The Best Spring Paint Colors for 2018
Spring is in the air, and in the paint bucket! Spring is one of our favorite seasons—birds chirping, flowers blooming, sun shining—so why not enjoy it all year round? Some colors bring to mind those spring moments more than others, and today we’re here to share some of our favorites. Read on below for 15 must-try paint colors that are trending this spring. From subtle sage to bold pea green, there's something for everyone.
Interior Design by McGrath II
Light blue walls will cue up blue skies in your mind and can a create serene, calming environment. We love the versatility of light blue: Above, McGrath II used the shade in an elegant and slightly masculine bedroom with grays and nudes, and in the leading photograph, it’s the perfect shade for a girls’ bedroom facing off against purple and fuchsia.
Decorist Top Pick (above): Benjamin Moore Breath of Fresh Air
Taupe may not be the first shade you think of when discussing spring colors, but as British designer Veere Grenney proves in this airy dining room, it’s a beautiful backdrop for light furniture and cheerful pops of color like a tangerine wing chair. One Kings Lane’s new paint collection has a few different shades in the taupe, ranging from a light dewy taupe to a medium-toned linen hue.
Decorist Top Pick: One Kings Lane Dewdrop
Interior Design by Betsy Burnham
A pea green paint echoes verdant spring grass and a nice way to echo the outdoors in your interiors. We love how cheerful and inviting the shade feels in this bedroom design by Decorist Celebrity designer Betsy Burnham; paired with a Union Jack dresser, it looks funky and fresh. You could easily go for more a traditional aesthetic with blues and whites or a modern vibe with black and metallics.
Decorist Top Pick: Sherwin-Williams Lime Rickey
Pink will always have a soft spot in our hearts, but the millennial pink craze has burned us out on baby pinks for a while. However, we love pinks with peachy undertones, like this color used by Decorist Celebrity designer Chloe Warner. It’s not overtly peach and still feels grown-up and even a bit edgy.
Decorist Top Pick: Farrow & Ball Setting Plaster
Interior Design by Heidi Caillier
Sage is one of our favorite colors of the moment, and though it is seasonless, its soft duskiness feels appropriate for spring. It also looks beautiful with brass hardware, accents, and lighting, which are super popular right now. And, it’s a great transitional color—it works with all manner of design styles. In this bathroom designed by Heidi Cailler, sage bathroom cabinets add interest to the modern eclectic design.
Decorist Top Pick: Farrow & Ball Card Room Green