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Are you wondering which colours best represent spring and how to use them in your home? We uncover six colours to use in your home this spring.
There are many more ways to introduce colour into your home other than painting your walls or getting a bold, colourful couch. Here we identify the six colours you should be using in your home to bring that spring feeling, and which provide subtle ways to incorporate a little colour in your interior.
Written by: Emma Follet-Botha


Painting your walls in a light, muted sea foam hue can give a feeling of space to a smaller room and brighten it instantly. If you choose saturated, intense shades of turquoise, teal and mint, you'll close in the space much more. A safe strategy is to use lighter shades for larger areas and add bright touches with small furnishings – think kitchen canisters, throws and bath towels in sea foam hues.
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Pantone’s 2019 Colour of the Year, coral is still going strong – and it's a great choice to consider when doing a revamp. Play with different shades from the coral family to suit your space and mood – think lighter pinks and oranges. Make a statement by painting a door in the your preferred shade, or just the bottom third of your walls. Alternatively focus on bringing the colour in with your accessories – a coral throw or scatter cushion will add a pretty pop of colour. 
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Green is a gorgeous option for creating a sense of drama and worldly value without looking dull. Timeless in every regard, green works especially well when paired with natural elements and neutral tones. Its gender neutrality ensures it transitions seamlessly between walls, moulding, furniture and accessories. Consider a rug, a luscious plant or a forest green bookshelf or cabinet. In the kitchen, green cools things down; in a family room or living room, it encourages unwinding with just enough warmth to promote comfort and a sense of togetherness.
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Grey is undoubtedly the most coveted contemporary shade thanks to its versatile nature. Bring in some colour by pairing grey with bright shades such as canary yellow – a sophisticated colour combination prevalent in most modern spaces. Crockery in shades of grey or grey shades won't date and perfectly complement colourful dinner spreads.
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Last year, Ultra Violet was Pantone’s Colour of the Year, but this year it's all about muted shades of purple. Lighter purples such as lilac offer a subtle intensity that makes the shade slightly more versatile in the home. But don't be afraid to experiment with bold purples, such as aubergine – these have a striking effect when used in small spaces (and sparingly). Lavender creates a serene, feminine atmosphere, so consider using accents of this colour in your bedroom or any space that you’d like to transform into a sanctuary.
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Blue is considered to be calming, and as such it is often recommended for bedrooms and bathrooms. The amount of natural light your room receives is a good guide when choosing your preferred shade. A pastel blue can come across as cold and clinical in a room that receives very little natural light, for instance. If you opt for a light blue as the primary colour in a room, balance it with furnishings and fabrics in warmer hues. To encourage relaxation in social areas like living rooms or kitchens, consider warmer blues, such as periwinkle, or brighter variations like cerulean or turquoise.
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  1. Thank you, articles are informative and educational. Inspiring decor tips on spicing living spaces with a pop of color.