11 Summer Colors And How To Use Them

Summer is the perfect time to break out fresh color in your home decor. Get our picks for the top shades of the summer and learn how to use each hue for maximum impact in luxury interiors.

Sky Blue

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Just like the sky itself, this shade of blue has a serene, calming presence. You can use it in healthy doses on furniture, drapery panels and large accessories. It can bring an incredible quieting effect to a master bedroom, modern living room or any space where you like to relax and unwind.

Candy Apple Red

How To Use Them

This shade of red is perfect for a modern dining room. Choosing a non-primary red is much more attractive to our eyes, as it is complex. Besides, this powerful hue stimulates appetite, productivity, and passion.

Crisp White

How To Use Them

A brilliant white can give any space a fresh and clean look. Use white as a neutral backdrop, and then accessorize with accent pieces in your favorite colors, or create a monochromatic design by enveloping the room in an all-white palette.

Seaworthy Coral

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As one of the sea’s most vibrant hues, coral is a standout shade no matter where you use it. Accessories are a natural fit for this accent color, whether it’s a pillow sham or an armchair in your living room.

Neon Yellow

How To Use Them


The ultimate mood-lifter, neon yellow is trendy, exuberant and full of summer cheer. While an entire accent wall of neon yellow might not be for everyone, it’s certainly one way to add a punch or wow factor to your luxury dining room.

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Refreshing Lime

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You know how a hint of lime makes everything – from salsa to a cocktail – just a bit better? The color can have the same effect on a room. Use it as a highlight accent, like this sofa, and then bring in smaller accessories in the same color to complete the look.

Water’s Edge Blue
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No matter where you live, nothing is as inviting as a cool body of water on a summer day. Get the same feeling in your living areas by immersing the room in this cool shade. For a dramatic effect, use the color on upholstered pieces, drapery panels and accessories.

Tropical Pink
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Hot pink is always a great color to add impact and spice to a space. It’s not as polarizing as baby pink and easily tones with other colors.

Brilliant Magenta
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This vivid color embodies the happy, carefree feel of the summer months. Using a color this intense is easy, but you have to use it sparingly. If you decide to use it more boldly, for example on drapes or seating, you need to make sure it’s also spread around the room and doesn’t come out of nowhere.

Nature-Inspired Neutrals
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Use neutrals inspired by nature’s soothing colors to bring a breath of fresh air to your home’s most lived-in spaces. Incorporate natural or weathered wood into your design for an organic feel.

Flirty Pink

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Nothing else can give a room a feminine touch like this blushing hue. That’s what makes it the perfect choice for a romantic bedroom design.

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