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Decorating color lemon patterned fabric with yellow and green accents | Ballard Designs

Don't Be Afraid of Color - Decorate Boldly!

Every room needs neutrals, but with Spring quickly approaching, we've injected all of our spaces with color! Bold color pairings can be intimidating which is why we pulled together these five foolproof palettes and everything you need to pull them off.

Decorating color Benjamin Moore's Fresh Butter in Ballard Designs room

Start with Paint Colors

Benjamin Moore's Fresh Butter inspired this Spring palette – it's fresh and clean but still subdued enough to let your furniture pieces shine. It plays well with more vibrant yellows and has enough muddiness that it doesn't come off too sweet.

Living room with spa blue and yellow furnishings | Ballard Designs

Room Color Combinations - Weave Them In

Nothing brightens a space like a happy yellow. We especially love how lemon yellow perks up our favorite shades of blue. Weave it into your space by using faux lemons and pillows in a happy citrus pattern.

Decorate Indoors and Out With Vibrant Colorful Stripes

Of course, this color palette – yellow, green, and spa – works as well outdoors as it does indoors. Canopy stripes, a palm print, and our Lisbon Citrus pattern all work together to create a vibrant, happy patio for enjoying warm days.

Outdoor patio decorated with teak furniture from Ballard Designs
Red and blue living room from Ballard Designs

Ahh - The French Connection Inspired Palette!

Inspired by the signature color palette of the French Riviera, we love the idea of mixing poppy reds in with our favorite navy and denim blues to create a bold, contrasting space.

Balance Your Home Interior Color Schemes

With two bold colors like red and blue, it's important to use them in equal doses so your space feels balanced. Bold red pops off of Benjamin Moore's Peacock Feathers paint color to create a dramatic and lively bedroom.

Red and blue patterned headboard against blue wall color | Ballard Designs
Home office with red and blue wallpaper | Ballard Designs

Brighten with White

Bring in lots of white to keep your red and blue color palette from feeling too heavy. White bookshelves and furniture brighten a busy patterned wallpaper, anchoring the space.

Fresh and Classic Decor

Inspired by our Lottie Gray fabric we brought together bright greens, spa blues, and lavender gray. Pastels are soft, light, and easy to live with, but bringing in vibrant green energizes a space.

Spring Green | Ballard Designs
Spa blue and green living room | Ballard Designs

Choosing An Accent Color? Pastel with a Punch!

Wanting to inject personality into a soft elegant room? A few strategically placed pillows, a great painting, and some green accessories are all you need.

Pink accents mixed with neutrals | Ballard Designs

Blush and Beige - Adding Color to a Neutral Room

There's always room for neutrals in your home, but we like to add colors that blend with our favorite neutrals – gray, beige, and white. Blush pink almost feels like a neutral, so it rounds out a neutral palette so it's never boring.

White and charcoal bookcase against blush pink wall | Ballard Designs



Adding Those Feminine Details

Pairing dissimilar elements makes rooms fun and interesting, so we added feminine elements to a sleek, modern bookcase. Our charcoal backed Stella Bookcase shows off accessories beautifully, but a blush pink wall color and floral details add balance to an otherwise simple piece.

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