Spring Greens and Summer Yellows

Spring Greens and Summer Yellows

Sarah Coffey
May 28, 2010

For Memorial Day weekend, we're pulling together a color scheme that's just right for the transition from spring to summer. Nope, it's not red, white, and blue—although that's definitely an appropriate Memorial Day palette, we prefer to find inspiration in nature. Right now, we're gravitating towards grassy greens and marigold yellows.

This is a casual color scheme that can be as simple as adding some yellow flowers or as involved as painting a spring green accent wall. If overdone, it can feel a little 1970s, but when it's balanced with white or an offbeat accent color like bright pink or red, it comes off as fresh and laid-back.

We've rounded up a few examples of the look from the Apartment Therapy archives. For a deeper dive into the homes shown above, click through the following links.

Emily and Meeko's Sunny First Apartment
Beth's Family Townhouse
Julie and Nate Channel the Colonial Aesthetic
Cameron and Matt's Bright and Chic Modern
Lisa and Clay's Artsy and Calm Collaboration
Vase of Marigolds
Kelly and Jonathan's Mission District Charmer
Terisa, Colin, and Lauren's Family Home
Deana and Nadim's Daring Duplex
AB Chao's Modern Plus Old Equals MOLD

Photos: Jess Watson, Lindsey Roberts, Liezel Strauss and Beth Evans, Beth Zeigler, Phillip Maisel, justmakeit used under Creative Commons license, Sarah Coffey, Deana Bracken, AB Chao

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