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Most Indiana residents would agree that it’s such a relief to walk outside without bracing for the unavoidable biting cold. While the cold snap has finally broken, we still know better than to believe that it’s going to be smooth sailing until the beautiful summer days arrive. Let’s face it; spring weather always needs a little extra encouragement. Now that people are starting their seasonal cleaning, they may find that the addition of interior spring colors can offer a fresh new look to the room and encourage that wonderful feeling of new beginnings that the season generally has a way of offering.
Painting interiors with a springtime palette can be incredibly exciting. The colors tend to be cheery even on the inevitable rainy days and brighten up when sunlight shines in. Although many people think of pastels colors when they think spring, they’re options actually go far beyond that. So what makes a cheery seasonal interior? When in doubt, draw inspiration from flowers, bold and subtle greenery and calm blue skies (even if they haven’t appeared quite yet). Don’t be afraid to use some of the exciting electric colors, which can be quite invigorating this time of year. If you’re worried about overdoing it, simply use a small amount of the bright color, or limit it to accent walls and small rooms.
One of the tricks for a great green color is to stay away from the warmer side of the color wheel. While deep forest greens may look great, they may be a little too intense when the summer is in full swing. As an example, choosing a mint green is a great calming and beautiful choice as an alternative to white. For those looking for something more active, electric or lime greens work great for a bright addition to many rooms.
Ideal for bedrooms and living rooms, light blues can lower blood pressure and encourage unwinding in the spaces that homeowners want it the most. Everyone has their own personal preference of the various light blues, but many like to imagine mimicking clean water or bright skies to achieve the effect.
Lavender tends to be a popular choice when considering spring inspired colors that brighten up rooms. Homeowners should follow their intuition when choosing bold spring-themed interior paints. Favorite flowers are a great start on the path to finding a color that adds excitement to a room.