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Nature Inspired Spring Color Trends

Welcome Y’all!!

Green Paint traditional-entry

 

Can you feel it?  Spring is in the air! Soon the woody branches will burst with soft green leaves, the sun will shine a little brighter, the dormant grass will transform into a lush green carpet, and colorful flowers will pop up everywhere.  Spring is all about bursting color!   So why not add a little color inside your home, as well right?  This year’s colors are all about bringing the outside in.   They are inspired by nature.  In fact, “Greenery” is the color of the year, which is also referred to as “nature’s neutral.”  Personally, I am loving the 2017 color pick!   Here are the spring 2017 colors 9 (according to Pantone) and some great examples of how to implement them into the home.

These are the basic colors samples, of course the shades and tones can be varied.  You can see more color combinations here.

 

GO BOLD

Many of these colors make a bold statement by themselves.  For a fun dramatic statement you can combine them.  However, if you’re painting the wall a bold color keep in mind that you may not want to put it in large main living spaces because you may get tired of the color fast.  Try putting it in smaller rooms where you don’t spend a lot of time such as powder rooms, an office, bedroom or a dining room.  Here are some examples of bold 2017 color combinations.

Katie Ridder Rooms contemporary-dining-room

Greenery, Lapis Blue, and Pink Yarrow

Shabby-chic Style Living Room shabby-chic-style-living-room

Pale Dogwood, Flame/Pink Yarrow, Hazelnut, Lapis Blue and Kale

My Houzz: An Antique Cape Cod House Explodes With Color farmhouse-home-office

Greenery and Flame

Emperors Gate, South Kensington, London transitional-bedroom

Niagra, Pale Dogwood, and Hazelnut

TONE IT DOWN

If you prefer a quiter interior you can tone it down by starting with a neutral color palette then adding a pop of color in the furnishings, artwork, accent pieces, drapes, or an accent wall.  This option is better for main living spaces, but works well in any room in the house.

Contemporary Family & Games Room contemporary-family-room

Greenery and Lapis Blue

Living Room beach-style-living-room

Lapis Blue, Primose Yellow, and Flame

Little Polgarron scandinavian-bedroom

Flame and Primrose Yellow

High Fashion Home Fall 2014 transitional-living-room

Pale Dogwood, Pink Yarrow, Flame, Greenery, Niagra, and Primrose Yellow

Kitchen Countertop Ideas for White Cabinets

Island Paradise

 

Whether you prefer to tone it down or go bold, I hope you’re inspired to add color to your own space.  Have fun with these playful colors and don’t forget to put your own personality into your space.

Bye, for now!

Cape Danbury transitional-entry

Blessings,

Karen