The Best Paint Colors for Anyone Whose Favorite Season Is Spring
Once spring has finally arrived, is there a better way to celebrate than by giving your home a seasonal makeover? Before you call the contractor, remember that nothing updates a space quite like a fresh coat of paint. And with the many different springtime-inspired hues on the market for you to choose from, painting your entryway, ceiling, front door, or entire living room in a spirited shade should be a no-brainer. After all, paint is the easiest, most affordable way to give you space an instant refresh.
"Spring-inspired colors help brighten an unexpected or small space," says Caroline Grant of Dekar Design. "Powder rooms, entry foyers, and hallways are great places to explore bold colors and cheerful hues." Adds Dolores Suarez of Dekar: "Since people don't spend a lot of time in those places, you can go really maximalist with the color, unlike in your master bedroom or dining room which you might want to keep more calm."
Not to mention that a spring-friendly paint palette—otherwise know as one inspired by spring-blooming flowers or fresh greenery—is a stylish way to bring some outdoor vibes into your home. "Spring is all about fresh, soothing pastel colors, which can actually serve as a neutral," says interior designer Anne Hepfer, whose work is shown here. "A soft, robin's egg blue can help create a serene atmosphere by evoking the natural colors of the sky—bringing the outdoors in."
Whether you're searching for a bright hue to satisfy your inner flower child or simply a crisp coat of color for your home this spring, here are 12 paint colors inspired by the season of new beginnings.
Spring Has Sprung
If you're looking for a more subdued alternative to true spring green, Benjamin Moore's "Spring Has Sprung," a laid-back olive-y shade, works well as a neutral but still provides a nice pop of color.
'Tis the season for pretty pastels and all-things pale pink. "Primrose Bouquet," a muted shade of blush from Behr, instantly warms up any room without overpowering a space.
If you're a fan of lavender, then you probably already know the flowering plant starts to blossom in late spring. Aptly named "Wild Lavender," Valspar's soothing shade of violet is inspired by these vibrant, aromatic blooms, and will work wonders on the walls of your bedroom or bathroom.
It wouldn't be springtime if bulbs weren't in bloom, which is why we think anyone who loves this season will go crazy for Benjamin Moore's "Spring Tulips." This saturated shade mimics the much-awaited pink tulip and makes a big impact in a small space, like a powder room or entryway.
Clean and earthy, Farrow & Ball's "Radicchio," a mellow shade of crimson, draws from the color of Italian chicory leaves. Slightly tempered with tulip-esque magenta hues, this muted red offers a contemporary alternative to brighter reds.
Inspired by the pale purple-y-pink hues of its namesake flower, Sherwin Williams' "Anemone" is a lovely shade of light pink with cool gray undertones. It's a pleasing alternative to other blushes.
If you love spring blooms—and who doesn't?—then "Purple Hyacinth" by Behr is the paint color for you. Named after the beloved perennial that blooms in early-to-mid spring, this bluish-purple paint is bold but sweet—just like the flower.
A good spring green can liven up any room. This Valspar shade—which the company dubbed "Spring Glow"—is nice mix of light green and pale yellow, so it's not overly energetic.
What's more calming the color of the sky on a clear spring day? Benjamin Moore channeled that vibe when creating "Spring Sky," an ultra-light blue will make any space feel more serene, especially more intimate spaces like your bedroom.
"Peony Pink," an orangey-pink hue by Behr, is inspired by the color peonies, and packs some serious punch.
Why waste your time with traditional earth tones when you can celebrate spring with a more sprightly hue? Glidden's charming shade of pale blue-violet named "Spring Bluebell" works great as a trim but is still soft enough to use on a main wall.