Vivid Spring Colors at Home

Springtime in general is inspiring, invigorating, and energizing. This time of year emphasizes freshness and life – out with the old and tired and stale, in with the new and vibrant and colorful. If you’re looking for strategies to breathe fresh life into your home décor this spring, you’ve come to the right place.

Here are some tips and tricks to make this spring an unforgettable, and utterly enjoyable, one for your home.


Dear Sun: You Are My Sunshine. The very first step toward bringing the vibrancy of spring into your home is to open the windows. Maybe even do a trial run of curtain-free windows this spring. Let the sunshine in, to brighten the space and highlight the vivid colors that you’ve already brought in over the years.


Color Block. Literally. Color blocking is a fantastic way to bring spring color into your space this year. Pick your favorite vivid colors and incorporate pieces with those colors throughout your space – for example, on wall art, tabletop sculptures, or furniture. (For a DIY option, don’t forget that spray paint makes this color block concept fast and easy.)

Art is Color; Color is Art. One of the easiest and fastest ways to introduce spring colors into your home is through artwork. Hang a large, colorful piece in the living room to brighten up the entire space. Bonus: This can be your go-to spring décor each year for years to come!


Saturated Spring Colors with Luscious Textiles. A light, neutral room provides an excellent foundation for seasonal decorating. Saturated spring colors (they needn’t all be in-your-face reds and pinks) work especially well on luxurious, touchable textiles.

Combined Springiness with Edginess. Pastel bud vases and tinted glass are a classy way to soften the edgy modern look of metallic buds and sprigs. Right in time for spring!


Colorfulness is Relative. Keep in mind that to be vivid, colors don’t have to be brash and gaudy. Against a white backdrop (white floor, walls, and ceiling, a la Scandinavian style), even the palest of spring color appears fresh and bright.


Here Comes the Sun. The warm sunshine is one of the first – and most welcome – indicators that spring is here. For a quick and easy (and inexpensive!) spring-time décor idea, throw a few sunshine yellow pillows onto your sofa. It brightens the space and brings it from winter to spring instantaneously.


Flower Power. Pick your favorite fresh flower, whether fresh-cut or potted, and bring it into your home. Then add one or two accent pieces that bring out the color of that flower. A timeless, and gorgeous, way to literally bring vivid spring color into your home, be it the living room or the bedroom.


Painted Walls for a Springtime Punch. Paint has a plethora of decorating merits. It has the power to completely transform a space, it’s inexpensive, and it can be as permanent or temporary as you want it to be. Three totally valid reasons why painting your walls a lovely, vivacious shade of springtime just might be something to consider this year.



Published by in Interiors, on April 14th, 2014

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