My husband and I used to watch "Trading Spaces" back in the day when it still aired. I remember watching when the designer du jour would unveil the paint color that was to go up in the room. Most of the time we would cringe and think that the chosen color was hideous. By the end of the show (usually, but not always) we'd have to pick our jaws up off the floor in amazement of how the room came together. I learned from that show to reserve my judgement until I could see everything put together. A lot of times I dismiss something without seeing the bigger picture.
I've been thinking about this since I posted about the color purple. Poor purple got a somewhat lukewarm response. Certain colors are definitely not for everyone, but I've found that some colors that I thought I hated have actually looked good when I've seen them in a room. I thought it would be different to pick some colors that aren't necessarily popular and see if I can find pictures where the color works. I may not make believers out of you (or me), but It might be interesting. Sometimes it's good to revisit things instead of completely ruling them out.
I'll start. I hate the color peach, even though peach and I have an extensive history. My childhood rooms consisted of either peach and green or peach and seafoam green. Ick! Of course at the time I loved it. It probably was an "in" color back in the "Miami Vice" days of my youth. It certainly hasn't been on the most popular list in a looong time though.
So here goes.
Peach as the headliner?
traditional dining room design by newark interior designer Maureen Fiori, AKBD, Allied Member ASID, CAPS
|via Luster Interiors-Jay Jeffers|
This last one is giving me flashbacks. Maybe peach really is best for a girl's room.
So, any takers? My favorites are the bookshelves and the bathroom picture. I'm also kinda loving that non-peach chair in the Tobi Fairley design. I think that, for me, a little bit of peach goes a loooong way, and I definitely lean more towards the darker rather than the paler peaches. I'm going to remain open minded, however. I don't know if I'm going to allow peach back into my life anytime soon but I'm not ruling it out completely.
Do you have a color that you can't envision working in a room? You can't pick purple though. I gave that my best effort. If you don't like it after seeing the pictures I posted then you just don't like purple;)