Peaches and Cream
Some nights when I can't sleep, I lie in bed and in my head re-decorate rooms in my house. Well that's not entirely true. You see, there are a few rooms in my house that I have not yet decorated. Partly, it's the cobbler's children syndrome: I can't settle for just anything, so I'll wait until I can get what I want. That's true for my living room, but it's no excuse for my master bedroom. Especially because I have furniture for the room.
I had picked out fabrics over the years for my bedroom that were a combination of yellows, reds and blues. In my head, I was painting the walls yellow. Then, one sleepless night as I was re-thinking my bedroom decor, it struck me: not yellow, but peach! Why peach? Because peach is a color that makes white skin look pretty, so it's no wonder that it would be a good color for the bedroom. Not to mention that Benjamin Moore just last week forecasted peach as a color trend for 2013.
Peach varies from a blush color (what I'm thinking for my bedroom) to salmon, apricot, coral and melon. I like it because it acts as a neutral. The paint color I'm thinking of using--Benjamin Moore Sunlit Coral 2170-60--is a pale backdrop for the English pine bed and armoire and painted antique bureaus I have in my bedroom. It also works with my blue carpeting and bedding. It feels fresh to me as opposed to the yellow I had been wed to for a while.
Some of us may remember 1980s peach--paired with gray or teal in fabrics and wallpapers. To prove that peach can have a renaissance, I combed the internet for images of contemporary peach interiors (not necessarily in style, but in time period).
Living Room of David Flint Wood and India Hicks in Sept/Oct 2011 Lonny Magazine
In the living room above, the peach sofa becomes a focal point in a room of black, grays and tans.