Painting your walls in fresh, energizing spring colors can give your decor an instant lift that will last all year long. Whether you prefer pastel Easter egg pinks, blues, and lavenders, earthy shades of green inspired by nature, or peppy bright shades of yellow, here are some ideas for spring paint colors that will transform your home and boost your mood, whether or not the sun is shining or the flowers are in bloom.
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A painted coral accent wall brightens this compact Paris bedroom from Neva Interior Design. The feel-good color is carried onto the accent pillows and bedding and mixes well with the wood and woven accents in the otherwise white room.
Paint suggestion: Benjamin Moore Coral ReefContinue to 2 of 17 below.
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This galley style primary bathroom from Desiree Burns Interiors is covered in bright mint green paint that adds color while preserving a light and airy feel.
Paint suggestion: Benjamin Moore Fresh MintContinue to 3 of 17 below.
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Yellow is the color of buttercups and daffodils, bumble bees, and bright, sunny spring days, but it works as an spirit-lifting pick-me-up at any time of year. In this room from French interior designer Vanessa Scoffier at Paris' Hotel Henriette, a sunny yellow accent wall behind the daybed is cheerful even on gray days and complements the throw pillows in shades of Easter egg blue.
Paint suggestion: Annie Sloan English YellowContinue to 4 of 17 below.
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A candy pink border gives this cheerful kids room from Eklektik Studio a lively spring feel that is accented with pops of strawberry pink and red that adds depth and makes it work year-round.
Paint suggestion: Farrow & Ball Nancy's BlushesContinue to 5 of 17 below.
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Fresh sky blue walls give this teen bedroom from Mary Patton Design a cool and calming feel that is warmed up with a curvy pink sofa and patterned textiles.
Paint suggestion: Little Greene Sky BlueContinue to 6 of 17 below.
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Pastel lavender walls give this combination laundry room and craft room from Mindy Gayer Design Co. a fresh and unexpected look that sparks creativity and makes housework feel like less of a chore.
Paint used: Dunn Edwards Eagle's ViewContinue to 7 of 17 below.
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Peachy Pink + Mustard Yellow
Pairing pale peachy pink walls with earthy mustard yellow closet doors gives this bedroom from paint and color expert and chalk paint creator Annie Sloan an all-weather dose of energizing cheer.
Paint used: Annie Sloan Piranesi Pink (walls), Annie Sloan Carnaby Yellow (doors)Continue to 8 of 17 below.
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Painting the ceiling is a fun way to brighten any room. This space from deVOL Kitchens pairs a pale sage green ceiling with shades of pink and blue in this happy space.
Paint suggestion: Clare Dirty MartiniContinue to 9 of 17 below.
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Blush pink walls create a soft backdrop for this pink-and-green bedroom from Mary Patton Design that is decorated with floral patterned throw pillows and a canopy over the bed in a mix of textiles.
Paint suggestion: Farrow & Ball Middleton PinkContinue to 10 of 17 below.
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You don't have to paint the walls to add a dose of spring color to a room like this light-flooded kitchen from deVOL Kitchens. The pale sunny yellow ceiling beams add a touch of color that complements the multitude of green plants to create an uplifting space.
Paint suggestion: Farrow & Ball Dayroom YellowContinue to 11 of 17 below.
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Shades of purple from lilac to lavender are an eye-catching spring paint color choice for walls, like this bathroom from Mary Patton Design.
Paint suggestion: Benjamin Moore Spring LilacContinue to 12 of 17 below.
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Painting the window trim of this London basement kitchen from deVOL Kitchens in a fresh apple green creates a visual link between the indoors and outdoors, helped along by dark green cabinetry and the view of a terraced green garden above the outdoor patio.Continue to 13 of 17 below.
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Pastel Rainbow Stripes
This painted pastel rainbow striped patio from A Beautiful Mess is a simple DIY that will bring spring vibes to your outdoor space all year round.
Paint used: (From left to right) Valspar Snow Pa, Valspar Pirate's Treasure, Valspar Magic Wand, Sherwin-Williams Rachel Pink, Valspar Coral Reef, Valspar Sweet Lemon, Sherwin-Williams Coral Perfection, Valspar Pirate's TreasureContinue to 14 of 17 below.
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The walls of this London bedroom from Studio Peake are painted in a luminous shade of pistachio green that feels fresh and soothing and is neutral enough to be paired with virtually any hue.Continue to 15 of 17 below.
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Dazey Den chose bright yellow paint for this midcentury modern-inspired bathroom that wakes up the small space.
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An easy way to add a springtime feel to your kitchen is to paint the window surrounds in a sunny yellow that will make the light shine brighter. It also doesn't involve the cost or hassle of painting the windows or walls, like this bright, plant-filled kitchen from Casa Watkins Living.
Paint suggestion: Behr Bicycle Yellow
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Spring paint colors for your home like the earthy muddy sage green walls in this London sitting room from Emilie Fournet Interiors have a natural feel that symbolizes renewal and works at any time of year.
Paint used: Farrow & Ball Dyrehaven 9819
What is a spring color?
Spring colors include fresh, energizing, nature-inspired shades of yellow, orange, pink, blue, green, or lavender that can range from pastel Easter egg shades to brighter hues.
What are spring colors for decorating?
Fashion and interior design are constantly borrowing from one another and used interchangeably depending on the year or the designer. Spring colors range from Easter egg colors like pastel shades of pale blue, pink, yellow, green, and lavender, to brighter shades of green or fuchsia. Dress your home in any combination of mood-boosting spring colors.
What is the most popular spring color?
The favorite spring color changes from year to year, depending on moods, trends, and what has come before. Popular spring paint colors in recent years include blush pink and sage green, and spring paint colors for your home that work all year include versatile shades of pale yellow and blue. Don’t worry about being on trend—just pick your favorite springtime hue, or any combination of soft or peppy spring colors that will lift your spirits and elevate your decor.