July 9, 2023 marketpl
Flower Palette

Summer is here, and we are loving the interior design trends this season. One of the most exciting trends is the shift to bright colors! Minimalism has been popular for several years, and neutral colors have been dominating the design industry. However, grays, whites and tans are losing popularity, and bold colors are making a comeback.

If you are nervous about committing to bold color palettes, you may want to start with pops of color, rather than painting an entire room. Accent walls are a great option because they will create a focal point in the room, and they give you more flexibility with your decor.

In this post, we have selected 5 color palettes that are inspired by everything we love about the summertime. They are bright, happy, and fun, and they can bring flair to any room.

5 Summer Color Palettes

1. Summer Flower Garden

Flower Garden Palette

Imagine strolling through a summer garden full of blooming flowers. You might see sunflowers, hydrangeas, daisies, and a mix of other flora. This palette from Farrow & Ball is inspired by the colors of summer flowers. The delicate shades of blue, lavender, pink, and yellow will brighten up your space the same way a fresh bouquet makes a room more welcoming.

Farrow & Ball Paints:

  • Babouche, No. 223
  • Cook’s Blue, No. 237
  • Nancy’s Blushes, No. 278
  • Calluna, No. 270

2. Summer Beach Vacation

Beach Vacation Palette

Beach Vacation

The cool blues and greens in this color palette are symbolic of a vast seascape. They are perfectly matched with a warm, sandy beige to remind you of a relaxing summer day on the beach.

These paint colors by Benjamin Moore go well with white or off-white decor to balance out the deep tones. Together, they will bring a sense of tranquility to the space, like the feeling you get while staring out at the ocean waves.

Creating a cool atmosphere


Benjamin Moore Paints:

  • North Sea, CC-932
  • Sea Green, CW-515
  • Sea Reflections, 1664
  • Sand Dunes, 1072


3. Summer Sunset

Sunset Palette

Gradient sky texture after sunset

The next color palette is inspired by the stunning colors that dance across the sky right before dusk. A summer day spent out on the lake often ends with a sunset over the water, and the captivating display of colors always brings us joy.

The sunset palette is a perfect choice for creating an art deco style in your home. The warm pastels go well with gold accents, or you can add contrast with cool-toned furniture such as dark green, dark blue, and black.

Benjamin Moore Paints:

  • Island Sunset, 1346
  • Sausalito Sunset, 074
  • Caribbean Sunset, 1377
  • Sunset Hill, 1212

4.  Summer Pool Day

Pool Day Palette

Enjoying a day in swimming pool with inflatable ring.

Another one of our favorite summer activities is enjoying a day at the pool. This palette represents the refreshing blue water, bright golden sun rays, and shade trees that flutter in the breeze. These light tones are happy and relaxing, and together, they create a feeling of contentment.

If you do not want to stray too far from the neutral colors you are used to, the Pool Day palette is a safe choice. It will spruce up your space while making it feel open and airy.

Spruce up your space

Farrow & Ball Paints:

  • Blue Ground, No. 210
  • Whirlybird, No. 309
  • Cabbage White, No. 269
  • Dayroom Yellow, No. 233

5.  Summer Fruit Basket

Fruit Basket Palette

Fresh summer fruits in the basket

Our last palette is a fun mix of bright, warm colors inspired by summer fruits. The rich shades of red, orange, and yellow remind us of peaches, citrus fruits, watermelon, and cantaloupe. These can be tricky to pair with furniture, but light cool tones and shades of white will help balance out the warmth.

These vibrant colors by Benjamin Moore work well for retro styles, and they can create an atmosphere of happiness, energy, and comfort.

Creating an atmosphere

Benjamin Moore Paints:

  • Watermelon Red, 2087-20
  • Tangerine Dream, 2012-30
  • Peach Sorbet, 2015-40
  • Pineapple Grove, 333

Where to Shop for your Summer Palettes

These color palettes are perfect for giving your space a little more pep and summer inspiration. Each of these paints are designed by high-quality, reputable brands, and you can find all of them at your local Marketplace Paints store.

Marketplace Paints is located in Aiken, North Augusta, and Greenwood, SC, and we specialize in paint, blinds, window treatments, and wallpaper. We also offer color consultations and interior design services.

If you are interested in sprucing up your home or office with your own style inspiration, stop by and talk to one of our experts during store hours, Monday through Saturday. You can find more inspiration and design tips or explore our product brands online!

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