When I think of summer decorating I think of adding a little bit of color to my decor! A “pop” of summer color! Some years it might be blue or red but this year I am smitten with the black/yellow/white combination! No matter what your style or the color palette of your home it’s simple to add a little color of the summer season! I’ll show you how! Today is the SUMMER COLORS HOME TOUR!
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I’m thrilled to be participating in “SUMMER COLORS HOME TOUR”! A big thank you to Jennifer from Town And Country Living for organizing this tour! Please check out the posts at the bottom of this page.
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR COLOR POP
What color will work best in your home for summer? Here’s an easy way to find out…
Using your existing color palette, find a summery version of its complementary color. A color wheel will be your best friend for this! Let’s say you have a predominantly blue and white room, try adding a fun pop of a vibrant zinnia orange to brighten up your space! If a bright orange is just too much for you try a burnt orange or tangerine!
Complimentary colors are directly opposite on the color wheel spectrum and by nature look nice together. Look at all the gorgeous hues you can use!
Here are some complimentary colors…
- lime green/violet
- green/pink or warm magenta
A neutral room is a blank slate for adding color. So choose what you love. Even black can be a very dramatic pop!
I LOVE yellow and black and white! So this summer I’m adding just a little bit of this happy and dramatic trio to the front of my house.
DECIDE ON YOUR “POP” OF COLOR
Decorating with one added color is the smart way to go this summer. Choose your “pop” wisely and stick to it. You can use different shades of the same color but don’t get too far off track!
Go easy on the color you choose! Just a tad will work! Don’t overdo!!!!
CARRY YOUR COLOR TO OTHER ROOMS
If you have connecting rooms make sure to carry your summer color to and through those rooms too. Keep your home happy and fun this summer with a tad of color wherever you look!
ACCESSORIZE WITH COLOR
You can add color with rugs, pillows, and accessories. For me, I only want a hint of my golden yellows and powerful blacks so I’m using a few well placed color filled accessories to create a summer-worthy look!
Pillows are my favorite way to introduce a new color to a room. These pillows will be in our DECORATING TIPS AND TRICKS SHOP soon. Be looking for them and some fun bee motif designs as well!
And I love to add color with vignettes!
One of the easiest ways to add color is to grab a couple bowls or small dishes in the same color! Do you have a buffet or bar cart? Stack dishes in your favorite pop of color there. How fun!
FLOWER POP OF POWER
Flowers are the perfect way to add a much needed summer color to your home! Real from the garden or faux like my sunflowers they make quite a big statement!
It is really worthwhile to invest in good quality faux blooms. I’ve had these sunflowers for years and they still look like new.
Big Easy Tip! When the leaves of faux flowers get too crumples, iron them! I set my iron on low and put a thin dishtowel over each leaf and gently iron it. Test ironing one leaf of your faux flowers to make sure they can stand up to the heat.
I hope you have enjoyed my summer home! What color will you be adding to your home?
Now please visit my blogging friends and see what color they are adding to their home!
Taryn Whitaker Designs – House by Hoff – Zevy Joy – Maison de Pax
Unskinny Boppy – My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia – Vinyet Etc.
Home Made Lovely – The Happy Housie – She Holds Dearly – Little Glass Jar
Becky’s Farmhouse – So Much Better with Age – City Farmhouse
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