Written by : April Hardwick 

Bring Spring Colors Home

Put away those cozy woolens and wintry whites and make way for spring blooms.

After perusing Pantone’s 2017 hot list, we’ve selected four versatile hues for you to experiment with this spring. From vibrant Primrose Yellow to Pale Dogwood pink and Niagara, a classic blue, it’s time to start living in color!

Rounding out the set is showstopper Greenery, Pantone’s 2017 color of the year. “It speaks to our desire to explore and reinvent, and imparts a sense of buoyancy,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “Greenery offers us self-assurance and boldness to live life on our own terms, during a time when we are re-defining what makes us successful and happy.”

Choosing a color palette comes down to personal preference. Leslie Harrington, executive director of The Color Association of the United States, says that people often lose the connection between choosing the right color and what their intentions are for the purpose or mood of the space. “Color [is] very individualistic, depending on your stage in life and approach to change.”

Susan Hable, author of A Colorful Home, enjoys vibrant art but says a small amount of color can be enough to light up the room. “Then add decorative pillows or accents like a rug or upholstery with a similar color,” she says. “I think it is too much when one uses too many bright colors to make a room ‘happy’ instead of making conscientious choices about what color brings to a room.”

One simple and affordable way to add a pop of color to a space is with accents and accessories. Experiment and have fun with color in your home. We've gathered our favorite spring-hued products and ideas to help you do just that.

Living Greens: This Spring Green Succulent 12" Wreath sets the right tone on the front door or anywhere in your home ($158, oliveandcocoa.com).

Light It Up: Brighten up a corner with the Rosemary Green Wexler Table Lamp ($129.99, lampsplus.com).

Get Knotty: This 14" x 20" Macramé Pillow in lime gives an age-old craft a modern touch ($98, companyc.com).

Form & Function: Anda armchair by Pierre Paulin has curve appeal ($2,190, ligne-roset.com).

Bittersweet: A vintage botanical print is revised. Meyer Lemon Table Runner and Citrus Porcelain Dinner Plates, set of 4 ($47.96 each, williams-sonoma.com).

Sunny Disposition: We love the Millie Chest for its flexibility (great addition to any room) and storage, 32"W x 16"D x 30½"H ($299, grandinroad.com).

Say It Loud: This supersoft 16" indoor/outdoor pillow channels happy thoughts ($109, alexandraferguson.com).

Curvaceous: Both sculptural and functional, the Threshold Earthenware Vase is beautiful in blue ($24.99, target.com).

Natural Setting: Elegant florals sweep across the Birch Way Indigo dinnerware set by Kate Spade (prices range from $18 to $270, lenox.com).

Top-Notch: Make a statement with the refined elegance of the Vivienne Tray Table, featuring brass legs and a glass tray ($279, grandinroad.com).

Fur Real: The Mongolian Sheep Fur Throw Pillow exudes texture and charm in a soft petal hue ($129, grandinroad.com).

Table Top: Constellation Napkin Ring in blush, $28 for set of 4, shown with Nimbus Napkin, $19 for set of 4. Hand-beaded Bijoux place mat, $128 for set of 2 (kimseybert.com).

In the Garden: Dress your bed in Yves Delorme’s new luxuriously soft Millefiori Quilted Coverlet ($595, usa.yvesdelorme.com).

April Hardwick is the Design Editor for Live Happy magazine.

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