Who doesn’t love the sweetness of a ripe and juicy peach during the summer? A favorite fruit of children and adults alike, peaches are a delicious and healthy treat. While the most flavorful peaches are only available during the hottest months of the year, you can be warmed and satisfied all through the year with a lovely, peach themed kitchen. This decorating article will offer several suggestions on how to create a beautiful and warm kitchen atmosphere using a peach theme.
Wall Color. A great peach themed kitchen starts with a great wall color. While peach is the most logical choice in which to choose as your wall color, consider what accent colors you would also like to use in your kitchen. A very light peach color will work well with a rich brown, while a deeper peach shade will go nicely with a royal blue. The shade of peach you use for your walls will provide the backdrop for all your other kitchen accents, so choose wisely. Keep in mind the amount of natural sunlight your kitchen naturally receives during the day and how the paint color will look against artificial lighting. Use your accent color for the trim, baseboards and the kitchen accessories.
Curtains And Wall Decor. If you are lucky enough to have a kitchen window, dress it up with some lovely curtains to match your theme. A solid colored curtain of your accent color or patterned curtains with pictures of juicy peaches will add a fun and quaint, country feel to your kitchen. Framed pictures of peaches, farm stands selling peaches and baskets of the tasty fruit will look lovely in your kitchen. Plaques with a peach theme and country wooden signs touting the glorious nature of the fruit is a must have in a kitchen with a peach theme. If you grow your own peaches, be sure to enlarge photographs of the fruit at it’s peak of ripeness and hang them proudly.
Stencils. If less is more is your theory behind home decorating, you may opt to keep the walls as simple as possible and apply a few stenciled images of peaches. Use your peach stencil to add a few peaches here and there. A few on the wall, door and even the breadbox will carry the theme nicely and keep your kitchen looking simple, but pulled together.
Little Extras Add Up To Great Style. Peach kitchen towels, oven mitts, cabinet pulls and even salt and pepper shakers are fun little extras that can be picked up as you go. It is always these little extra touches that keep the decor theme consistent throughout the room and add a little splash too.
Don’t Forget The Peaches! A tray or large bowl full of fresh or artificial peaches can be placed on the baker’s rack, kitchen table or counter to create a great focal point to the kitchen. A few artificial peaches are a great investment, as the real ones probably don’t last very long in your peach loving family. Arts and crafts stores as well as shops that carry country themed home decor offer very realistic looking fruit for very little cost.
Decorating your kitchen in a juicy peach theme will give your home a warm and cozy feel, that celebrates the simple joys of summer every day of the year.