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.
One of our warmest prints yet, Orange Blossom, in both its iterations, instantly brightens up a room.
If you prefer a beachy vacation to an urban tour, Orange Blossom is the right choice.
Boho Line Art Leaves Wallpaper
For a maximalist feel, this commanding wallpaper is one to try. Its warm colors complement those on Orange Blossom.
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Exit Trolley, Oak
Serve up lemonade, sangria pitchers, and other heat wave refreshments with this versatile bar cart.
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.
This summer pillow cover was made for someone who enjoys a bit of grandeur.
The Gardens of Versailles print will pop against a teal-colored sofa. Don’t skimp out on comfort—or style—this summer!
Glass Bookends Amber
Natural materials continue to dominate interior design trends, and a pair of genuine glass bookends also play up Versailles’ opulent characteristics.
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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.
Mix and match these two coordinating prints for your bedding and sofa accessories.
Seek shelter from the heat, and retreat to your cozy, Indian-inspired space.
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Sharon Rustic Lodge Natural Brown Rattan Magazine Holder
Keep your favorite reads close by with this chic magazine basket made of unfinished rattan.
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.
Jacaranda Tree – Artificial Bonsai
Imagine yourself walking along a street paved with blooming jacarandas, their blossoms sweet and magical.
You may dream of traveling to the culture-rich cities of India, but for now, Moonlit Taj is the next best thing.
A little glitz and glam never hurt anyone, and we thank Moonlit Taj’s commitment to this motto.
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.
Crystal Sunrise Cascade Suncatcher – Green
Cherish all the sunshine this summer with a beautiful suncatcher. This one captures Moonlit Taj’s elegance and wonder.
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.
For a color scheme that throws tradition out the window, try lilac, green, and other underrated colors in summer interior decor.
Go for a softer look with Victorian Lilac and other delicate finds.
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.
The Victorian Lilac summer pillow covers will stand out against this flattering serrano green headboard.
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!
Spring doesn’t have a monopoly on florals; Bring the wildflowers to your room during the sunny season with Enchanted Blue.
Romantic decor is most fitting for Enchanted Blue, a wonderful summer throw pillow.
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.
Boho Sheer Cotton Macrame Canopy
Carve out a special me-space in your living room via this ceiling-mounted canopy. Hello, undisturbed relaxation!
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.
Colorful doesn’t always have to be eclectic, like this elegant lotus-laden print in a simple blue and white.
Pair the royal blue in Midnight Lotus with other blue decor or complementary yellow furniture.
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.
Sven Yarrow Gold Chair
Make a dent on your yearly reading list this summer with a comfortable velvet chair in a blue-complementary yellow.
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.
These summer pillow covers are a Mediterranean dream, inspired by Morocco’s zellige art form.
Organic shapes and materials are a foolproof choice for summer.
Cannes Table Lamp
Pair your colorful throw pillows with this gild-finished metal lamp. The base is artistic, warm, and aesthetic-boosting.
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.
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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.
Create your version of a French aristocrat’s countryside summer villa, starting with Morning Dew.
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.
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.
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.
Aperture Double Frame
Finally, pay homage to Morning Dew’s French Country charm using this old-school polyresin frame in a bronze finish.
In the same vein, English Gardens is another high-class print that translates well into summer throw pillow covers.
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.
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.
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.
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 belongs to a group of reliable prints when it comes to summer throw pillows.
Alternatively, create a shoes-off deck space, and take it to the floor à la Moroccan style.
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.
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.
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.
Looking for a colorful throw pillow that’s equal parts whimsy and charm? Woodland Charms is our number one pick!
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Materials found in nature, plus nature-inspired motifs enhance the look of a botanical print.
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.
Natural Grapewood Branch
Dress up your coffee table or dining table with this sanded grapewood branch that’s on theme with Woodland Ferns.
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.
Every piece is meticulously selected, is fit for royalty—that’s how you might approach decorating with this colorful throw pillow cover.
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.
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.
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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Muted pinks and blues give your room an old-fashioned, vintage-inspired characteristic.
Brooks Glass Table Lamp
Eclectic rooms will be made better with this semi-transparent glass lamp topped with a crisp white drum.
Parker II Pink Ottoman
Lounge away with your feet up on this sleek, but adorable ottoman.
Birds In Blue Framed Paper Print Set of 2
To go with your floral summer pillow covers, consider this nature-themed watercolor print set.
Last, but not least, the summer crowd-pleaser print: tropical floral!
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Keep it simple, but cohesive with materials in their natural or near-natural form, such as handwoven grass items.
Serve cool fruit punches in this stylish ceramic pitcher outfitted in handwoven nito, a type of vine found in the mountains of Southern Philippines.
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.
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!