How to Use Tropical Colors in Your Home’s Design

Summer may feel like a ways away, but before you know it, spring will be making its entrance in March. While we have to wait for winter to end, right now can be a great time to consider redecorating your home in light, airy vacation colors. From bright, sunny yellows, bursts of oranges and lush greens, tropical colors can also be used to warm up your home.

Using tropical hues in your home does not mean that you have to paint your accent walls or other architectural features with vivid colors. Nor do you need to swap out furniture. Instead, when going with a tropical design, less is always more. So what does that mean exactly? Let’s take a look!

1. Light Fixtures

Swapping out bland or neutral tone lighting fixtures for ones that give a tropical or festive vibe can help add life to your space. Try to find fixtures that feature Carribean hues like orange, coral or canary yellow. You can even get creative and opt for fixtures with organic elements like seashells to truly capture the look. You may be surprised how switching out such a simple decor piece will attract the attention of your visitors.

2. Accent Pillows and Throws

An easy way you can use tropical colors in your decor is by incorporating pillows and throws that have beachy colors. This is an inexpensive way to make to recreate that lovable vacation-feel in any room.

3. Beach-Inspired Accessories

If you really want to make a significant impact, you can accessorize different rooms with beach trinkets. Seashells, beads and other island-themed accessories can be used to emphasize the tropical theme; however, you do not want to use a lot of these accessories within one space because it can be overwhelming and distract from other design elements in the room.

4. Patterns and Textiles

Do not be afraid to use vibrant island colors on your textiles and patterns. You can use tropical colors in your furniture fabrics and even on the floors with an area rug. Be sure to mix and match solids and patterns to create the perfect island look.

What is your favorite part of tropical design? We would love to hear your thoughts below in the comment section.

Inspiring Seasonal Colors that Work Year-Round

Fall is the perfect season to gain design inspiration for your home. During these breezy months, you can find beautiful, warm colors and hues that can work in your home’s design. For fall inspiration, stayed tuned because we have six fall colors that work year-round: 

  1. Espresso Brown. Inspired by the deep tones found in nature, espresso brown can make a subtle appearance in your space as an accent color or even a wall color. For a dramatic look, you can purchase furniture in this deep shade. This color looks almost black; therefore, it goes with nearly every color out there, and you do not have to worry about it clashing with anything.
  2. Burnt Orange. The autumn trees inspired us to love this particular color because of its warm and breezy hues. Burnt orange looks great as an accent color in patterns or as a statement piece. You can transform an entire room with this beautiful “orangey” hue.
  3. Sienna. We like to think of Sienna as a more natural color that does not stand out as much as burnt orange but helps tie together your browns, oranges, and reds. It works well as an accent piece to tie together other hues. 
  4. Mustard Yellow. If you are looking for a statement, mustard yellow is here to take charge. Using yellow in your decor is anything but subtle, and that is why we love it. You can try using this color in areas of your room that you want to draw attention. If you are feeling extra trendy, you can try to use it as your base color.
  5. Garnet Red. This is a beautiful, deep red that embodies elegance and power. We absolutely love this color for sofa chairs, decorations, or a wall color. Garnet Red needs a powerful place for its compelling look. 
  6. Plum. If you are looking for a deeper shade than garnet red, plum purple is the shade for you. This rich color is soothing to look at and provides a full body of drama in one shade. The deep plum may be too dark for a wall color but works well for decorations and accent pieces.

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