Summer Colors: Brighten Up The Season

Saffron Marigold - Updated: June 16, 2023

You want to decorate your home with summer colors that feels fresh and joyful, but you’re wondering just how those colors of summer connect with your decor, right? No worries–it’s summertime, and the living–and decorating–should be easy!

We’ve paired the season’s hottest summer colors with our block print linens to make your summer decor even more beautiful and fun! Simply look to some of summer’s quintessential hallmarks for inspiration.  Read on to find out how you can apply these summer color trends and 2023 colors of the year to your summer decor—or ways to enjoy them all year long.

Summer decor with a soft summer colors

If you find neutral colors relaxing and if romantic cottage styles appeal to you, then use soft summer colors in your summer decor. A light summer color palette with sublet accents will add just the right amount of summer color to your space.  Look to these light summer colors for sweet summer style for your home decor.

Persimmon & Tropical Garden

A “honey shaded coral” for a refreshing burst of color.

Persimmon is a vibrant, yet mellow color that lies between orange and pink—like glowing summer sunsets, pretty corals, and tropical blossoms.  Our Tropical Garden print carries that same warmth with its pink floral accents and rosy blooms.

Grayed Jade & Enchanted – Ivory

A cool and refreshing shade of green, reminiscent of spearmint candies and fresh green grasses.

Grayed Jade feels peaceful, and we celebrate this color in Enchanted – Ivory. This French Provincial pattern features a tangle of colorful wildflower blooms on green stems, patterned across a creamy ivory ground. It’s a vintage-inspired design that summons all sorts of summer imagery from blue skies to afternoons spent walking along peaceful and shaded forest trails.

Titanite & Orange Blossom

An “enlivening…yellow green” that reminds us of newly unfurled tropical plants, ready to soak up the sun.

Like lush leaves and mysterious titanite crystals, this shade of yellow green is radiant. Orange Blossom, our tropical, Mediterranean-inspired floral print, houses lush flowers with green foliage and plum purple accents. It captures saturated summer blooms perfectly.

Cool summer colors for hot summer days

When the dog days of summer arrive, you’ll be glad you decorated for summer in cool shades of blue and white. What else is as refreshing?

Electric Blue Lemonade & Midnight Lotus (CP)

A crisp, electrifying blue to wake the senses when you’re feeling drowsy on a warm summer afternoon.

Florals and a classic blue and white palette combine to create the ideal design for elegant summer decor. Depending on how you choose to style it, this vivid print can read as tropical, coastaltraditional, or bohemian.

Oyster Mushroom & Royal Mansour – Quartz

A core classic from Pantone, Oyster Mushroom holds a “silent power,” proving that neutrals are alawys in.

The Pantone color Oyster Mushroom represents delicate shade of gray with a beige/taupe undertone, and Royal Mansour is its perfect partner. This print found inspiration in the grand palaces of Marrakesh—elegant spaces that exude sophistication and a timeless grace. Here, quartz grey medallions repeat on a crisp white ground, making a unique Moroccan print for summer. This neutral palette evokes a subtle, understated aesthetic.

Airy Blue & Woodland Ferns

A “lightweight blue illustrative of a cloudless sky,” Airy Blue is a calming shade.

This Pantone color is a beautiful complement to Woodland Ferns. Like notes of sage, forest floors, and ferns, Woodland Ferns features a soft green. Its closest shade is Pantone’s Cambridge Blue, which is a medium tone spring green. These colors will take you to a forest clearing, warmed by a cloudless blue sky.

Warm summer colors that turn up the heat

Some of us truly relish the hot, steamy days of summer. If that sounds like you, then look for warm summer home decor that mirrors the season.

Iced Mango & Indian Summer

Iced Mango distills the essence of hot summer days and matches our Indian Summer collection. With a petite paisley pattern set against a background of mango orange, our Indian Summer colors call to mind fragrant mango fruits ripe for picking. In fact, this collection might be the perfect way to bring some orange into your kitchen!

Tender Peach & Mosaique Bleue

A soft beige with a hint of peach, Pantone’s Tender Peach conjures up afternoons spent snacking on succulent peaches picked from the branch. Mosaique Bleue, our beloved Moroccan tile print, features cyan blue star burst motifs set in chocolate with accents of french blue, peacock green, and apricot. The last is a delightful color in the same family as Tender Peach—a hushed tone that perfectly complements a vibrant color palette like the one in Mosaique Bleue.

Geometric Blue and Orange Fabric Swatch

Cherry Tomato & Spice Route

With toasty hues of turmeric and spicy cinnamon anchored on a ground the color of ancho chili powder, our Spice Route print is as vibrant as Pantone’s Cherry Tomato. Spice Route makes for beautiful boho bedding, or use any linens from this collection to infuse your space with bold color and global style.

Pink Cosmos & Dahlia Daydreams

Pink Cosmos is a “garden pink,” and what could be a better companion than our pink Dahlia Daydreams print? Create a romantic and extravagant space with Dahlia Daydreams, a collection inspired by the mesmerizing pompom dahlia. Its elegant, silver-grey elements makes this line a great fit for Mid-century modern style.

These versatile colors brim with sunshine and positive energy, so why not incorporate them into your home decor all year long? 

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Summer Decorating Ideas

Welcome to our Summer series. Here you will find many ideas to use Saffron Marigold linens to dazzle and cheer up your bedrooms, dining rooms, living spaces and baths!