Summer Color Trends: 5 Vibrant Hues To Brighten Up Your Space
There’s something about the warm weather and endless sunshine that inspires us to embrace bold color in our closets and in our homes. From tart lemon to fresh mint, click through to learn how to decorate with five of summer’s juiciest hues.
In this colorful Montreal home, zesty yellow upholstery livens up the living room seating, encouraging guests to kick back and stay awhile.
An unexpected shot of citrus takes this elegant pied-à-terre‘s principal bedroom from bland to bold. Embracing this summer color trend in small doses leads to big payoffs.
This historic home’s entryway makes a cheerful first impression, thanks to the attention-grabbing rug and playful bird print by British photographer Luke Stephenson.
You can’t help but smile when you look at this cheerful and whimsical playroom. Rainbow hot air balloons seem to be floating mid-air, while sunny yellow chairs ground the space.
Snob founder Denise Zidel masterfully mixes vibrant color with global-inspired design in her quirky principal bedroom — like this yellow velvet head and footboard paired with a two-headed camel bench.
A coat of bubble gum paint breathes new life into old wooden cabinets for an unexpected pop of color in the otherwise neutral kitchen.
In designer Patti Rosati‘s collected condo, a burst of coral brings the hot summer weather indoors with this plush pillow. Sprinkling a room with colorful accessories is an easy way to test-drive trendy hues because they can easily be replaced season to season.
“When we stumble upon things we love, we find a space for them,” says homeowner Ali Yaphe of the entryway’s shocking pink rug. Her daughter Annie seems to approve of the colorful space, too.
If you want to fully embrace this color trend, give your home plenty of curb appeal with a bright door. A macramé wall hanging adds a bohemian touch.
In editorial director Alice Lawlor’s English-inspired kitchen, Osborne & Little’s graphic wallpaper — adorned with pops of pink — adds wow-factor.
“I love the idea that I made an old piece modern by setting on a lime green plinth,” says Denise of the antique vase that dates back to 800 B.C.
A pair of vibrant green chairs are a highlight in the neutral palette of this arts and crafts home, juicing up a classic mid-century shape.
“I designed a banquette with Queen Anne-style legs and green velvet upholstery to add color to the kitchen,” says designer Joel Bray of his gutted-to-gorgeous Victorian abode.
Palm leaf wallpaper makes this colorful Vancouver loft’s petite bathroom feel that much more spacious.
In this Victorian heritage home’s light-filled principal bedroom, chartreuse pillows tie in the lush foliage framing the bed and juxtapose beautifully with the tufted bubble gum sofa.
The homeowners’ love of sea glass was the inspiration behind the frosted-glass backsplash in this Prince Edward Island kitchen.
No corner is left without a healthy dose of color in this cheerful abode, including the monochrome principal bathroom, where a frosty stool leaves a lasting impression.
Swathing a door in a cool minty hue is an easy way to get beach house style, whether you’re in the city or the country — just look to designer Tiffany Piotrowski’s cozy getaway on Lake Huron.
A coat of vibrant blue paint refreshes a vintage chair in this charming entryway.
“The color is so soft and subtle it can feel like a neutral,” says designer Ami McKay of the millennial-approved mint cabinets. “It can read more grey in the morning, depending on the light, and bluer at other times. We get tons of compliments on it.”
Benjamin Moore’s Crushing Green (HC-125) makes this principal bedroom feel like a cozy alcove. Plus, a rich wood headboard and side table keeps the space from feeling too stark.
Designer Francesca Albertazzi makes a case for colored cabinets in her renovated childhood home. The custom cool-toned green hue punches up the understated backsplash and unconventional runner made out of carpet tiles.
For a dose of luxury, reupholster a tufted sofa in a rich green velvet, as seen in this Tuscan-inspired living room. Drawing inspiration from nature’s lush landscape brings the outdoors in.
A custom vanity — complete with brass hardware, quartz countertops and a coat of mossy green paint — gives this sleek bathroom a personalized touch