In spite of my love for color, there are several colors I am not drawn to, and peach is among them. I adore pink, including coral pink, but not peach. There is a reason for this. Peach is an ugly color. And it's not just me. According to House Beautiful, peach is one of the colors to be avoided in your home.
"Even though it was popular in the '60s, today this color quickly dates a house. And when it comes to color psychology, (interior designer Heather) Humphrey says it's uplifting in small ways (like home accessories), but is mood-crushing when it covers too big of a surface."
Of course with Mario Buatta's impeccable eye, he could find the perfect shade of peach like the staircase above. He could find the perfect shade of anything. And so could Jackie. Unfortunately, I am finding that peach homes are so much more common here than pink. Yikes.
I found a very pretty home in Venice online, but the exterior is peach and every single room in the house is peach. Even the tile in all the bathrooms. Even the tile roof. That's a whole lot of peach going. on. I love a pink stucco home, and a coral pink stucco home, but not a peach stucco home. I know I can paint any house I buy, which I will likely end up doing. But in deeded communities, you end up dealing with the whole dreaded Architectural Review Committee when you want to make any change whatsoever. Changing from peach to pink, OH MY! let's debate this in our committee for 6 months.
|Robin Weiss - Traditional Home - Benjamin Moore Ballet Slippers - gorgeous!|
|Sherwin Williams New Coral - gorgeous!|
|A Venice home in peach - ghastly|
And this house above in peach has been on the market for 405 days in a hot market. So interesting to me how nuanced color is - a slight tweak from coral to peach and it goes from beautiful to ugly.
|Just Say No|