It invokes cheerful, lighthearted, and carefree vibes, showing up in a wide array of interior design styles, from farmhouse to bohemian to modern. While peach certainly looks spot-on in nurseries and children's rooms, the color has become quite popular in grown-up spaces as well. People are increasingly incorporating the hue with the help of paint colors, wallpaper, tile, bed linens, throw pillows, and even kitchen cabinetry.
As Jennifer Burt of Mississippi Maximalism says, "Peach-colored stucco has been used in Southern cities like Charleston, Savannah, and New Orleans since at least the 19th century."
Designer Mally Skok agrees, explaining that in South Africa during the 1960s, "All the society ladies liked to paint their living rooms [in] shades of peach." Burt says the easiest way to decorate with the color peach is through paint, and it's the most inexpensive option as well.
"Peach walls create a cozy vibe that is ideal for any room but especially entryways, dining spaces, and guest bedrooms," she says. "It is a warm, organic color that casts a peach glow and makes everyone's skin look radiant." Skok recently painted her daughter's apartment a deep shade of peach. When contemplating a peach color palette, it's natural to gravitate toward neutral shades, like beige, to pair with it — after all, they are safe and visually pleasing.
For example, the serene combo in this bathroom by Hive Home looks almost monochromatic since the peach vessel sinks and beige backsplash tile are very similar in tone. If you've been dreaming of a bold color combo, consider pairing peach and canary yellow in your bathroom.
Red and turquoise accents add an extra dose of color and keep the space from reading flat. If you like the idea of marrying two warm colors, then you're going to love this living room design by Dabito from Old Brand New.
Here, the designer paired a peach wall color with a burnt orange velvet sofa and a rosy area rug, which all play very nicely with the navy blue pieces of home decor. The mint green wallpaper and slate blue headboard temper the peach Roman shades and leopard print ottomans, resulting in a perfectly balanced bedchamber. In this minimalist kitchen design belonging to Laura of Another Flat and showcased on My Scandinavian Home, you can see how beautifully the two shades work together. We've already established that light neutrals, like cream and beige, work quite well with the color peach, but what about darker shades, such as brown?
Well, this stunning kitchen design by Studio Palomino pretty much answers that question. Awash in peach and white with a few earthy accents mixed in for an anchoring effect, Van of Fleur Maison has perfected this pastel palette.
This vibrant bathroom by Black Lacquer Design proves that the contrasting duo not only works but also makes a big statement in the process.
Ebony accents, such as the floor tile, mirror, faucet, and vanity, punctuate the space and add a little bit of edge to an otherwise sweet hue. That's exactly what Kelly of Studio DIY did in her bedroom with the help of peach bedding and an accompanying burgundy-laden vintage rug. That's what Dabito of Old Brand New did in this retro living room, and the end result is warm, vibrant, and colorful yet feels decidedly less modern.
Whether you accomplish the juxtaposition with wall paint or decor, this space belonging to Ladies of Leisure and was spotlighted on The Design Files proves that the combo won't disappoint. It'll certainly add more warmth to your space than white, and better still, it'll result in a desert-inspired palette à la this guestroom at The Proper Hotel by Kelly Wearstler.
In this setup, an arched tan headboard and floral wallcovering are the stars of the show while peach baseboards and trim add definition and a colorful pop. The design trick seems to have worked for Faith Blakeney in this Moroccan-inspired navy blue and peach bedroom. Whether you prefer cool or warm tones, you'll be happy to know that peach can work with both sides of the color wheel. Are you looking for a peaceful bedroom, a bold kitchen, or a warm and inviting living room design?
Once you know the direction you'd like to go with your peach palette, deciding which colors to pair it with will be a breeze — just be mindful of the undertones.