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Spring Fever: Hot Spring Color Trends

Spring is here and it is time to break out of the winter colors and jump into springs delightfully bright yet soft palette. Now is the time to enjoy the beautiful breezy pastels that blow in Spring.

soft mint green bedroom

Eminent Interior Design via Houzz.com

One of these Spring colors that is making us feel happy this year is soft mint green.  A must have for the upcoming spring season.  Also known as sea foam, this color can bring a fresh pop to any wardrobe or home furnishing. Try pairing it with whites or a rainbow of soft pastels such as a creamsicle orange.

lemon sorbet

Lemon Sorbet. Photo: benjaminmoore.com

Pastel yellows are another big trend this spring. It’s a versatile pastel that looks good with many other shades of pastel including mint green and corals.  Yellow is a color that is energizing and makes you feel happy.

Emerald dining and Living Room

Photo: amberinteriordesign.blogspot.com

If pastels are not your thing then try a deep shade of green such as emerald. Emerging as one of the up and coming colors, emerald can bring out feelings of joy and contentment.   Bright yellows in shades such as gold or a strong yolk shade are also making their way into design this Spring, bringing a feeling of energy and vitality.

If you are ready to bring fresh spring palettes into your New Orleans or Atlanta home, then check out our website.  Susan Currie Design can bring Spring into any home interior!

Pantone’s Color Trends for Spring 2013

Fall hasn’t even begun and already we are thinking ahead to spring color trends. That is how the design industry works, predicting which colors will dominate in the upcoming year.

Pantone, the global authority on color, has recently released their Fashion Color Report for Spring 2013, in conjunction with Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York.

This comprehensive report gives an “overview of designers’ use of color in their upcoming collections.” According to Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, “This season’s color palette emphasizes this need for balance, while at the same time allowing for individuality, self-expression and excitement.”

These colors can as easily translate into the home’s interiors. We already mentioned that the color blue was voted America’s Favorite Color by House Beautiful, so it isn’t surprising to see two different shades of blue on the Spring 2013 Color Report. Other colors highlighted in House Beautiful’s Color Report, green and purple, find their way into Pantone’s list of top color choices for spring.

It will be interesting to see which of these hot hues rise to the top.  Which is your favorite color for springtime?