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Spring Decorating: 4 Refreshing Color Schemes

Spring is just a few weeks away, so now’s the time to start thinking about freshening up your home for the eagerly awaited season. Check out these four cheerful color schemes that will revitalize your space:

Color Scheme #1 – Feature Color: Radiant Orchid; Accents: Plum, Celery Green, Cream

The color of 2014 is Radiant Orchid, and if there was ever a time to add it to your home, it would be Spring. Build around the bright hue with a deep plum, which anchors the space, and accent with cream & a muted celery green.

Spring Color Palette for Interior Decor

Spring 2014 Decor Bedroom Radiant Orhid

Clarence House Wallpaper - Sisal - Purple  6863-24
Clarence House Wallpaper – Sisal – Purple
Kravet Fabric - 30787-910
Kravet Fabric – 30787-910
Greenhouse Fabric - A7605 - Citrus
Greenhouse Fabric – A7605 – Citrus
Greenhouse Fabric - A7604 - Chili
Greenhouse Fabric – A7604 – Chili
Surya Pillow - BB042
Surya Pillow – BB042

Color Scheme #2 – Feature Color: Turquoise; Accents: Dazzling Blue, Yellow, Lime Green

Bright, saturated colors play well with turquoise, creating the feeling of blue skies, budding flowers and warm sunshine. Start with neutral furniture and build the color around that. Paint or cover your walls in a turquoise hue (we like the added texture of grasscloth wallpaper) and bring in fun floral, ethnic & geometric patterns that contain lime green, yellow and dazzling blue. Pillows are an easy way to do this!

Spring Color Palette 2014 Interior Decorating

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Phillip Jeffries Wallpaper – Manila Hemp – Turquoise
Duralee Fabric - 32091-99 Blueberry
Duralee Fabric – 32091-99 Blueberry
Clarke & Clarke Fabric - Tambour - Teal
Clarke & Clarke Fabric – Tambour – Teal
Clarke & Clarke Fabric - Kari - Teal
Clarke & Clarke Fabric – Kari – Teal
Schumacher Fabric - XANDO - POOL LIME
Schumacher Fabric – XANDO – POOL LIME
Surya Pillow - ZZ414
Surya Pillow – ZZ414
Ryan Studio Pillow - Landsmeer - Marine 430-T
Ryan Studio Pillow – Landsmeer – Marine

Color Scheme #3 – Feature Color: Mint Green; Accents: Hot Pink, Fern Green, Ecru

Pastels like mint are always popular as the weather warms up, but this year do it differently by pairing it with a hot pink and fern green. Add these shades to your home with floral fabric & wallpaper panels, and also with natural elements like peonies. This color scheme looks especially fresh against a canvas of white walls.

Spring 2014 Color Palette 3

dining room spring 2014 decor floral mint green chinoiserie

Scalamandre Fabric - China Rose - Pink and Purple on Pale Green 16429-005
Scalamandre Fabric – China Rose – Pink and Purple on Pale Green
Greenhouse Fabric - A7619 - Petal
Greenhouse Fabric – A7619 – Petal
Ralph Lauren Fabric - Sunbakes Linen - Fuschia LFY66101F
Ralph Lauren Fabric – Sunbakes Linen – Fuschia
Fabricut Fabric - Charlotte - Clover 1680405
Fabricut Fabric – Charlotte – Clover 1680405
Scalamandre Wallpaper - Heavy Tightweave Jute - Sand G1196-001
Scalamandre Wallpaper – Heavy Tightweave Jute – Sand

Color Scheme #4 – Feature & Accent Colors: Grey, in many shades

Grey is one of the most-used hues in decor, and we can see why—it’s versatile and creates a sense of calm. Take it up a notch this season by building a whole room around different shades of grey (you could even say 50 Shades of Grey…). Use a variety of charcoal with lavender undertones, slate and dove grey in both solids and patterns. Multiple textures will add dimension to the space—linen is a perfect addition to make the look more appropriate for the season.

Spring 2014 Color Palette Interior Decor

grey interior decor spring 2014 living room

Duralee Fabric - 20895-402 Flax
Duralee Fabric – 20895-402 Flax
Fabricut Fabric - Andes Silk - Grey 1646088
Fabricut Fabric – Andes Silk – Grey 1646088
Kravet Fabric - VERSAILLES - E20400
Kravet Fabric – VERSAILLES – E20400
Schumacher Fabric - Kandira - Ash 174400
Schumacher Fabric – Kandira – Ash
Ryan Studio Pillow - Marlena - Graphite
Ryan Studio Pillow – Marlena – Graphite
Surya Pillow - SY003
Surya Pillow – SY003

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Hamptons Designer Showhouse 2013: Inspired by Nature

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8 thoughts on “Spring Decorating: 4 Refreshing Color Schemes

  1. Hi! In Color Scheme #3, how do I find out the details on the mint green chinoiserie fabric shown on the wall and seat cushions? Thanks!

    1. Thanks so much Barbara! Surprised and impressed with the quick reply!! So helpful on my journey to introduce a little chinoiserie into my kitchen eating area. Truly, thanks again!!!

  2. Hi Barbara,

    I am in LOVE with your color scheme #4 (gray, purple, white)!! I love the colors and the furniture. Can you tell me where you got your kitchen table, living room chairs, ottoman and couch?

    Thank you

    Chelsey~

    1. Hi Chelsey! This photo in color scheme #4 was found on Style at Home (see the story here). You may be able to reach out to the decorator, Jennifer Reid, for her sources. Here’s her site: Barlow Reid

      Unfortunately, we don’t carry furniture, but you can recreate the look with some similar fabrics.
      Living room chairs: Fabricut King Of The Hill Grey Fabric
      Ottoman: Fabricut Andes Silk Grey Fabric
      Couch: Kravet KF DES-UPH-VEL E20400 Fabric

      Hope that helps!

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