The pressure is on to transform our homes for this summer. The garden appears to have become the star of the show, but after you’ve forcefully built your new outdoor dining set on that finally finished patio, it’s time to turn your attention to the indoors.
With the sun finally making an appearance, it’s understandable to be eager to reflect this in your interior design decisions. And, you’ll be happy to hear that there are a number of colours that will aid you in doing this, and keep you feeling inspired this summer.
Read on to find out more.
Yellow isn’t just for a particular season; this canary tone has been named one of the two Pantone Colour of the Year winners, namely with the shade Illuminating. As the name suggests, this hue of yellow promotes light and vibrancy, described as a “cheerful yellow sparkling with vivacity”. This is the perfect choice if you’re looking to add small doses of colour to your space, as an accent or to promote any incoming light.
It could be as simple as keeping sunflowers blooming in your kitchen window or even a couple of yellow scatter cushions plumped up on your sofa. Just that little nod to this award-winning shade is all you need to show that you’re welcoming summer into your home this year.
There are a number of ways you can approach introducing pink into your home. An incredibly versatile colour, we’re looking to pink this summer to bring sophistication and interest to our living space.
To keep things neutral, a muted coral tone is a great place to start. A timeless shade, this is the perfect choice if you want to try something a bit different but not too garish. Pair with black furniture and graphic wall art for a modern look in your dinging room, or a nice designer bedlinen showcasing coral, but pulled together with some grey cushions or a fluffy throw across the end of the bed during the day.
If you’re looking to make more of a statement, then jump in with both feet and opt for a flamingo pink in a smaller area of your house. A window nook or utility room are ideal for this kind of experimentation. This kind of vibrant pink brings a glow of romance into your space, without feeling too over the top or imposing.
Whilst white will simply never go out of style, it’s a particularly wise choice when it comes to redecorating your home for summer. White is an open colour, bringing with it a sense of light, airiness and amplified cleanliness. Again, this is a great option for transforming any smaller spaces in your home, and even helping to make them seem bigger.
White walls are the easiest place to start. Give yourself a blank canvas and your following style options will be endless – after all, everything goes with white! If your anxious about those sticky hands or muddy paw prints, then go for a wallpaper that’s patterned but predominantly white as this will help you in hiding any of those unavoidable mishaps.