Hot Color Palettes for the Summer

Color trends are constantly changing, so keep reading to get some color inspiration for your home, a staging and more!

Muted Tones

taupe couch

Both Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore chose a muted neutral tone for their 2017 Color of the Year. Using muted neutrals allows you to keep a simple color palette or play with different tones of brighter colors in furniture. The possibilities are endless with this simple and understated base, so find a nice soft neutral you like and let your imagination run wild for a comfy and soft vibe.

Jewel Tones

yellow couch green pillows

The bold and bright reds, purples, greens and blues are perfect for a hot summer. The understated muted colors can always use a pop of color, or you can abandon the understatement in favor of loud and elegant shades to bring life and energy into the room. Don’t be afraid to mix jewel tones with patterns, either, as the “busy” vibe is coming back full force this summer.

Beachy Vibes

beach chairs

Of course, every summer, the beige and dusky blue come back to dominate décor in homes closer to the coast. However, shake up the standard with a nice dusty yellow, blush rose or soft blue-green for a fresh take on an old classic look. The beach isn’t just two-tone; there’s an abundance of colors in its palette, so don’t be afraid to bring it into the home.


cream vase with flowers

Gone are the super-clean and modern bright whites. Bring comfort back into the home with a soft stone white, light taupe or a mushroom cream. These will complement other muted colors or allow the bright jewel colors to truly pop, so there’s really no way to go wrong. Keep home feeling soft and welcoming this summer by stepping off the clean white path!

Don’t be afraid to change up the color palette in your home for the summer. Adding some pops of jewel tones or swapping white for off-white can give the rooms in your house a fresh and trendy feel.

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