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Spring into Color

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Spring is here. It’s time to throw open your windows, put away those heavy bed linens, and clear out the clutter. Why not lighten up your decor as well? Say goodbye to the drab winter and hello to the cheery colors of spring. For ideas, take a look at a few of our favorite Benjamin Moore colors that really reflect the season. Get inspired by nature with deep saturated, but grown-up pinks like Pink Ladies (1347), yellows reminiscent of forsythia or daffodils captured in Provence Crème (2021-60), and pale greens, such as Grasslands (502). Combine all three colors for a true spring flower feel in a girl’s bedroom. Or create a grown-up version of bright shades. Spring 2012 is all about mixing hues.

To dip a toe into the world of color, mix and match colors in the form of decorative accessories. This season is seeing pairings of pale yellows with greens, richer yellows with mid-tone purples like Hydrangea (1390), and verdant greens with deep pinks. Not into commitment? Add fresh flowers for a breath of fresh air. The gold, violet, and green blooms above, make for a light and airy centerpiece against a clean backdrop of white.

If you’re willing to go bold, paint an accent wall or douse the entire room in color. Yellow instantly rejuvenates any space, particularly kitchens and dining areas. For a full-on splash of color, try soothing green walls accented by various shades of pink. The marriage of unexpected colors shown below is daring and chic.

Green and Pink Combination

By: Riehl Designs, Inc.
For this look, consider Benjamin Moore’s Grasslands (502) offset with soft pink, raspberry, and hints of black and white.

If you would prefer a sophisticated, modern take on spring colors, start with a neutral base and intersperse surprising dollops of color. A soft gray like Benjamin Moore’s Moonshine (2140-60) is more modern than your standard beige. Walls with a hint of gray can be livened up with fabrics, furniture, and decorative accents in a deep violet, like Hydrangea (1390). For a more traditional style, opt for a clean, neutral beige that still pops against white trim. We recommend Benjamin Moore’s classic Lambskin (OC-3). Use this as the backdrop for accents in shades like that beautiful purple Hydrangea (1390) or a pale green, similar to Grasslands (502). Note that gray frequently replaces beige as the neutral of choice. It adds a certain understated glamor and contemporary vibe to a space. Plus, it looks great when paired with virtually any color.

Neutral Walls with Green and Purple Accents

By: LDa Architecture & Interiors
Emulate this subtle yet spring-worthy style with a crisp beige like our favorite Lambskin (OC-3) on the walls and pops of colors similar to Hydrangea (1390) and Grasslands (502) in the form of decorative pillows. Top it off with an arrangement of fresh flowers in a complementary hue.

Use spring as an excuse to bring in the light. Play with the vivid textures, colors, and prints that the season has to offer.


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