Named after the fragrant fruit of the same colour, apricot is a tawny golden shade that is between orange and pink. A cosy colour that evokes warm spring days, apricot works particularly well in spaces that do not get enough natural light, such as north-facing rooms or attics. Warm hues such as apricot help to throw light around the space, tricking the eye into thinking the room is brighter than it actually is.
To create a pulled-together look, you could try using a darker, richer apricot hue for the woodwork and a paler shade for the walls. Or if you have a large or open-plan space, use the darker shade on the wall to create a more intimate atmosphere. To enhance the feel of summer, pair apricot with accents of other warm hues, such as gold, burnt orange and dusky pink.