5 Colors for Summer

cherry tomato

cherry tomato door at Lonny


lime green via House Beautiful

 deep blue

shades of blue in the home of finoa douglas, photo by david cadzow

yellowyellow via Bobbie Burgers

pink in the master bedroom

our bedroom with a dash pink

I like for my home to reflect the current season without pulling out seasonal plastic bins of decorations. Some easy ways I try to get some color impact in our spaces are:

  • shop the house and gather a few things in the same color family and put them all in one room (that’s what I did with pink in our bedroom)
  • bring in flowers
  • finally paint your front door that color you’ve always wanted
  • set out a bowl of seasonal fruit, your family can eat it and you can decorate with it
  • switch out your pillow covers for something brighter, you don’t need to keep a huge stash of extra pillows, but it’s fun to have a few extra pillow covers to choose from
  • paint your own wall art for the price of a new or used canvas from the goodwill
  • put that brightly colored throw or quilt on the bed
  • cut something, anything green from your yard and bring it inside
  • want a big change? paint that wall a super saturated color

np color pinboard

color board

There’s a lot more color inspiration at the Nesting Place Color Pinboard


  1. Eye candy! I get that every time I visit your blog.

  2. Love it! Lime green is my “go to” color any time of year!

    • love that you have a ‘go to’ color–such an interesting question to ask what your go to color is!! I think mine is currently pink/coral

  3. Simple, great advice! This is the time when you thank yourself for planting all of those flowering plants (hydrangeas!) over the years!

  4. I love the cherry tomato door – very vibrant & summery!

  5. I’m loving pink right now. I’m sprinkling it around the house with beautiful pink flowers. A bit here and there does the trick.

  6. Christie says

    I like the advice to switch out pillow covers rather than store entire pillows!

  7. I love the idea of “shopping the house”. There used to be a show on HGTV, that would redesign a room by shopping the house. For the life of me I can’t remember the name of the show.

  8. I stick to a mostly white/pale color palette, but we’re moving soon, and I think I need to take a spin around your pinterest boards for inspiration:)

  9. What a great summer post! I’m about to try my hand at painting a canvas to make my own art. Something I have never done! Here’s hoping!

  10. The yellow bedspread and pillows are my favorite! I’ve toyed with the idea of doing a room in yellow and always chickened out (I’m not afraid of color, just yellow for some reason.) Water Damage Temecula CA

  11. I love the amount of pink in your bedroom. That’s what I want. Somehow I always end up going overboard on the pink, though. Haha. Can’t imagine how that happens… ::puts on best innocent face:: I just love pink too much, I think.

  12. Gorgeous colours, I’m loving yellow at the moment, probably because we see so little sunshine in the UK, I’d like to manufacture some of my own. I also love the shades of blue, for such a cool colour it’s created a really warm space. I guess that’s the benefit of mixing hues, it’s much more dimensional.

  13. Decorating a home is a thoughtful and inspired process that does indeed require lots of creativity and patience.

  14. Where is the grey bed from?

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