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See Which 3 Colors We’re Loving for Spring

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1. EMERALD GREEN

Photo by Eric Piasecki / OTTO

Photo by Eric Piasecki / OTTO

Emerald Green: A Tiny Bit

Art is always an easy fix for injecting your space with a sly hint of color, and we love a bit of emerald on the wall. Arranging pieces grid-style lets you cover as little or as much wall as you’d like while giving you full control over how much green makes it into the room.

Photo by Henri Del Olmo/GMA Images

Photo by Henri Del Olmo/GMA Images

Emerald Green: A Little More

Any room can benefit from a signature piece of furniture, which will stylistically elevate everything else around it. A plush green armchair, whether front and center in your living room or turning an ambiguous space into a reading nook, invites guests to sit down and stay awhile.

Photo by Patrick Cline/Lonny Magazine

Photo by Patrick Cline/Lonny Magazine

Emerald Green: A Whole Lot

Emerald walls have the ability to swing from edgy and fun to formal and proper, depending on the types of pieces you fill the room with. Traditional-leaning pieces, like an antique sideboard, will tone down the color a bit, while modern, sleek pieces in bold hues will only up the drama. For the best of both worlds, go for a mix of styles.

2. CORAL

Photo by Jonny Valiant

Photo by Jonny Valiant

Coral: A Tiny Bit

Give your boudoir a boost by adding a single coral accent piece—think side table or stool. It’ll instantly brighten up your bedroom for spring, especially when paired with cooler shades like blue, purple, and green.

Photo by Eric Piasecki/OTTO

Photo by Eric Piasecki/OTTO

Coral: A Little More

If you are really feeling coral but don’t want to commit to too much of it, consider some coral-colored seating. A bit of solid color gives the eye a place to rest in a room filled with pattern, plus coral has fewer traditional connotations than pink, so it lets you go trad without the fear of being fussy.

Photo by Lucas Allen/GMA Images

Photo by Lucas Allen/GMA Images

Coral: A Whole Lot

Who says a study has to be paneled with dark wood and studded with club chairs? Glossy coral walls look très chic, especially in small spaces like a study, an office, or a powder room. Don’t be afraid to embrace a coral-to-the-max look by pulling the shade into some of the furnishings in the room as well.

 

3. CANARY YELLOW

Photo by Lesley Unruh

Photo by Lesley Unruh

Canary Yellow: A Tiny Bit

All hail the power of a pop of color. Though canary can work with other bold shades in moderation, it plays really well with blacks, whites, grays, and deep blues. Not ready to commit to a couch? Consider a smaller piece like a love seat or an armchair.

Photo by Patrick Cline / Lonny Magazine

Photo by Patrick Cline / Lonny Magazine

Canary Yellow: A Little More

Using a punch of canary yellow in both your furniture and your wall decor still leaves plenty of room for experimenting with other hues. To up the canary quotient, opt for an oversize yellow painting on the wall, or (cheap-trick alert!) hang a framed piece of wallpaper that features yellow as the background color.

Photo by Ngoc Minh Ngo

Photo by Ngoc Minh Ngo

Canary Yellow: A Whole Lot

Any breakfast nook can be sunny with a hit of canary yellow, which is guaranteed to perk you up even before your morning coffee is ready. Try using multiple shades of this cheery hue to keep the room from swinging into matchy-matchy territory. Again, it tends to look best when paired with black, white, and gray.

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