, like this one in stylist and blogger Catherine Sheppard’s chic home. Think you love this room? See the entire gorgeous home over on Glitter Guide.
Obviously you’ll need peach desserts to fill your peach-accented dining area. Whether you pick up your peaches at the farm-stand or grow your own, save some for this beautiful fruit-topped cake from Pin Cookie. Aside from being delicious, it really highlights the peaches’ variegated red, orange and pale pink hues.
Or, try your hand at these peach cookies (that look like real peaches!!) from Cooking Classy. It’s a great way to use fresh peach jam or jelly.
Paired with a navy, gold and bright white palette, peach curtains are the focal point of this sophisticated take on a girls’ nursery. See the rest of the space over at CoCoCozy.
Trendy mint and peach are a natural fit, both in small-scale accessories like notebooks and floral arrangements….
…and even larger-scale spaces like this bedroom. The cool mint walls make the peachy linens stand out. While the color palette feels retro, the pared-down shapes and accessories make this room feel thoroughly modern.
What do you think — will you give peach a chance? Tell us how you use this color (or its fruity inspiration) in the comments below.