Spring has sprung and like the newness of flora peaking out from the ground, it’s time to rejuvenate your spaces with bright colors and new ideas.
Meryl Streep’s popular line in The Devil Wears Prada went something like, “Florals for Spring? Groundbreaking.” As much as we designers love to brainstorm different ideas, a floral theme is a staple for decorating in the new season and it doesn't have to cover an entire sofa. A few throw pillows can be just enough to bring a room to life after a cold winter -- or in our case here in Florida -- a luke-warm one.
It’s also the right time to remember to incorporate Pantone’s color of the year: Radiant Orchid. This gorgeous shade of purple with fuchsia and pink undertones can be brought to life on your dinner table or in your living room in the form of accent pieces and artwork.
A big trend this year is to add dashes of color to an otherwise neutral room. For example, painting the interior of a kitchen cabinet with a contrasting turquoise brings about an interesting contrast.
The lime green accents in the living room, shown in Veranda Magazine, bring a sense of freshness and life to a neutral pallet and can easily be changed out for other colors when the season passes.
And of course, we love getting back to our roots with the coastal laundry room. We love that appliance manufacturers are now thinking about color as well and the bright blue of the stackable washer & dryer in combination with the rug and fresh flowers is nothing short of eye-catching!
Spring is all about using color to brighten up and cheer up a room, but color is not the only option in adding a little liveliness. Patterns can be just as fun and stimulating, especially in the form of wallpaper, as these examples clearly show.
Our favorite trend for spring, however, is the return of brass. We really love some of these cool brass lighting options as seen on Apartment Therapy. Also, be sure to check out the stunning faucets from the pages of House Beautful!
Whatever you decide to do this spring, don’t be afraid to step out of the box and play with new colors!