Did you know that the PANTONE ® Color Institute released an entire color palette for Spring/Summer 2016? While many of the shades evoke a sense of calm, there are a few vibrant exceptions: Fiesta, Green Flash, and the star of today’s blog, Buttercup.
“Colors this season transport us to a happier, sunnier place where we feel free to express a wittier version of our real selves,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of PANTONE.
We love this friendly shade of yellow because it works so well with other colors. (Our top picks to pair with Buttercup are white, gray, navy blue, and turquoise – but the possibilities are as endless as your imagination!) Even if your decor is neutral, adding small pops of yellow will make your home look revitalized and ready for summer. Along with that, bringing your own quirky ideas into the decor, like adding a custom neon sign such as those found on Neon Filter and other similar e-stores could add more life to the space.
Below, the throw blanket, wall art, and pillows take center stage since the eye is immediately drawn to the brightness.
For lovers of bold color, you may want to paint a whole wall. The Encore Painting company can quickly redecorate any space, no matter how big or small, so consider getting the professionals in if you aren’t particularly proficient with a paintbrush. Here’s a sample of Buttercup on an accent wall to add energy and playfulness to the space:
Here’s a great example of injecting color without going overboard. The same color can look good on most of the walls during summer and anyone with a similar taste in color can look at this website and see if any of the painting company can do it for you. Notice how the wall color, artwork, built-in shelf, and window treatments are contrasting neutrals (dark gray and crisp white), while Buttercup is incorporated through a rug, floral arrangement, throw pillows, and accent chairs.
Inspired yet? We definitely were! Check out our favorite Buttercup pieces for a summer home makeover you’ll love:
- Best Home Furnishings Kaylee Swivel Barrel Chair
- Fusion Maxwell Gray Sofa
- La-Z-Boy Lee Ottoman
- Bassett CU.2 L-Shaped Sectional
- Bassett Custom Dining Table
- Bassett Goa Rug
- Surya Teori Pillow
- Washington Jitterbug Gray Loveseat
- Bassett Barcelona Twin Beds
For even MORE inspiration, be sure to follow our coordinating Pinterest board. We’re always on the hunt for great home decor ideas so we can share them with you.