28 Colorful Throw Pillow Covers That Are Perfect For Summer

Saffron Marigold - Updated: June 28, 2022

No need for brand new pillow inserts when you can switch out your spring covers with a summer pillow cover instead. The summer heat means you might be spending more time indoors during peak sun hours, so you want to set an upbeat mood inside the home. For the bedroom, living room, or sunroom, these colorful pillow covers are sure to be a fantastic addition.

What colors to choose for your summer pillow covers

Bright, saturated tones. Lightweight pastels. Calming blues. Summer is the time to experiment with new colors and combinations that may be too forward for other seasons—how exciting! Take a look at these popular colors for summer.

1. Rich yellows and oranges

Mustard yellow, rust, tangerine, and sunflower are summertime in color form, reminiscent of mustard flowers and tangy popsicles.

2. Deep, tropical reds

Poinciana, red hot chili pepper, shiraz, strawberry, or scarlet red make for a striking accent color.

3. Fresh greens

Mint, biscay green, fern green, emerald, and green quartz allow you to bring mood-boosting green into your home.

4. Beachy blues

Cerulean, French blue, Pacific blue, summer blue marl, and turquoise make your home feel like a coastal getaway.

5. Other colors

Offbeat colors you might not normally think of for summer include fuschia, lilac and ivory, dahlia, mocha, and muted colors. Also consider classics like white, cream, tan, and warm grays. Use these as bases or the colors of choice for your furniture.

Yellow, orange, and red summer pillow covers: Endless summer

For a summer throw pillow, you can’t get more on-brand than a tropical theme.

Orange Blossom

One of our warmest prints yet, Orange Blossom, in both its iterations, instantly brightens up a room.

Summer Selects

If you prefer a beachy vacation to an urban tour, Orange Blossom is the right choice.

Muros Wallpaper

Boho Line Art Leaves Wallpaper

For a maximalist feel, this commanding wallpaper is one to try. Its warm colors complement those on Orange Blossom.

Finnish Design Shop

Exit Trolley, Oak

Serve up lemonade, sangria pitchers, and other heat wave refreshments with this versatile bar cart.

SIMIG Lighting

Palm Tree Hanging Light

For homes that are already decked out in potted plants, this mood lighting satisfies that urge to buy another plant! At least this one doesn’t need any watering.

Gardens of Versailles

A colorful throw pillow to set the tone for your resplendent summer days.

Summer Selects

This summer pillow cover was made for someone who enjoys a bit of grandeur.

Invisible Collection

Midi Sofa

The Gardens of Versailles print will pop against a teal-colored sofa. Don’t skimp out on comfort—or style—this summer!

Smallable

Glass Bookends Amber

Natural materials continue to dominate interior design trends, and a pair of genuine glass bookends also play up Versailles’ opulent characteristics.

Kathy Kuo Home

John-Richard Modern Classic Set of 4 Selenite Gold Trim Coasters

Little luxuries like this magnificent set of selenite coasters with hand-applied gold bands make a room feel well-thought-out.

Indian Summer

Mix and match these two coordinating prints for your bedding and sofa accessories.

Summer Selects

Seek shelter from the heat, and retreat to your cozy, Indian-inspired space.

Kathy Kuo Home

Sharon Rustic Lodge Natural Brown Rattan Magazine Holder

Keep your favorite reads close by with this chic magazine basket made of unfinished rattan.

Wayfair

Therapia Shiny Sun Gilded Cedar Wood Wall Mirror

A hint of the ornate while keeping true to Indian Summer’s down-to-earth vibes with this wooden wall mirror.

Etsy

Jacaranda Tree – Artificial Bonsai

Imagine yourself walking along a street paved with blooming jacarandas, their blossoms sweet and magical.

Moonlit Taj

You may dream of traveling to the culture-rich cities of India, but for now, Moonlit Taj is the next best thing.

Summer Selects

A little glitz and glam never hurt anyone, and we thank Moonlit Taj’s commitment to this motto.

Crate&Barrel

French Kitchen Marble Wine Cooler

Pop open a bottle of your favorite Sauv Blanc with a friend in the retreat of your own home. Bonus if you’re serving a platter of scrumptious apps.

Woodstock Chimes

Crystal Sunrise Cascade Suncatcher – Green

Cherish all the sunshine this summer with a beautiful suncatcher. This one captures Moonlit Taj’s elegance and wonder.

Amazon

Patterns of India: A Journey Through Colors, Textiles, and the Vibrancy of Rajasthan

Take a break from social media and travel through India’s colorful streets to find jaw-dropping designs in this unique travel book.

Purple summer throw pillows: Regal meets vintage

Purple is a sweet color made even more precious with deep cream, green, and golden accents.

Victorian Lilac

For a color scheme that throws tradition out the window, try lilac, green, and other underrated colors in summer interior decor.

Summer Selects

Go for a softer look with Victorian Lilac and other delicate finds.

CB2

Celia White Vase

This 3D porcelain vase features form-defying, pleated sides, handmade and water-sealed for when you fill it up with a fresh bouquet.

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Almelo Headboard

The Victorian Lilac summer pillow covers will stand out against this flattering serrano green headboard.

Burke Decor

Bonfire Wallpaper in Lilac and Gold from the Transition Collection by Mayflower

Soft and ethereal are how we describe this acrylic matte wallpaper. Use it to showcase the wall behind your bed or behind your vanity.

Blue summer throw pillows: Beyond coastal

Tired of the coastal look? Try a modern fairytale style instead!

Enchanted Blue

Spring doesn’t have a monopoly on florals; Bring the wildflowers to your room during the sunny season with Enchanted Blue.

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Summer Selects

Romantic decor is most fitting for Enchanted Blue, a wonderful summer throw pillow.

Target

Glam Metal Oval Decorative Wall Mirror Gold

Full of whimsy, this butterfly mirror is a great companion to any colorful pillow cover, but most especially to Enchanted Blue’s abundant floral print.

World Market

Boho Sheer Cotton Macrame Canopy

Carve out a special me-space in your living room via this ceiling-mounted canopy. Hello, undisturbed relaxation!

Petals

Mixed Wildflowers Silk Flower Arrangement

Stress-free and ever-lasting, this bouquet is a fine alternative to fresh blooms. Just like Enchanted’s forever flowers, these can be put on display indefinitely.

Midnight Lotus

Colorful doesn’t always have to be eclectic, like this elegant lotus-laden print in a simple blue and white.

Summer Selects

Pair the royal blue in Midnight Lotus with other blue decor or complementary yellow furniture.

1-800 Lighting

Lotus Coffee Table by Chelsea House

This lotus-shaped table will be the centerpiece in your living room. Widely spaced, slender feet provide enough leg room even in a small common area.

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Sven Yarrow Gold Chair

Make a dent on your yearly reading list this summer with a comfortable velvet chair in a blue-complementary yellow.

Bergdorf Goodman

Mother of Pearl Platter

This shockingly blue tray is a call to Midnight Lotus’ royal blue shade. Handmade in Colombia, it can be used for serving food or storing small miscellaneous items.

Mosaique Bleue

These summer pillow covers are a Mediterranean dream, inspired by Morocco’s zellige art form.

Summer Selects

Organic shapes and materials are a foolproof choice for summer.

Bergdorf Goodman

Cannes Table Lamp

Pair your colorful throw pillows with this gild-finished metal lamp. The base is artistic, warm, and aesthetic-boosting.

Anthropologie

Lilith Chair & Ottoman

Now, here’s a color you rarely see on wicker furniture—peach! Luckily, Mosaique Bleue’s multicolor print allows you to play around with any color on the rainbow.

Kathy Kuo Home

Ryan French Country Beige Ceramic Potted Olive Tree

Nothing more Mediterranean than an indoor olive tree such as this one. Best thing is, it’s small enough to be tucked away in an empty corner.

Morning Dew

Create your version of a French aristocrat’s countryside summer villa, starting with Morning Dew.

Summer Selects

Combined with a statement piece and other decorative choices that fall within the same theme, these colorful pillow covers will make your home feel positively posh.

Invisible Collection

Mirage Folding Screen

Upgrade the wooden, distressed folding days of old with this retro-chic landscape screen made with straw inlays in France. Let it be your statement object in the living room.

Frontgate

Etienne Accent Table

Looking for something laidback in the bedroom? Try a pair of these charming nightstands you can also use as end tables for the living area.

Anthropologie

Aperture Double Frame

Finally, pay homage to Morning Dew’s French Country charm using this old-school polyresin frame in a bronze finish.

English Gardens

In the same vein, English Gardens is another high-class print that translates well into summer throw pillow covers.

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Price: $39.99 (Made to Order)


Summer Selects

Outdoor spaces are in this summer, but you can still enjoy fresh air without baking in the sun. Spruce up your shaded garden area with a select few accessories.

Frontgate

Britta Indoor/Outdoor Rug

A high-performance rug is necessary for outdoor spaces. Along with your colorful throw pillow, this green floor covering will make your outdoor area the new favorite hangout spot.

Frontgate

Garden Caroline Accent Stool

Take a page out of English Gardens’ effortless sophistication with this hand-cast, composite stool that resembles genuine stone. It’s made in partnership with the NY Botanical Garden, to boot.

Kaufmann Mercantile

Large Tea Set

Enjoy a nice cup of mint lemon tea on your shaded deck with this quirky tea set available in a delightful coral or classic white.

Casablanca Blues

Casablanca Blues belongs to a group of reliable prints when it comes to summer throw pillows.

Summer Selects

Alternatively, create a shoes-off deck space, and take it to the floor à la Moroccan style.

Frontgate

Britta Indoor/Outdoor Rug

Again, a high-traffic rug like this one is best, but perhaps some colorful throw pillows or cushions may be necessary to create some buffer between you and the floor.

Article

Lubek Byron Coffee Table

Perfect for holding snacks and drinks for a group—or just you. This no-fuss table is made with solid acacia and it patinas to a softer gray over time.

Anthropologie

Moroccan Beldi Glasses

Handmade from recycled glass in Morocco, this intricate, hand painted drinking set is perfect for refreshing summer drinks outside.

Green throw pillows: The nature trend

Discover the therapeutic powers of nature yourself with our botanical throw covers.

Woodland Ferns

Looking for a colorful throw pillow that’s equal parts whimsy and charm? Woodland Charms is our number one pick!

Summer Selects

Materials found in nature, plus nature-inspired motifs enhance the look of a botanical print.

West Elm

Carved Wood 32″ Coffee Table

Lean into the nature trend with this mango wood coffee table in a natural finish. Made in India, this little table is full of personality.

West Elm

Natural Grapewood Branch

Dress up your coffee table or dining table with this sanded grapewood branch that’s on theme with Woodland Ferns.

Etsy

Creative Gold Animal Wall Hooks

Install a few of these imaginative hooks for summer accessories like your broad-rimmed hat and oversized tote bag.

Memories of Shalimar

Imagine waking up and strolling in an exclusive palace garden. That’s the feeling Memories of Shalimar evokes, with its green ground and ornate details modeled after its namesake, the Gardens of Shalimar.

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Summer Selects

Every piece is meticulously selected, is fit for royalty—that’s how you might approach decorating with this colorful throw pillow cover.

Design Italy

Resin Rectangular Tray

Handcrafted in Italy, this stylish tray is useful for serving up beverages and light snacks. Though rectangular in form, the rounded edges keep it from looking too formal.

Neiman Marcus

Butterfly Garden Wall Art

A showstopper for sure, this faux-orchid-in-preserved-moss sculpture is ideal for the living room that needs an element of the outdoors. The sturdy frame is made of wood.

Home Depot

Brighton Glass Pagoda Lanterns with Gold Iron Trim (Set of 2)

With the green tray and green wall art, you’ll be glad for this bright and airy lantern set. The delicate frame and details evoke that impression of opulence you get when you first set your eyes on Memories of Shalimar.

Multicolor summer throw pillows: Layering colors

Lastly, don’t be afraid to experiment with unexpected color schemes.

Enchanted – White

Graceful energy surrounds these summer throw pillows, so your choice of decor should match their aesthetic.

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Price: $47.99 (Made to Order)


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Summer Selects

Muted pinks and blues give your room an old-fashioned, vintage-inspired characteristic.

Maisonette

Brooks Glass Table Lamp

Eclectic rooms will be made better with this semi-transparent glass lamp topped with a crisp white drum.

Living Spaces

Parker II Pink Ottoman

Lounge away with your feet up on this sleek, but adorable ottoman.

Pottery Barn

Birds In Blue Framed Paper Print Set of 2

To go with your floral summer pillow covers, consider this nature-themed watercolor print set.

Tropical Garden

Last, but not least, the summer crowd-pleaser print: tropical floral!

Summer Selects

Keep it simple, but cohesive with materials in their natural or near-natural form, such as handwoven grass items.

Williams Sonoma

Nito Pitcher

Serve cool fruit punches in this stylish ceramic pitcher outfitted in handwoven nito, a type of vine found in the mountains of Southern Philippines.

Crate&Barrel

Artesia Natural Coasters, Set of 4

These rustic coasters are handcrafted out of rattan and buri in the Philippines—the perfect holders for your glass of chilled fruit punch.

Home Depot

Gauguin Integrated Fan

Keep cool in the summer with this tropical fan that can be used indoors or outdoors. The blades measure 52″ across, and this fan can be connected to an existing wall control.

Which material is best for pillow covers?

Natural materials like cotton, wool, silk, and linen are some of the best choices for pillow covers. They doubly work as decorative pieces and a comfortable place to lay your head in case you want to take a power nap in the middle of the day. In particular, cotton is a cool, breathable fabric—perfect for those warm summer days.

However, velvet, polyester, satin, faux leather, and microfiber are also durable, inexpensive choices that are worth it if you want to mix and match your colorful throw pillow materials.

Do throw pillows have to match?

No, throw pillows don’t have to match. Frankly, throw pillows look even better when they don’t have the exact same print, color, or texture. Feel free to choose up to three colors for your throw pillows, and match them with existing colors in your living room or bedroom.

Try one of these colorful pillow cover prints for redecorating your home this summer!

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