Spring Fling: Decorating with Vibrant Colors
Spring may be off to a slow start for many, but why wait for warm temps to incorporate this season’s trends? Taking a cue from the runway, this spring is all about the bold and bodacious. This not only includes graphic black and white prints, but also vibrant solids.
From Michael Kors’ Americana sportswear to the sensual shapes of Gucci, designers employed bright hues to create collections that are both playful and sophisticated. Colors include cobalt, citrus yellow, coral, turquoise, hot pinks, and the brightest of reds. They’re rich, highly saturated, and perfectly suitable for the home!
Planes of solid color
The secret to spring’s trend is to mix and match highly saturated solids. No busy prints or patterns, just color. Start with your walls for maximum impact and endless options. Elle Décor recommends Exuberant Pink by Sherwin-Williams, Bicycle Yellow by Ralph Lauren or Waterloo by Benjamin Moore. After a fresh coat of paint, add furniture and accessories in varying shades.
A palette of primaries
There’s nothing elementary about the primary colors of red, yellow, and blue! Though associated with children’s design when in their most saturated state, primaries can be quite refined. Here, we see the combination of red and yellow from a spring fashion editorial work equally well in a traditional interior.
Extend the color wheel to the rest of the rainbow for a more harmonious palette, like the pairing of green and blue.
The richness of jewel tones
For an equally dramatic approach, try jewel tones of your favorite colors. Named for their resemblance to actual gems, options include ruby, emerald, sapphire, and topaz. From walls to accessories, these hues can be easily combined in all kinds of spaces. Try a palette of turquoise and purple with pops of red or magenta.
Speaking of jewels, how about a luscious shade of Tiffany blue or aquamarine?
Which vibrant hue would you choose?