Each season, Pantone delights designers of all genres with its latest color palette of the season’s hottest hues. The colors come from the runways, but find their way into all facets of design. And interior decorating with spring colors is no exception. The Spring 2016 palette offers an array of colors that tow the line between tranquil and transformative. And the top ten colors of the season are:
- Rose Quartz
- Peach Echo
- Snorkel Blue
- Limpet Shell
- Lilac Gray
- Iced Coffee
- Green Flash
Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of Pantone Color Institute, says, “Colors this season transport us to a happier, sunnier place where we feel free to express a wittier version of our real selves.”
These colors display a gravitation toward calming colors derived from nature with a twist of energy.
Here’s what Pantone has to say about some of the spring colors:
- Rose Quartz reminds us to reflect on our surroundings during the busy but lighthearted spring and summer months.
- A maritime-inspired blue, Snorkel Blue plays in the navy family, but with a happier, more energetic context.
- The high energy Fiesta is a harbinger of excitement, encouraging free-spirited exploration to unknown but welcoming locales.
- The popularity of this brilliant hue (Green Flash) is representative of nature’s persistent influence even in urban environments, a trend continuing to inspire designers.
But how do you use these hot hues in your home while creating a timeless look? Here are some ideas for interior decorating with spring colors:
Whole Room Interior Decorating with Spring Colors
Amped up versions of Limpet Shell and Rose Quartz are the perfect palette for this eclectic living room. Going big with a bold color pays off when paired with warm woods and soft neutrals.
Stripes and prints in analogous tones of Snorkel Blue and Green Flash create a harmonious and tranquil color scheme for this guest bedroom. Add crisp white and English Colonial-style dresser for a traditional English aristocratic feel.
Accents of Green Flash add some perk to this modern, white room. Floating shelves and cabinet doors are the perfect places to add pops of this bright color — it brings the outdoors in.
Furniture, Fabrics and Fun Stuff
This sunny print chair is a fabulous pick-me-up for any room. Use the matching pillow or choose a complementary one in Serenity or Snorkel Blue.
Lilac Gray furnishings look great against a cool gray backdrop and with cool gray accessories. Hints of antiqued brass add warmth to this living space.
Choose striking patterns for pillows, upholstery and drapes. Two analogous shades of blue — Serenity and Snorkel Blue — provide a backdrop for a complementary hue like Fiesta to pop right off the cloth.
Punchy versions of Lilac Gray- and Fiesta-colored glassware create a beautiful tablescape for the dining room or a side table in the living room.
Need help decorating with spring colors? Contact Beautiful Habitat to start your home makeover today.
When a busy couple with one child wanted to relocate to Colorado, they purchased a modest townhome with lots of potential. They enlisted Beautiful Habitat to help them turn the dated space into a long-term Boulder interior design project. In stages, the cramped, dated 1970s townhome took on a whole new look and feel. Today, the couple enjoys their forever home at the base of the Flatirons.
One of the first challenges was figuring out how to help the family downsize into this 1100-square-foot home and have the right amount of storage and functional space. This started in the kitchen. Efficient use of space and upper cabinets that reach the ceiling maximize storage, while creating zones — such as a beverage zone — improves functionality. The peninsula provides ample space for eating as well as doing homework. And the family can comfortably entertain here. The kitchen design is award winning, check out our previous post on that and see what it looked like before the makeover.
The dining area incorporates a built-in bench to maximize seating. Floor-to-ceiling storage cabinets are perfect for storing over-sized kitchen items that don’t get used every day. And they beautifully camouflage a workspace with a pullout desk.
An open staircase was closed in to provide even more storage while creating nice boundaries for the dining area without compromising the overall open and airy feel. Thoughtful interior design uses every nook and cranny to its best potential.
Because the Boulder home looks out on the Flatirons, the couple decided to forgo the dated fireplace and instead add a large window to the living room to capture the views. The interior design is minimalist with simple, modern trim and white paint that makes the room bright and cheery while allowing the accents to be the focal points in the room.
Another feat of functionality comes in the guest bedroom. A custom wall unit includes storage and a fold-down desk. But the pièce de résistance is that the unit is also home to a murphy bed. And because everything folds up and out of the way, the room doubles as a yoga studio.
The first-floor bathroom is a luxurious space with a floor-to-ceiling marble shower, marble floors and a marble top on the rich, dark wood vanity. The traditional features complement the modern touches such as the large-format wallpaper and glass shower surround.
Upstairs a Jack-and-Jill bath was converted into master bath and also a full bath for the couple’s daughter. The master bath design carefully blends sleek, white cabinetry, marble tile and countertops with rich, dark colors in the shower.
Luxury touches such as a chandelier and a high-gloss countertop make this teen bath a lovely space.
Having a beautiful, dedicated workout room in your home is a great way to be sure you never have an excuse for skipping a day. And home gym design services are the best way to ensure you get the look you want that complements your home’s design.
Natural Elements Home Gym Design
No matter whether you have one main piece of gym equipment or a stable of workout machines, a well-designed space will look amazing and act as your motivation to move. Create a cozy workout space with rich woods that flow throughout your home. Striated bamboo flooring runs from the floor straight up one wall. Overhead fans will keep you cool and comfortable for intense workout sessions.
Luxury Home Gym
It’s important to include large mirrors — or in this case, a wall of mirrors — so you can monitor your progress and your form. Mount a television at eye level. If you have multiple workout areas, opt for an adjustable mounting system so you can see the television no matter where you are in the room. It’s great for watching exercise DVDs or zoning out while you run on the treadmill.
Home Gym with a View
Great views — especially those we have here in Colorado — can keep you inspired while you work up a sweat. This home gym design features high ceilings — great for accommodating a hanging bag or other suspended equipment.
Home Gym Design for a Swimmer
If you love to swim, add a lap pool to your home gym. A small atrium is the perfect home for the pool with natural light and the feel of being outdoors while you stay comfortable in the luxury of a temperature controlled room.
Home Gym for the Whole Family
How about turning one floor into a complete workout/gaming/home theater area? Practice your golf swing, challenge the kids to a game of ping pong or lift weights in this home gym. Beautiful flooring and lighting ensure the interior design melds with the rest of the home while the brick creates contrast and lends an “urban gym” feel to the room.
Health Club Style Home Gym
You don’t have to have a dedicated room for a great home gym. A long, wide corridor is a functional place to set up a home gym. Equipment lined up along a wall —this one has beautiful views — offers an efficient design. Rubber flooring and large framed mirrors give it the look and feel of a health club.