Color rocks my world.
There are very few colors that I don't like.
Pale peach, though is a bit of a stretch for me.
I like it in some things, like faux pearls
but when it comes to decorating
it is definitely not a go to color for me.
When I think of peach I have visions of this
I have no idea who these pictures belong to.
I found them on an ugly room site where I think people were submitting their before pictures for a makeover.
I have not suddenly gone and become a mean girl grown up.
I do hope this poor woman won the contest though.
I'd feel better knowing she had won a new dining room or at least some window curtains, upholstery fabric and wall art.
When I started to write this week's BeColorful Color of the Week post
I decided to challenge myself.
So I chose a color that very honestly makes my skin crawl.
Perhaps it was because I worked in a bridal department while I was going to school.
EVERY bride chose knit bridesmaid dresses in apricot, or shrimp but really they were all just different names for the same color... a pale peach.
It was totally overdone and I have never felt the same about this color since.
Pale peach, here we go...
Okay, I kind of like that sofa when it is done in a contemporary shape and piped with black. I wouldn't have thought of that but I like the contrast of soft and dramatic.
I'm still not sold.
Just a touch in a rug is rather pretty though.
These soft colors work well together.
(Of course that was a House Beautiful image.
That mag is my all time favorite for gorgeous reality based decor).
I also am more apt to be on board when I see it is stacked against dark red.
I like it best though when it is paired with these garden pinks and yellows and that plum? rug.
I'm inspired now.
This I could definitely live with.
interior home decor
Then there is this design diva that actually made it work with just neutral grays and taupe and a compliment of yellow.
Casual, clean and cheerful -
another look I can appreciate.
So I guess I will have to add pale peach to the list of colors to consider.
I just needed to give it a chance and see it used in updated styles
and with a fresh color mixes.
How about you?
Is this a color you thought was still stuck in the 90's?
Have I changed your mind?
I'd love to know.