Feeling like you want to brighten and refresh the rooms in your home for the spring season? Pastel, spring-y colors can be hard to master — the wrong hue and you could feel like you're living inside a piece of candy. But many of these shades of pink, yellow, blue and green, when done right, are calming, bright and cheerful. Here are nine shades that get it just right. Though the light in every home is different, you can see how these nine actual paint colors work in real homes and decide if it's a hue you might want to try out!
Pictured above: Farrow and Ball's Hound Lemon with a Duck Egg Blue from Laura Ashley on the ceiling in The Gorings' Bright, Inspiring Home & Secret Garden Studio.
Benjamin Moore Romantic Pink spotted in Emily Schuman's Modern Rustic Home House Tour.
Benjamin Moore Sunlit Coral is a pale partner to Coral Gables in Traci's Incredible South Pasadena Craftsman.
Benjamin Moore Aura's Summer Shower is spotted in the guest bedroom of Marianna & Micah's Slices of the South.
Also in Marianna & Micah's Slices of the South is Benjamin Moore Aura Pebble Creek.
Neighborhood paint store Porter Paints from Allen Paint in Evening Glow. Found in Jenna's Colorful Colonial Reno.
In Alysia's Stunning Vintage Sanctuary, the kitchen ceiling is Benjamin Moore Outer Sphere and the walls are Benjamin Moore At Sea.
Behr's Provence Creme lightens up the living room in Jocelyn & Jim's Resonant Retreat
Behr's Spa in the kitchen of Jocelyn & Jim's Resonant Retreat.
(Image credits: The Gorings' Bright, Inspiring Home & Secret Garden Studio; Emily Schuman's Modern Rustic Home; Bethany Nauert; Tara Bellucci; Kathryn Bacalis; Theresa Gonzalez; Alexis Buryk)