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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.

Peach Living Room Designed by Caitlin Wilson

Peach Living Room Accents by Caitlin Wilson

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.

Peach Painting From Glitter Guide

Catherine Sheppard’s Dining Room Via Glitter Guide

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.

Peach Cake From Pin Cookie

Peach Cake From Pin Cookie

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.

Peach Cookies From Cooking Classy

Peach Cookies From Cooking Classy

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.

Modern Nursery From CoCoCozy

Modern Peach Nursery From CoCoCozy

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.

Decor8 - Mint and Peach Notebooks

Peach and Mint Notebooks From Decor8

Trendy mint and peach are a natural fit, both in small-scale accessories like notebooks and floral arrangements….

Peach Flowers

Peach Flowers in Washi Tape Vases From Decor8

…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.

Peach Sheets From The Minimalist

Bali Nights Linen Collection From The Minimalist

This hue also plays well with the Pantone Color of the Year, Emerald Green. Tobi Fairley used peach stripes and a bold emerald pattern to add a dose of fun to this preppy, traditional master bedroom.

Tobi Fairley HGTV Bedroom

Peach and Emerald Bedroom by Tobi Fairley

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.


Color of the Month

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  1. [...] Color plays a huge part in people’s buying decisions, especially for arts and artisan handcrafts.  Customers choose items with colors that fit their personality and match their existing decor.  Certain colors are popular during different seasons.  The Etsy Trend Watch blog posts (at http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/tags/SH-Trend-Watch) predict colors, items and styles that will be popular in an upcoming months.  And HGTV names a “Color of the Month” selected from a wide variety of  popular online sources.  Just search Google for “HGTV color of the month” – the current trending color for July 2013 is peach! [...]

  2. @kimsolga says:

    Love the Color of the Month feature on HGTV! Color is such an important feature for artists and crafters to consider as they share their work on Etsy and beyond. http://myetsyblog.com/?p=518

  3. Kreech9019 says:

    Too trendy!

  4. [...] to Yahoo! searches this month, folks all over are on a cobbler hunt.* With peaches in season (and peach as HGTV’s color of the month), there has never been a better time to try your hand at peach [...]

  5. DeeKay says:

    Coral in your bathroom and maybe Paprika in your kitchen would be lovely….and spicy too! :)

  6. DeeKay says:

    oops! I should have said Peach instead of Coral. But either one works..lol.

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