Summer is all about sun and fun. Bring it to life inside your home with these color schemes that make the space brighter and livelier.
Yellow and White
Yellow is the go-to color for summer. It evokes sun and sand and warmth, and it brightens up any room with no effort at all. Opt for a warm yellow color on your walls, or pops of bright yellow accents by using pillowcases, curtains, and other furnishings against a largely white or neutral color palette.
You can take the opposite tack, too -- instead of bright and warm yellows, cool down the indoors with calming blues. Try a light blue shade on the walls. Light blue goes with just about anything, from neutral palettes to richer and more colorful rooms and dark wooden furniture. You can even go the extra mile and cobble together a nautical theme with this color. Once you're done, just kick back, relax, and soak in the vibe of the cloudless summer sky.
Blue and Yellow
Evoking images of surf and sun, blue and yellow together are like the Prom King and Queen of summery color combinations. There’s no way to get it wrong. You can use blue as the master palette and yellow as the accent; you can also opt for the other way around. You can use both these colors as accents too. Using rich, vivid shades will make the room pop; using faded or muted shades will lend to a chic, beachy look.
Blue, White, and Faded Brown
This color trio make the basic nautical look. Get the full effect by using rustic wooden furniture and light brown and neutral colors with faded blues thrown in.