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Spring is just around the corner, can you feel it? The ground is still covered with ice for so many and there’s not a bold Spring color in sight. What we do know though is that Spring will come, earlier for some, but it will come! This doesn't mean we can't implement it a little early in our interior design.
With the season comes thoughts of color as blooms open to showcase their petals from yellow daffodils to purple hyacinth. Because of Easter, some associate spring with pastels (even I focused last month on those paler hues in a blog post) but there is no rule that states spring color is synonymous with softness.
Instead, embrace those bolder colors in hues that make a statement and are ones you can enjoy in Spring, when Summer arrives, or when winter comes again.
One color we see the much of in spring is green - the leaves and the grass that grow cover the landscape in verdant shades. Bring the feeling of spring indoors by embracing vivid versions of green from kiwi and lime to emerald to Kelly.
Try this bold Apple Green Porcelain Jar Table Lamp for a pop of greet style. For more lighting style, the Tangier Emerald Green Giclee Shade Plug-In Chandelier has a delicate swag style with bold greet color. The simplest way to incorporate some green into your decor is with decorative pillows, like the Tangle Green 20" Wide Lumbar Pillow. Incorporate some bold green decor outdoors too with this Rachael Set of 2 Tall Green Lantern Candle Holders.
Yellow is undoubtedly a happy color, synonymous with sunshine, and when paired with gray and doses of green, the three are a welcome combination. Fill your home with spring tulips and freshen with home accessories that possess this cheerful color.
Try a small color punch with this Yellow and Cream 18" Various Edge Outdoor Accent Pillow. Why not throw a Spring-style brunch with this fun UNO Curry 4-Piece Place Setting. For a subtle, classic piece of lighting, go with the Robert Abbey 22 3/4" Yellow Ceramic and Bronze Table Lamp. Go bold and get some yellow furniture, this angelo:HOME Ennis Golden Yellow Groove Modern Sofa is a fun choice! Welcome your guests with a bright Spring color using this Marrakesh Yellow Indoor Outdoor Doormat.
Cobalt, Malibu, Mykonos, Monacco - this mid tone blue is known by many names associated with coastal towns or exotic islands in the middle of the sea. Blue is an appealing hue to most people because it draws from our fondness for water and sky.
Cover a large area with bold cobalt with this Comden Collection Westover Area Rug. This Fire Satin Nickel Cobalt Blue Glass MonoRail Pendant is perfect for hanging a few over the kitchen island and adding bold blue to the kitchen. Just want a little bit of blue, try some accessories like this Set of 2 Indigo Blue Outdoor Accent Pillows, Silver Coral Icon Candle in Blue Glass or a Cobalt "Not Your Mother's Throw" Cashmere Throw Blanket. For a little more boldness, try the Mykonos Blue Ovo Table Lamp.
Magenta and fuchsia are sassier versions of pink, sophisticated and not to be ignored. Accents in the form of rugs, throw blankets like this Valencia Collection Azalea Decorative Throw, bold lighting like the Fuchsia Lido Floor Lamp and the Mini Diamante Fuchsia Table Lamp, or decorative pillows like this Set of 2 Textural Fuchsia Multi 18" Square Throw Pillows will punctuate a space with feminine flair.
When considering colors to use for your interior design this year, be brave and embrace the bolder hues, ones that draw the eye and say “look at me” especially if your past choices have been mostly neutral.
Decorating really is all about expressing yourself and having fun - this season do it with bold spring color!
Image credits: Sara Tuttle, Style at Home, Rachel Reider, Better Homes & Gardens
Kate Riley is a self proclaimed incurable DIYer with a passion for interior design and a great eye for decorating with style! Kate's blog Centsational Girl has been rated one of the top Home & Garden blogs for three years running. When not writing about the best and latest in exceptional design and home improvement, you can be sure Kate will be simultaneously wielding a paintbrush while sipping Syrah where she resides in the California Wine Country. Follow Kate on Google+
Definitely will be doing GREEN and gold this spring!