It’s the start of summer, but does your home still feel like winter? Let’s summer-fy your living space by freshening up your paint, interior design, and color palette to reflect this new season. There are so many options when it comes to rethinking your home’s color palette.
Neutrals are easy but timeless. It’s hard to go wrong when you have cozy beige and clean whites layered on each other to create a space that is modern but so classic. If you are scared to take risks this may be a good option for your home. Start with a clean base, with white or light brown walls to give the appeal of simplistic elegance. Once your walls are complete throw in a taupe or beige rug with an interesting texture. These two things can be a good starting point to creating this muted neutral area that is great for summer and other seasons as well. Even better if you have a fireplace that amps up the cozy factor and ties the whole space together.
A summer classic. This is a great option for those that have a beach or lakefront home. Incorporating blues that reflect the natural elements of water around you can be a great way to freshen up your home for the summer season. It doesn’t have to be hard to get this look, starting with white or ocre walls and adding in pops of blue here and there in the form of pillows, throws, lamps, or other forms of decor is enough to liven up the space and bring summer inside.
Adding yellow to any space can be tricky, that is why we recommend sticking to a pastel shade. When done right this can look classy and elegant. Choosing a light yellow for the walls and having whites and neutrals mixed into the decor is a great way to brighten up your home, only if it is just one room that has the yellow hue!
One of the most eye-catching techniques to revive your space is by mixing in colors that are contrasting with each other. It may be intimidating at first but the more you play around with it the more fun it becomes. Choose to decorate with a dark green and solid white, or even a baby blue and chocolate brown. Contrasting tones like this will make the space feel modern and playful.
It may sound boring but trust us it’s beautiful. This monochromatic look of having all white in one room is so visually pleasing because of its simplicity. Not to mention it’s so easy to accomplish, the only caveat is the cleaning process.
Which one of these options appeal to you the most? It’s important to take your home’s layout into consideration when choosing a new color palette as well. Remember to get a feel of the look you are trying to convey through the furniture, paint, and decor.