Wednesday, January 11, 2023



My favorite fruit is the apricot and I love the color apricot. A pinky peach, it is a softer version of coral and orange. It is an incredibly flattering color to paint your walls - everyone looks good against an apricot backdrop. Pantone's Color of the Year for 2023 is Magenta. I am personally not a fan of magenta. I think I'll ignore it and make Apricot my Chinoiserie Chic Color of the Year. 

Apricot was a favorite color of Mario Buatta. He loved bedrooms with apricot walls, pale blue ceilings, and white woodwork. He often glazed his apricot painted walls. His own apartment was painted apricot.

Mario Buatta

Blue and white Chinese porcelain looks wonderful against apricot, as does black and gold lacquered Chinese furniture.

Benjamin Moore Apricot Tint #086 is a favorite apricot paint color of mine.

Benjamin Moore Apricot Tint #086

Here is some inspiration.

MADRE Dallas

Amanda Lindroth


Amanda Lindroth

Gary McBournie - Veranda

Summer Thornton - Veranda

My favorite roses are apricot. They look sensational in a blue and white ginger jar.

Apricot roses

Click on the captions to link to these apricot finds.

LAKE Scalloped Garden Dress

Gucci Blush in Tender Apricot

Alexander McQueen Shoulder Bag in Apricot

Alexander McQueen The Curve Crossbody Bag

Ruffle Sheer Organza Dress in Apricot

Basketweave Throw in Apricot

Kitten Heel Sandals in Apricot

Hermes Lipstick in Rose Abricote

Alexander McQueen Off the Shoulder Dress in Apricot

Tory Burch Ruched Jersey Dress in Apricot

La Jolie Muse Apricot Rose Scented Candle

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  1. I just love this post. Beth, you are a funny lady, making apricot your color of the year - that's brilliant. Apricot rooms cast a very flattering light, and I think Mario probably knew a thing or two about that. Personally, I am not a magenta lover either, although I do love many shades of pink. All of these rooms you have pictured are just lovely. Thank you for such a pretty post. It's especially light and refreshing when the weather outside is so gloomy.

  2. Glad you enjoyed it. I love pink in pretty much every shade except magenta - too purple for me.

  3. Gorgeous post. Thank you.