I had a vision last night–that one-day vivid colors would paint the walls of our homes again; that the blues, greens, and yellows that are so bold would have their moment in the sun–or at the least, our sun-rooms.
In my vision, the color of ceruleum blue, a color so bright it was revered by Miranda Priestly herself (Devil Wears Prada), was begging to be taken off the shelf and used for accent and bedroom walls everywhere thus creating an oasis of peace and tranquility.
That one day these four colors would not be judged by their boldness but by how they transformed your space into something that is uniquely yours.
That day is today.
Here are the top trending colors hot off the runway to help make those colorful dreams a reality.
Do not underestimate the underappreciated color of beautiful lime green. This color evokes feelings of spring and rebirth.
Consider using this in your kitchen to breathe new life – a quick paint job can add complexity to a tired-looking space. Also, this green is complementary to blues and yellows, so it makes a fabulous accent color with pillows and poufs.
Hear me out. Using the color orange can transform a room on a budget. Using the various colors such as Mandarin, pumpkin spice, and sunset will add such a depth of warmth it could get addicting to use but beware that too much orange can crush a vibe real quick.
Never use it as a centerpiece but think of adding a touch of orange when you start swapping out throw pillows, wall art, lamps and lighting fixtures, textiles, ottomans and benches, throw blankets, candles, side tables and rugs.
This blue hue is striking and calming at the same time and could work in any room. It is also a color complementary to orange and green (see above, I’m not making this stuff up!)
Don’t be afraid to dip into the blues when refreshing a headboard or painting a beautiful accent wall in your living room, bedroom or bathroom. Its tranquil energy will provide a pop to any room.
The color yellow is a mood. It defines happiness and is commonly used to create an aura of calm. Different variances of yellow can be used as accent walls, furniture and is common in baby rooms.
It pairs excellent with dark or light woods and never really disagrees with many colors. Pair it with the primaries, the neutrals or something as wild as pink. Yellow has got your back.
If any of these crazy color suggestions seem confusing–or a lack of understanding about color, in general, is preventing you from creating your home decor masterpiece–I found a great color theory course on YouTube you can watch and upskill for free. Enjoy!