Every year when we write up our spring refresh tips for the home, there’s one seasonal adage that always sticks: update your palette. Pack away your cozy throws and fur pillows, declutter any messes, and revitalize your home with furniture and decor that embraces the vitality and relaxation that you’ve been needing. This year, the trends and hues we’re seeing are exceptionally bold and bright, challenging everyone to design with an open mind and creative spirit. Almost everyone is familiar with Pantone (the color gurus of the design industry), and this year, they declared a vibrant spring season. From the bright yellows of warm, sunny days to the invigorating greens of fresh, dewy grass, to the escapist blues of a clear spring sky, these palettes will help you play with color in a thoughtful way to capture the energy and hope that we yearn for this time of year. Read on for our tips on how to decorate with this year’s Pantone colors!
Lapis Blue & Primrose Yellow
Bright blue colors, inspired by Pantone’s Lapis Blue, will be leading the color stories you’ll see this spring. Why? It’s dependable, comfortable, and classic, and it speaks to our need for relaxation come spring. Let’s face it. Blue is pretty much a neutral at this point, so it has its place among several design styles. Accompanying this cool blue is a bright and sunny yellow, and the combo is reminiscent of our Regal Royal lookbook. Yellow adds instant warmth to a space, but moreso than other warm tones, yellow is full of joy and marked with enthusiasm. Its bold nature can cause many designers to shy away, but do it right and your home will shine. Not sure how to get started? Try a pale, sunny shade like Benjamin Moore’s Soleil AF-330 to create a soft and inviting French Country cottage. Or opt for a powerful yellow like Farrow & Ball’s Dayroom Yellow for a modern and preppy look. In fact, we actually used a bright blue and yellow color palette for our latest Design Bar project featured above.
Kale & Greenery
This year’s Color of the Year is Greenery—an unusually bright and abrasive choice for Color of the Year, but the hue speaks to our need to explore and reinvent ourselves come spring. We’ll be frank. This isn’t the first color that comes to mind when creating a palette for a design project. But by having an open mind for design, we discovered how adding Greenery (or darker shades of green) to your home really does bring energy and refreshment. Try it in your accessory items, or at the very least, incorporate bright green houseplants to your space to oxygenate after the cooped-in winter months. You won’t regret it!
Island Paradise and Pink Yarrow
Ready for a vacation? So is this bright and escapist palette. Island Paradise (the name says it all) calls to mind tropical seaside scene ideal for any coastal Floridian home, but add it to any space for a pop of color and visual delight. Pink Yarrow, which gets its name from the flower, evokes an exotic feel that’ll add adventure and boldness to your look. Together, these colors create a bright, whimsical, and preppy palette that immediately lifts the spirit of your space.
Pale Dogwood & Hazelnut
This soft and creamy color combo might just be our favorite. It’s sweet, neutral, romantic, and both colors engender a sense of purity and simplicity. If you can’t get into bold the primaries above, try adding these colors into your spring refresh to infuse a healthy glow and natural earthiness into your space—you’ll want to just sit in a corner and meditate your troubles away! Warm, modest, and easily transitional for when summer arrives, this spring you really might want to go for pretty in pink.
What’s your favorite Pantone color for this spring season? Let us know in the comment section below!