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Fresh Season, Fresh New Look: The 10 Best Spring Colours for Your Home

Monday, September 15, 2014

Spring is in the air and do you know what that calls for? No, not Spring cleaning… a Spring renovate! Choosing from the most beautiful Pantone colour trends for Spring 2014, I think you will be amazed at how a pop of colour or an array of neutral tones in your home will bring renewed life to your living space.


Designers and decorators are embracing a modern twist to the traditional Spring palette by combining romantic pastels with vivid hues, creating a colourful harmonic palette. A beautiful combination, which works perfectly with the nature of Spring.


Placid Blue

Starting at the calm and tranquil end of the colour palette is Placid Blue. Found in nature, we are all accustomed that this shade of blue is found as a background colour in nature, making it a perfect neutral background colour in your home.

Image courtesy of Paul Moon Design


Violet Tulip

Bringing nostalgia and a hint of vintage feminine style to a room, Violet Tulip is  beautiful as a stand-alone colour or one that harmonises well with the rest of the colour palette. Paired with Freesia, Violet Tulip’s energetic opposite, in this Spring inspired living room, adds vibrancy to a warm grey base.

Image courtesy of Tim Young


Hemlock

Hemlock is a wonderful ornamental green. Excellent as a neutral background colour, I find this colour works so well in kitchens.

Image courtesy of Country Living 


Sand

Toasty, neutral and warming, Sand will accompany any colour as neutral, bringing a sensation of comfort to your home. Try it with a bold bright colour such as Cayenne or Dazzling Blue to bring a bit of pop to your room.

Image courtesy of Interior Expressions


Paloma

This soft grey will go with almost anything. It speaks comfort and style and its neutral base makes it the perfect backdrop for bright hues, such as this Freesia canvas.

Image courtesy of Domino Magazine


Cayenne

This is one of my favourite colours at the moment. Rich and spicy, if you want energy to exude in the room, use this colour as dominant wall feature, or pair it with a neutral in splashes through out the room for a more subtle look.

Image courtesy of Benjamin Moore


Freesia

Nothing feels more like Spring than the hues of yellow. Freesia will illuminate your room. Fantastic in sun rooms and kitchens, Freesia works well with Sand and Paloma.

Image courtesy of Jim Whestphalen


Celosia

The word sounds like a warm tropical island. Use it to bring positive energy and sophistication to a room. Pair it with its opposite on the colour wheel, Placid Blue or Dazzling Blue to complement each other beautifully and chase away the last remnants of winter.

Image courtesy of Laura Moss Photography


Radiant Orchid

Energising and romantic, this illuminating colour will enchant with its boldness. We just love how these velvet chairs pop against the rustic backdrop in this setting.

Image courtesy of Sukio 


Dazzling Blue

Such a gorgeous colour! Popular on the catwalk, the last colour in the Spring Pantone collection is unmistakably a favourite of many designers and decorators. Electric on its own, use for a feature wall or simply splash using cushions and unique pieces.

Image courtesy of m{pression


 

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