Summer Décor Color Trends

What colors do you think of for summer? Blue and white? Red, white and blue? Red and tan? Green and blue?  The trends for colors of summer décor vary year to year just like other décor and fashion.   What are we seeing this year?

We’re seeing a lot of the classic color pairings for summer. Like many other areas of design and decorating, there is something for every taste available.  Mixing and matching patterns and styles to achieve your own personal style is a design trend across the board, so summer décor is no exception.

We’re seeing earth tones of greens, tans and browns mixed and matched in solids, stripes and florals.  Vintage inspired fabrics in muted colors like soft yellows, terra cotta reds and gray blues work with white or wood furniture.

Bright colors like turquoise, grass green and sunshine yellow are popular in both outdoor cushions, outdoor rugs and table tops.

Blues range from navy to pale, silvery blues, to aqua. Blue and white, in stripes, florals, trendy ikat and even polka dots, is a classic summer time color combination.  As is red and white… just like the classic red and white checkered picnic blanket or tablecloth.

Natural, neutral shades paired with white feel fresh for Summer 2011. Inspired by jute, rope and dark, woven baskets, these neutrals also make great backdrop colors for splashes of bright color.

Many of these color trends can be mixed together for look that fits your style and your décor.  Remember, summer decorating is all about easy and relaxed.

What are your plans for summer decorating?