In the masterful hands of Tom Scheerer, apricot accents steer clear of any tropical cliché.


This Sunny Hue is Sure to Lift Your Spirits

When used artfully, apricot can brighten a room while remaining contemporary and mature.

January 6, 2023
Hudson Moore wears a striped mohair sweater by MarniMARK ELZEY

FREDERIC Design Editor Hudson Moore’s latest obsession? All things apricot. Richer than your average pastel peach but more subdued than bright tangerine, this cheery, warm hue feels refreshingly contemporary when used in the right way—think bold stripes (to wear or underfoot), sculptural lighting (bonus points for a vintage find), and clean-lined shapes (high-shine or matte finishes add an extra tactile oomph). And, in the depths of winter, we could all use a little but of sunshine in our homes to carry us to the spring season.


  • The Snoopy Marble Table Lamp—a 1970s classic by Achille and Pier Castiglioni—is thankfully still in production today, $1,545, lumens.com

  • In Laura Gonzalez’s Parisian showroom, rich apricot takes center stage. Rainbow Table, Mawu Hana Chairs, Lustre Lilypad Rose chandelier, all by Laura Gonzalez, lauragonzalez.fr. Screen by François Mascarello, francoismascarello.com. Walls upholstered in Tarby Stripe and chairs in Aurelia Embroidery, both by Schumacher, fschumacher.com


Shop the Look

  •  “I’m constantly trying to find a catchall to gather my things: jewelry, coins, mints.”

    Lito Vide Poche by L’Objet, $125, l-objet.com
  •  “Fill an empty corner with some playfulness and personality.”

    Petite Modulation by Axel Chay, $1,980, thefutureperfect.com
  •  “Paint your cabinets, mouldings, or furniture in this cheerful hue.”

    Aperitivo Hour by Backdrop, from $49, backdrophome.com
  • “A pajama set I wouldn’t mind wearing out of the house.”

    Poplin Sleepware by Tekla, from $150, teklafabrics.com
  •  “When rose-colored glasses just aren’t enough.”

    Taos Sunglasses by Jacques Marie Mage, $750, matchesfashion.com
  •  “True story: I’ve never been more attracted to a piece of furniture.”

    Media Console by USM Haller, $2,705, afternoonlight.com
  • “Like slivers of sunshine on a cloudy day.”

    Montisi Rug by Patterson Flynn, $1,900, pattersonflynn.com
  • “Not your grandma’s set! You’ll never find a more beautiful game than these leather-wrapped dominoes.”

    Sanremo Orange Domino Game by Rabitti 1969, $485, artemest.com