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Lovely in Lavender: Home Decor for Spring

When the sunshine winks at you, letting you know that spring is on the way, you might be inspired to freshen up your decor. Lavender is a beautiful, soft alternative to Pantone’s 2018 color of the year, Ultra Violet. Let the pastel prettiness of lavender drift into your home like a gentle spring breeze.

Here are a few ways to let the color lavender bloom in your home decor.

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Place a vintage-style lavender hobnail lamp on your nightstand for a subtle flush of purple.

Hang lavender grommet curtain panels in any room that needs a little spring-like lift.

Give your bedroom a quaint ambience with a lavender chenille bedspread and accessories.

Brighten an entryway or kitchen table with a wisteria-colored vase brimming with flowers.

Mindy Lavender Hobnail Lamp Jana Lavender Grommet Curtain Panel
Cottage Garden Lavender Chenille Bedspread Ramona Table Vase in Wisteria

Dreamy Decor in Purple Inspired by the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year: Ultra Violet

World-renowned color authority Pantone has named Ultra Violet as its 2018 Color of the Year! According to Pantone, this bold, blue-based purple reflects mystery, ingenuity, and imagination.

If you’re looking for color coordinates, consider the following: Cool mint, fresh lime, or teal give a playful vibe to this saturated violet, as well as a subtle botanical feel, calling to mind blossoms and leaves. Beige, cream, and khaki provide a neutral backdrop to let ultra violet shine without adding competition. Finally, metallic tones bring out the luxe, regal qualities inherent in this intriguing purple.

Here are just a few dreamy home decor pieces inspired by this rich, vibrant color. Click on each image to learn about the item shown.

Purple Butterfly Nightlight Violet Purple Ombre Shower Curtain

Floral Delight Purple Flower Canvas Wall Art Set Nicci Purple Glass Table Lamp

Color Feature: Decorating with Cinnabar in Your Home

We’re shining a spotlight on one of our favorite fall colors: cinnabar! This deep red-orange shade can be used all year long, but it’s fabulous in fall as a sophisticated alternative to pumpkin oranges and bright reds. Here are a few ways you can decorate with cinnabar in your home this autumn.

1. Pair solid-color cinnabar curtains with drapes in a compatible color like antique gold, bronze, beige, or brown. Complete the window treatment with matching waterfall valances, then use metal wall art panels at the sides to accent the arrangement in a symmetrical fashion. If you’re feeling adventurous, choose artwork with complementary color pops of golden orange, turquoise, or sage.

2. Drape a furnishing in a sunset-colored furniture protector to keep it looking great and brighten your living room for fall. Hang framed wall art prints in neutral tones over your loveseat or sofa to provide a polished look while keeping the attention on the beautiful sunset hue.

Cinnabar Curtains Sunset Furniture Protector

3. Layer European shams and decorative pillows in ember glow atop your bed to enhance the pattern colors and give your bedroom a luxe look. Place a sleek lamp with a clear glass font on your bedside table and hang a mirrored wall art piece above the headboard for sumptuous appeal.

4. Place plush, solid cinnabar mats on your bathroom floor for cushion underfoot, and choose a toilet lid cover in a matching color for a unified appearance. Then add your classiest bath furnishings in metallics or neutrals, or choose accessories in autumn tones for a full-out fall aesthetic.

Ember Glow Bedding Accessories Cinnabar Bath Mats

Spring Color Pairings to Try in Home Decor

Those tender shoots of grass, that brilliant yellow daffodil… Nature is reinventing itself, urging you to do the same. If you’d like your home decor to bloom in unexpected ways this spring, just try one of these fabulous color pairings!

Gray + Yellow

Sophisticated yet fresh, gray and yellow complement each other beautifully.

Grand Marigold Gray and Yellow Rug Sunnyside Gray and Yellow Bedding

Variations:
Beige and gray create a soothing ambience.
Buttery yellow and pale gray have a soft, classic appeal.

Click here for home decor in gray and yellow, plus variations in similar colors.

Aqua + Pink

As if picked from a fantasy garden, aqua and pink revive any space with a sense of whimsy.

Rose Garden Aqua and Pink Bedding Watercolor Butterfly Aqua and Pink Wall Art

Variations:
Teal and crimson effuse a dreamy vintage aesthetic.
Turquoise and coral make a coastal setting pop.

Click here for home decor in aqua and pink, plus variations in similar colors.

Green + Purple

Romantic and timeless, green and purple will sweep you away to a country meadow.

Les Fleurs Mulberry Rose Wall Mirror Blossom Lavender Bedspread

Variations:
Mulberry and sage radiate a dusky splendor.
Lilac and soft green have a sweet pastel charm.

Click here for home decor in green and purple, plus variations in similar colors.

Home Decor in Green Inspired by the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year

Pantone has named Greenery its Color of the Year for 2017, and decorators everywhere are choosing this fresh, yellow-green shade to breathe new life into their home interiors. Go bold with this gorgeous green, and use it to cover a large area of the home like a door, wall, or floor. Or, plant a few fun green accent pieces in a room, and see the difference this crisp, invigorating shade can make.

Mix green with bright white for an energizing and pristine look; or soften its impact with low-key neutrals. If you’re really feeling adventurous, pair it with a lemon yellow shade for citrusy appeal, a bold turquoise for a cool beachy vibe, or a deep fuchsia for a garden-inspired appearance.

Here are just a few of our favorite home accents inspired by the shade Greenery! Click on any image to view a variety of home decor in green.

Click here to view Pantone’s suggested color pairings (from rustic to bright!) for use with Greenery.

Tropical Twist Lamp in Green Foliage Green Cutwork Table Runner
Cabana Leaves Peridot Green Rug Spring Green Wreath

 

Spring 2016 Color Palette from Pantone

Before long, Spring will gently brush away the last chilly remnants of Winter with her delicate fingers. Shy flower buds and tender shoots will dapple the once-barren landscape, with the promise of an even greater spectacle to come. The spring 2016 color palette from Pantone immerses us in these soothing, reflective pastels, balanced by bright, playful hues. Pantone is a world-renowned color authority; each year, its color experts select a Color of the Year after careful consideration and trend analysis.

Expect to see these pigments popping up in the fashion world and used frequently in home decor; use them as inspiration for your own color updates!

Pantone Spring 2016 Colors

1. Rose Quartz: One of the two 2016 Pantone Colors of the Year, this blushing shade imparts a dreamy quality wherever it is placed.
2. Peach Echo: This sweet, fresh peach is perfect for decorators wanting a tempered alternative to tangy orange.
3. Serenity: The other 2016 Color of the Year, this subdued, comforting blue can be used alone or in quiet combination with Rose Quartz.
4. Snorkel Blue: A cool plunge underwater. This deep shade plays contrast to the light, calming colors.
5. Buttercup: Optimistic and sunny, this irrepressible yellow beams back at you.
6. Limpet Shell: Like an idyllic day at the beach, this refreshing aqua will remind you of clear waters rushing to the shore.
7. Lilac Gray: A congenial neutral with a hint of lilac for a twist on stony gray.
8. Fiesta: A spicy, saturated red, this confident hue perks up your decor as a zesty accent color.
9. Iced Coffee: A warm light brown with a creamy undertone. Perfect as a transitional shade.
10. Green Flash: This blithe, summery green will charm its way into your decorating scheme.

Create Your Own Coastal Retreat

Coastal decor invokes that mystic murmur of a shell pressed against your ear or the brackish sting of salt on your tongue. Whether your home is firmly landlocked or neighbor to the sea, the coastal theme fits swimmingly into any room—bedroom, kitchen, or bath. Keep your indoor slice of paradise simplistic and light with some basic coastal decorating tips.

1. Color: A coastal color palette includes mostly cool tones, like soft blues, light aquas, and greens, mitigated by sandy neutrals. Peach or coral can bring unexpected pops of color, like an ocean sunset, but deep colors should be used sparingly. The Tides Bedspread makes impeccable use of the coastal palette, featuring a wavy blend of light blue, cerulean, celadon, light steel blue, and aqua. Its rounded corners swell like waves, and the cotton fabric is fresh and breathable.

Tides Grande Bedspread

2. Patterns & Textures: Like those on a piece of saltwater taffy or a beach parasol, stripes are a staple pattern of the coastal theme. Scalloped borders and lines call to mind the ebb and flow of waves and (of course) the scallop shell. Most of the Natural Shells Table Linens utilize both stripes and scalloped edges, as well as a machine-quilted surface reminiscent of rippling water. With a napkin set, table runner and topper, placemat sets, and a quilted apron available, Natural Shells will give your kitchen the quaint appeal of a seaside cottage.

3. Moods & Motifs: The coastal theme is remarkably versatile; you can put your own unique spin on coastal decor by invoking certain moods. With shell motifs, you can conjure a vivacious atmosphere as well as nature’s beauty. The Spa Shells Shower Curtain and coordinating Bath Collection utilize shell designs and simple lines and shapes to make entering your bathroom like stumbling upon a hidden cove.

The sticking point of the coastal theme is to keep decor as uncomplicated as possible. By avoiding overly-elaborate decorations and eliminating clutter, your new coastal room will emit a sense of floating along, rather than battling the current.