Join our newsletter Name: Your Email Address Contact me with news and offers from other Future brands Thank you for signing up to Realhomes. Thanks to its association with dated bathroom sinks, meringue-like bridesmaid dresses and the days when we thought dressing in colours to match our 'season' was a thing, peach hasn't had much love on the colour chart in recent years.
The brighter and lighter a colour, the more happy and optimistic it will make you feel,' psychologist and wellbeing consultant Lee Chambers tells Real Homes.
'Peach is also thought to be a confidence-boosting colour, with many saying its calming and uplifting effects are good for someone who is about to do public speaking!'
Also, a soft peach can work brilliantly alongside neutrals, natural wood and black, so it's a great way to inject some colour in an otherwise pared back design. Alternatively, a brighter peach used with brown, beige or mint green creates a fun, retro look that could work well in a kids' bedroom or study.
'Warm tones of wood, gold accents, rattan furniture go incredibly well with peach, and as much texture as possible,' Lick (opens in new tab)Home Interior Expert Natasha Bradley says. A cheerful peach colour in the background might even make our Zoom calls and working-from-home lives easier. Combined with pink which is very nurturing and romantic, the outcome is a gorgeous colour that has an array of qualities to it,' Bradley explains. Are we referring to the pale, orangey beige of the flesh of a peach, or a warm, pinky orange similar to the fruit's skin - or something else entirely?
When analysing the importance of paint colours, the team at radiator company Stelrad.com (opens in new tab) and psychologist and Lee Chambers (opens in new tab) also found that having green plants in your eye-line evokes calm, providing relief from a stressful job. However, white and grey have also been found to induce sad and depressive feelings in women.