April 26th, 2016

Spring Decorating With Tropical Paint Colors



Spring is in full swing, so it’s the perfect time to spruce up your home with fresh, vibrant colors. And you don’t need to break the bank to achieve a seasonal look. Some DIYing and a fresh coat of paint will give your home the updated look you’re dreaming of.

And if you’re looking for a spark of inspiration, the tropics offer endless possibilities. Add an island vibe to your home by choosing tropical paint colors that provide bursts of color. Here are some coastal color palettes to get you started.


Ocean inspired palette



Because of its association with the sky and sea, blue is a color that feels fresh and serene. A palette inspired by the gorgeous tropical water of the Caribbean is the way to go. Coincidentally, Caribbean Sea is a stunning rich blue with a hint of yellow that’s perfect for an accent wall. Pair it with the softer Afternoon Siesta Blue and muted Dove White and you have a palette that evokes the serene calmness of the tropics.


Greenery inspired palette


No tropical palette is complete without the presence of the color green. This rejuvenating color is one of the most relaxing shades in the spectrum and can transform any room into a peaceful haven. White Lagoon and Aqua Seawind work beautifully with a green like Misty Emerald Lake.


Architecture inspired palette



A splash of yellow puts a smile on anyone’s face. The sunny disposition of this energetic and happy tropical paint color, coincidentally named Sunny, is my go-to for brightening up a room. This color is ideal for rooms where natural light is limited and can be paired with Bright Cornflower Blue and Toasted White.

In a nutshell, tropical colors are essential for spring, and even summer, decor. You can’t go wrong with any of these color combos inspired by the breezy, beachy vibes of the islands.

Happy painting!


This post is sponsored by Glidden® paint, a PPG brand. All thoughts, opinions and paintbrushes are my own.


Categories: Color, Inspiration