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April Color of the Month: Posy Petal (DE5067)

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Why Posy Petal is April’s Color of the Month


It’s hard to imagine a more perfect color for April than pink, which is why we’ve named Posy Petal (DE5067) our April color of the month. The word “Posy” means a small bouquet of flowers,and rightly so our color Posy Petal calls to mind April’s penchant for blossoming pink buds. In springtime, while tulips and ranunculus flowers dance in the breeze as children hunt for treasures hidden in candy-colored Easter eggs, the gentle sunlight and warming weather showcase the newest buds of spring. It’s in the month of April that vibrant shades of colors like pink particularly shine as the new flora of the season springs from the earth.


A Pink Palette
Pink has been a hot color for the better part of the last decade, and many an article has named it as the color of the Millennial generation. Hues ranging from light blush to hot pinks have dominated packaging, products, clothing, and jewelry for the last decade. Pink continues to be an influential hue, cropping up as a playful and fantastical color, respectively, in both our Hanabi and Moonwake 2021 Color + Design Trend stories.


Designing with The Color Pink

  • The glow of our April Color of the Month, Posy Petal, makes it a great fit for comforting, gathering areas like dining rooms and family rooms. Dress up the walls in Posy Petal and accentuate with coordinated wallpaper or accompanying shade Rosy Tan (DE6085) or Macaroon Cream (DE5253) on trim and ceiling.
  • Doors, both interior and exterior alike, are the perfect canvas on which to go bold with pinks like Posy Petal. Give a space new life with a warm and playful statement upon entering. For inspiration, see how Los Angeles party store Bonjour Fete found made their entry pretty in pink.
  • Because Posy Petal echoes the hues of a sunset, try this pink paint color in outside spaces. Take inspiration from how creative Claire Thomas decked her outside patio seating area with pink exterior walls and pink tile.

Interested in the variety of pink shades and how they can be used to color spaces? Take a look at how a frosted berry pink variety made our December 2020 Color of the Month or how it plays alongside other bright, cheery colors in this summer color palette.