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Here in the South, cobblers are a summer staple — and according 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 cobbler.

My family easily tries two or three new cobbler recipes every summer, but this recipe has stood the test of time. It only requires a few ingredients, and it’s simple enough for any baking novice to succeed. (Can you see why it’s my favorite?) So, pick up some peaches and give this recipe a try!

Peach Cobbler

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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.

6 More Ways to Love Peach This July

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While our color of the month meetings can get a little contentious, occasionally the whole Design Happens team arrives with one hue on the brain. Maybe we were dreaming of upcoming beach vacations. Maybe we were ready for nautically-inspired fashion. Whatever the case, our June color meeting was all about ocean-inspired blues.

Paradise Blue and Navy Blue Room by Christopher Farr - HGTV Design Blog

Via Christopher Farr Cloth; Photo by Damian Russell for House & Garden

In the final vote, we had to choose between my classic Monaco Blue and this Caribbean-inspired Paradise Blue from online trend tracker and HGTV.com colleague Jill. Read on to find out which water-inspired color won out for June.

See HGTV’s June Color of the Month Choice

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The weather isn’t the only thing warming up this month: Our color team meeting got a little heated when we struggled to decide between our top two contenders for May. Votes were split between Lili’s orange-red poppy and Camille’s soothing whisper gray. After all, don’t they look amazing together?

Sarah Richardson - Color of the Month

Design by Sarah Richardson

You can (and should!) combine these colors, but we had to chose just one. Read on to find out our decision.

Find Out HGTV’s May Color of the Month

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We had a little fun yesterday, but now we’re ready to reveal the color we’re really crushing on for April. This month’s color team meeting was a face-off of delicious proportions. The deliberations came down to two fruity hues: Abbi’s crisp, fresh apple green versus Marianne’s bright raspberry. We were torn: Both colors freshen up your home for spring, and they even look beautiful together:

Jonathan Adler Bedding from HGTV's Design Happens

Bedding by Jonathan Adler

So, what was our pick? Read on to find out.

Find Out April’s Winning Hue

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April Fool’s! See which color we really picked to feature in April.

When we’re searching for the perfect hue to name as HGTV’s Color of the Month, inspiration can come from the most unlikely of places: think a garden plot, a bird’s nest or even a candy cane. The light bulb moment for this month’s color choice? It all started when a mysterious box arrived at HGTV headquarters.

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Did you hear the news? Carrot orange is our chosen hue for March’s Color of the Month. It’s bold, vibrant and definitely represents the upcoming season to a T. I mean, it was practically a unanimous vote when meeting newcomer Kelly Smith-Trimble pitched the color with a picture of fresh-out-of-the-garden carrots and other spring-inspired favorites. We couldn’t resist!

Mood Board Monday: CarrotStreet Style / Paula Deen / Etsy / Another Perfume Blog / Design Happens / Chictopia

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So, I’m sure you saw our beautiful Color of the Month for February, robin’s egg blue. I couldn’t help but be in awe of Liz‘s wintergreen pitch (it was actually runner-up!), though. I mean, whoa. It’s brighter than mint green but greener than turquoise. You can even say it resembles the Pantone hue Cockatoo. Many of us loved it paired with pink, gold and neutrals and felt it would be a perfect representation of February. But, you know how our Color of the Month meetings can get. Maybe we’ll put wintergreen back into the running for spring. What do you think?

Mood Board Monday: WintergreenTriple Layer Fudgy Mint Oreo Brownies / Heels / Heart Studs / Accent Chair / Blazer / Silk Scarf / Angular Face / Heart Pattern / Pendant Shade

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Happy New Year, Design Happens readers! One of our first official posts of 2013 was announcing January’s Color of the Month pick as voted on by the editors here at HGTV.com. Did you see it? Gold came out on top! And I don’t want to brag or anything, but I totally pitched it. Victory is so sweet. To kick off this year’s Mood Board Monday posts, I’m taking a cue from our winning color.

Mood Board Monday: GoldFeathers / Wreath / New Year / Mason Jar / Bedroom / Chaise / Cupcakes / Truffles / Serving Tray

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Happy New Year! All of us at HGTV are home ringing in the new year in our pajamas, but we didn’t forget to vote on our first Color of the Month of 2013 before the offices closed. And what color had us ready to embrace the coming year? It’s warm, it’s shiny, it glows…it’s GOLD!

Gold Color of the Month January

Color Team member Jill pitched Gold in December, but it didn’t make the cut for 2012. But then Kayla put her spin on it and suddenly we all had the Midas Touch. After the festivities of New Years Eve, the richness of gold just feels right.

Gold Sideboard and Accessories

So what say you? Are you feeling the warm glow of gold to kick off the new year? How would you decorate with this always-in-style metallic?

For more golden inspiration, check out the HGTV Color of the Month Pinterest board.

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If you’ve been following along with our Color of the Month meetings, you know that we’re, ahem, very passionate about our chosen hues. But this month, we wanted to see which color speaks to YOU, our amazing readers. Check it out:

That’s right, we’re letting you choose the Color of the Month from our top three picks: Hot Pink, Glitter and Icy Purple.

Design Happens Color of the Month December

Read on to watch all three video pitches. Then cast your vote…we’ll announce the winning hue on Friday, December 7!

See All Three Video Pitches + Cast Your Vote

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If you’ve been following along with our Color of the Month meetings, you know that we’re, ahem, very passionate about our chosen hues. But this month, we wanted to see which color speaks to YOU, our amazing readers. Check it out:

That’s right, we’re letting you choose the Color of the Month from our top three picks: Hot Pink, Glitter and Icy Purple.

Design Happens Color of the Month December

Read on to watch all three video pitches. Then cast your vote…we’ll announce the winning hue on Friday, December 7!

See All Three Video Pitches + Cast Your Vote

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So, what did you think of our little video last month? We loved giving you a sneak peek of what it’s like to work here at HGTV.com. In fact, we had so much fun shooting this video that we decided to do it all over again for October.

October Color of the Month Meeting

After all, don’t you want to see how the drama went down between Liz and Kayla? Or what happens when someone (ahem) innocently forgets to invite Grant to the meeting? Check it out, y’all:

We like to think we work in a pretty fun place, and we’re already working on our pitches for November’s Color of the Month. What color would you guys like to see featured on the blog?

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Well, it’s October. And for a lot of my friends and coworkers, this is their favorite time of year. The air is cool, football is on TV, and the leaves are putting on a show. Me? I am just cold. Luckily October’s Color of The Month is a real winter warmer.

Bright Red Sideboard

That’s right, Scarlet Red. Or Bright Red. See, this month Kayla and Liz, well…they pitched the same color. They just called it by different names—Kayla sticking to Bright Red, while Liz went with Scarlet. Which honestly, is all well and good. Great minds think alike and all that. Except…

Bright Red Pillows

The accusations started flying. Kayla accused Liz of stealing her Pinterest pins. Liz called Kayla’s color name pedestrian. And just like that, we had a fight* on our hands. Let me just say…I can’t wait for you to see the video in a couple of weeks. It makes last months Battle of the Greens look like a tea party.

In the meantime, check out the HGTV Color of The Month Pinterest board and tell us what you think. Would you call this color Bright Red or Scarlet Red? Better yet, would you decorate with this spicy shade?

*Okay, maybe not a fight. But there was heated banter and a voice was raised!

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