The summer season is with us, and that gives us a great excuse to revisit our decor and spruce things up with bright and bold summer colours!
Whether it’s subtle changes of swapping the cushion covers and displaying seasonal touches or more major and expensive upgrades like bringing in a vibrant accent chair or switching the heavy window treatments with something light and softer, every effort makes a huge impact when chosen and designed in the right colour.
But what exactly are the right colours for summer? While the final decision always depends on your personal preference, we’ve rounded up the top summer colour schemes that you can customise as per your taste to brighten up your home and make a statement like never before. So read on to learn more!
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Summer is incomplete without our favourite cold and refreshing drink: lemonade. Why not capture the same vibes in your interior by using lemonade shades? Bring in the rich hues of yellow and white as the dominant and secondary colours, with a hint of green incorporated as an accent shade. You can always play around with the percentage of each colour to adjust the look according to your liking. The point is just to make your living room (or bedroom) feel like a fresh glass of lemonade that soothes the eye when you’re back from a hot day outside.
Shades of Berry
Summer is often welcomed by the exciting berry-picking season. From ripe strawberry fields to bright fruit stands on the roadside, these sweet treats make summer more joyful and fun. This year, let’s reflect this beautiful side of the season in your interior through an interesting colour palette of purples, reds, dark pink, and other produce-inspired shades. You can devote an entire room to the berry-coloured theme, create a focal wall with the shades, or simply toss in a lampshade, pouffe, or rug in your favourite berry-hue.
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What better feeling than relaxing by the seaside under the warmth of the Summer Sun while listening to the soothing swooshing of the beach waves? Aren’t the lovely sounds, appealing views, and beautiful colours of the beach an instant mood lifter? Let’s take this joy back to the interior of our homes by using the same colour palette of the beachy shades, including hues like greens, blues, tans, and creams. Create a calming retreat in your bathroom, a relaxing nook in your bedroom, or a beachy oasis in your living room by combining these hues with the 60-30-10 colour rule.
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Shades of greens are deeply linked and tied to the sweet summer memories. Think about the relaxing walk amidst the fresh green leaves of trees down the street, the cherishable moments spent at the lakehouse, or the calming feeling of working in the garden. Can’t you smell the fresh grass and hear the whistling wind of the trees with this colour scheme? So let’s replicate the same vibes in your home with greens like jade, deep sea, and pastel to inject a refreshing aura into your home that will keep you feeling energetic and happy throughout the summer.
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Muted grey has a sleek and modern appearance, and the lightness it carries makes it an incredible choice for a summer colour palette. Though it is commonly perceived as a serious shade used in minimalistic spaces, it can easily be spruced up by pairing it with a punch of bold hues incorporated as accent pieces like rugs, lampshades, cushions, etc. There are plenty of other tips and tricks you can use to create a home that is minimal but not boring!
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Offering a blissful and soft vibe, pale peach is the perfect shade for a welcoming summer colour palette. What’s more, it can be paired with multiple other colours, including gold, grey, blue, and white, to bring the feeling of sophistication and calmness to a whole new level. Not to forget, this raw and earthy colour is highly versatile. It can be introduced as a backdrop, through an armchair, over the bedding, in the vanity, or as a kitchen backsplash.
Decorating a home with the perfect summer colour palette can make the hot season a lot more enjoyable and exciting. Whether you’re using our ideas as suggested above or making customisations to fit them with your personal style, you’ll definitely get to create a beautiful home that your friends and family will love to visit as an escape from the high heat.
Need help with nailing a colour palette that you love for your interior? Chat with one of our Interior Design Gurus for expert guidance!