It’s a truth universally acknowledged that some colours are more fashionable than others. Peach, so popular in the 1980s, just hasn’t had a good rep recently. But is it time to bring it back? A controversial post this one, but bear with me…
Peach has more than a little in common with Dulux’s Colour of the Year 2015, Copper Blush, but it’s a much softer, easier colour to work with. It’s a grown up alternative to candy pink and it pairs beautifully with grey. With a 1980s revival just peeping over the horizon, I’m calling it – peach is the one to watch for 2017.
I’ve pulled together 10 ways to decorate with it over on Houzz – take a look at the full article here for ideas tips and inspiration. Here’s a little taster…
Peach and copper are a dream team – If you look at copper as a colour, rather than as a metal, it’s very close to peach in tone. As such, peach and copper accessories work really well together.
An example of how well peach sits with grey, this living room demonstrates how touches of this warm shade can add an unexpected element to a sharp, geometric scheme and introduce a softer layer.
A very light shade of peach, like the one used here, can instantly warm a chilly space without dominating. If you have a small, dark or north-facing room, introducing a lick of peach paint to the walls could bring it to life and add a hint of year-round sunshine (and who doesn’t want that?)
It can create a soft cocoon of colour in a bedroom and also works surprisingly well with mustard yellow. Who knew!
It’s a great alternative to candy pink and pairs really well with gold (another 80s classic)
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1 Predella House, 2 Nostralux, 3 Zac & Zac photography, 4 Design Loves Detail , 5 Benjamin Moore, 6 Holly Marder, 7 By Helen Design, 8 The Office of Charles de Lisle, 9 Rikki Snyder, 10 Benjamin Moore
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