Color of the Month: Decorating with Peacock

When’s the last time you saw a peacock?

Male peacocks’ plumage is designed to attract attention. With those gorgeous shades of teal, aquamarine, and turquoise, mixed with truer blues, greens, and even yellows, peacock feathers are destined to dazzle.

We can all use a bit of cheer on these cold and gray February days (if it’s the shortest month, why does it feel so long?). So, accordingly, we present this month’s Color: peacock blue.

It’s dramatic, saturated, and bold jewel tone, making it a perfect accent color for use in smaller doses. Because it’s essentially blue, this multidimensional shade coordinates well with virtually every color, including neutrals, pastels, and even other brights. Throw in a peacock motif and it’s even more fun!

These perfect peacock rooms will get you energized to face the rest of the winter.

Use peacock to perk up a serious kitchen or dining room:

Kitchen by Shannon Poe 
Kitchen by Increation 
Kitchen by SunWorks, etc. LLC 
Kitchen by Natalie Howe Design 
Kitchen by Frame Design Lab 
Dining Room by LUX Design 
Dining Room by Workshop APD 
Dining Room by Eric Aust Architect
Brighten an austere living room (or a softer, cozier one; it’s versatile like that):
Photo credit: Sylvia Martin
Living Room by Cablik Enterprises
Living Room by Jonathan Adler 
Living Room by Vanessa DeLeon 
Living Room by citidev, inc 
Depending on the shade, a peacock bedroom can be moody or cheerful:
Bedroom by begin-design 
Photo credit: Benjamin Hill Photography
Bedroom by KL Interiors 
Bedroom by Kukk Architecture & Design P.A.
Put some pep into your morning routine with peacock in the bathroom:
Trina Turk Bath Blue Peacock Shower Curtain
Bathroom by Amoroso Design 
Powder Room by JAUREGUI Architecture Interiors Construction 
Powder Room by Chandler Prewitt Interior Design 
Bathroom by Preston Lane
Peacock even has a place on your home’s exterior:
Entry by Andrea Brooks Interiors 
Exterior by Linda L. Floyd, Inc., Interior Design
Let that proud peacock inspire you; show off your true colors!

2 thoughts on “Color of the Month: Decorating with Peacock”

  1. We are actually in the process of changing our color of the front door to this color…what brand and color did you use…

    1. Hi Phillip,
      The image by Andrea Brooks Interiors used Sherwin Williams Blue Peacock and the image by Linda L. Floyd used a custom color that was mixed on-site. Hope this helps!

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