Beautiful Colour Combinations for Summer You’ve Got to Try

Summer is here, and it’s time to look forward to luscious juicy mangoes, lazy poolside brunches, rainbows of flowering trees and long, cool drinks! It’s also time for you to refresh your home décor. Lighten up, and revel in summery florals, light and airy colour combinations and lots and lots of greenery.

Here’s our list of designer-approved colour trends for this sunshine season. We’ve got them all, from breezy shades for the bedrooms to fun colour combos for your living room couch!

Minty Coolers

Picture a tall, minty drink with a splash of lime, plenty of ice cubes and blue curacao. That’s what these refreshing shades are evocative of, in this cooler-than-cool living room that’s the perfect retreat from the harsh summer sun! Shades of blue tend to take on a wonderful quality when the light plays off them, and this room transforms itself during different times of the day.

Mango Tango

Summers are incomplete without loads of juicy fruits, and what better colour could you choose to deck up your home than delightful mango! It’s easy to get into the work-from-home mood, when you have this pretty home office, with mouth-wateringly delicious mango walls and neat accents in white and rattan.

Blue Skies and Clouds

One of the most relaxing shades in the entire spectrum, there’s nothing quite as serene and soothing as whisper-soft pastel blue. This gorgeous bedroom makes a strong case for a blue and white palette, even as it channels the endless tranquility of powder blue skies and ephemeral wisps of clouds.

Tripping on Colours!

Summer gardens are a riot of colours and textures, with the prettiest of flowers attracting even prettier butterflies. Cushions in bold, solid shades of golden yellow, orange, pink and green evoke the colours of summer blooms, and are perfectly at home in this casual setting. Energetic, fun and stylish, these colours add vibrancy to any space.

Pastel Palettes

We’re looking at the summer vacation bedroom of our dreams! The pastel palette in this bedroom calls to mind lazy, endless summer days spent doing absolutely nothing at all. The demure undertones of pale pinks, blues and greens are timeless and elegant, and offer the perfect foil to the harsh summer sun. The leafy bedcovers add the outdoor touch.

A Rainbow of Colours

Summertime get-togethers call for piles of squishy cushions in bright prints and bold colours—the more, the merrier! Experiment with textures and patterns, and mix and match a cascade of colours that go well together (or don’t!). You can try playing off stripes, chevron prints and polka dots against solid shades in the same colour family. The idea is to have fun, that’s what summer is all about!

Colour Me Yellow

With the sun is sizzling in the sky, can shades of yellow be far behind? This dashing yellow sofa is a showstopper indeed, and speaks of long, lazy days spent binge-watching mushy Netflix tele-novellas! The brightness of the fabric is toned down by the pale grey walls, and the striped cushions add visual interest and pattern.

Cantaloupe Melons

Melon refreshers are a must-have during this season, refreshing yet warm! Give your kitchen a warm-weather upgrade, with colourful shutters in offbeat shades. This lovely contemporary kitchen gets the summer vibe just right, with modular cabinets in a soft, gentle shade of melon. Just the inspiration you need to dish up loads of lovely fruity salads and long, refreshing coolers!

More Shades of Blue

We’re definitely guilty of being unable to get enough of the blues during the summer. A classic blue feature wall in this living room is the perfect summertime hue, especially when it’s paired with cool white. Every one of the furniture and accessories in the room is carefully colour-coordinated to follow this two-tone palette, right from the ceramic jar to the lamp, artwork and cushions.

Tips for Summer Décor

• Use plenty of colours on the cooler end of the spectrum, from the greens to the blues—you’ll need to cool off from all that sun!
• Pick warm, saturated shades and intersperse with floral motifs in the wallpaper, cushions and upholstery.
• Add lovely bunches of flowers in every room for the cheeriest vibe of them all! Do remember to keep cut flowers hydrated. Just think, if summer makes you thirsty, it will make the blooms thirsty too!
• Keep fabrics and materials light and breezy. We’re all done with winter’s thick and heavy drapes! Swap out woollens and velvets for crisp cottons and light linens.
• Let the fun shine through as you decorate, and follow your heart. Your home should reflect all the things you love.
• A cooling addition to any space is an indoor waterfall. Not only does it regulate the temperatures all around, but the sound of gurgling water is very refreshing. Get one with plenty of greenery all around, and stay cool while the sun shines!

When it comes to summer fun and frolic, there really are no rules! Do tell us all about your summer décor ideas in the comments below, we always love to hear from you. And oh, just a reminder. HomeLane’s designers are in the summer mood too, so if you need help with your décor just give us a call.

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