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Remember a few weeks ago when a good part of the D-Happ staff was obsessed with all things watermelon? Kayla made the juicy fruit the topic of her Mood Board Monday. Allie showed us five ways to craft with watermelon. And I even pitched in with a watermelon-inspired Tuesday Huesday. So when Nina, HGTV.com’s entertainment manager, introduced a watermelon-themed Pinterest board to the Color Team, it wasn’t exactly a hard sell. That’s right: Bright, juicy watermelon is our newest Color of the Month!

Juicy Melon Margarita

August is the height of watermelon season: Think big-as-your head slices of fruit pulled straight from the icebox, dribbling down your chin.  Or, if cocktails are more your speed, try this melon-filled margarita recipe.

Dorm Room Message Center

Dorm Room Message Center


As lots of folks head back to college, this almost-neon color is the ideal hue to add some personality to a dorm room or first apartment.  Start small with an embroidery-hoop message center or paint-dipped planter

Neon Red Planter

Watermelon Planter From Etsy Shop BirdandFeatherCo

…or go big with a fun duvet cover.

PB Teen Duvet Cover

PB Teen Duvet Cover

Even though this hue seems ultra-summery, it’s also the perfect transition hue. Pair it with soft gray, dark green or mustard yellow for a bright space that’s perfect for early fall.

Camila Pavone Headboard

Bulletin Board Headboard by Camila Pavone

Are you wild about watermelon-hued decor, or do you prefer to keep it in the kitchen? Leave a comment below to weigh in.

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7 Responses

  1. Colette says:

    Women have been wise to this wonderful summer color for YEARS! Watermelon nails/toes, & lips for summer! Big summer floppy beach hats! Beach totes! Glad to see you choosing it for August. Keeps everyone from giving up on summer color too soon! For the month of August, send summer out with this bright color in ANY or every room w/table linens, accent pieces, vases, paint a basket, etc.. Small diy/craft projects are economical with a BIG SPLASH! I will give summer it's last nod and then FALL HERE WE COME!!

  2. amalone71 says:

    I have ALWAYS been a fan of red:) It makes a space fun!!

  3. Melinda says:

    I got a manicure in Rome this spring, and this watermelon red was THE hot color everyone wanted. As soon as we got home I went to the store to find my own bottle. It makes me smile every time I glance at my nails.

  4. C. Smith says:

    It is definitely a cheery color. I have LR chairs the color more in keeping with the color shown for the margaritas. I have been able to bring in coral and a burnt/brick red and it works. I have had these chairs for a bout 5 years now.

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