Fresh Colors for Spring: Interior Decorating

by Jessica Brita-Segyde

Spring is a time of new beginnings. What better way to ring in the new season than to update a room in your home – Or go even bigger and have your home’s exterior painted or re-sided! A good paint job takes work, so it’s okay be extra-choosy with your color palette. New wall art, furniture updates, and tablescapes are other great ways to introduce spring colors into your home.

What do the experts say when it comes to spring color in 2021?

Sherwin Williams – Sherwin Williams’ color of the year for 2021 is Urbane Bronze. This is a great fit for spring renovations as it draws from nature and provides a beautiful backdrop for live foliage. If you’re considering this or any other Sherwin Williams color this spring, try their ColorSnap app. It’s a nifty AR tool that helps homeowners visualize how a new color might look on their walls and blend with the existing ambiance.

Chip and Joanna Gaines – Chip and Joanna are the darlings of the home decorating industry. Their television show “Fixer Upper” is back for a new season and their brand Magnolia inspires homeowners through a variety of media. Their blog offers many tips and DIY projects for Spring. Do you want more green in your home? Encourage his palette naturally by starting your garden indoors. For springtime furniture projects, consider chalk-style paint.

Benjamin Moore – Benjamin Moore’s top color pick for 2021 makes a distinct visual statement. It’s called Aegean Teal and was selected for its ability to create “natural harmony.” This bold blue-grey is recommended by Benjamin Moore for almost any space. The retailer offers a diverse, trendy color grouping to compliment their favorite hue. Aegean Teal is a fun color choice because of its compatibility with a variety of palettes, even dark greens.

Martha Stewart – Martha Stewart is a proven pro at just about everything home-related, including springtime décor. Ms. Stewart recommends a slow, thoughtful approach to color choice. Her general advice is to sit in a room and consider all of its elements before selecting a color. Do you need some guidance to help narrow down your choices? Ms. Stewart recommends pale blue hues for bathrooms and grey-beige to elevate bedrooms this spring.

Box Stores – Most people shop at the big box stores. Prices are good and retailers like Lowe’s, Home Depot, and Menards are generally on-trend when it comes to home improvements. Lowe’s stocks the discount paint brand Valspar and an extensive collection of paint palettes and color choices. You can even purchase a paint sample for around $4 to test out before committing to a larger purchase.

National Association of Realtors (NAR) – Realtors are witness to home design trends (and mishaps) every day. They see the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to DIY updates. That’s why Realtors are a great source for color choice ideas and can help you build value into your home with your design choices. The NAR recently featured the Behr lineup of colors for 2021, which focuses on optimism and calm for the upcoming Spring months.

Do you want to bring in new colors for spring? Start small by repainting an end table or go big with a new exterior. Color changes are fun and can breathe new life into your space. Enjoy the process and remember that this is your home. The color that brings you joy is most definitely the right color. And if it’s not the right color, there’s always next season…

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