Contrast the gloomy weather outdoors with a playful hit of bright color. We love this citrus-inspired spring palette, which brings a cheery vibe to even the most buttoned-up spaces. Click through for five ideas, from lime green walls to a lemon yellow couch, that promise to squeeze some color into your space.
This isn’t your 1990s lime green! When paired with neutral hues and natural textures, as in this dining room, the saturated color feels cheerful without being overwhelming. A casual grid of botanical prints dials back the intensity of the green, while leather sling chairs and a rustic wooden table add texture to the space.
Photographer: Montse Garriga Grau
Standout striped wallpaper in blood orange and white makes a rosy vintage sink look cool again. Run horizontally, the stripes give the illusion of more space.
Inexpensive glass paint in vibrant hues turns simple vessels into pretty vases — especially when displayed against a stained-glass window. Brush paint onto bottle exteriors, using long, even strokes. We stopped at one coat for a translucent effect; for more intense color, apply a second. Allow the vases to dry completely before using.
Citrus fruit motifs adorn this stunning duvet, lending whimsy to a mostly neutral space. With its rich colors and hand-drawn effect, the pattern, based on an archival design by architect Josef Frank, feels charming and welcoming — and it’s so eye-catching there’s no real need for a headboard.
A trad William Birch-style sofa with turned legs and brass casters feels fresh upholstered in a sunny lemon canvas and paired with pretty, pink grapefruit-hued pillows. Set against light walls and a quiet Beni Ouarain rug, the cozy seat is the hero of the space, while actual lemon and lime trees are a fun natural accent.
Author: Stacy Lee Kong
House & Home March 2016
Morgan Michener & Jennifer Koper