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5 Hot summer color trends to warm up your space

Ashley Phipps is an Interior Designer, NCIDQ #25242, living in the Indianapolis area. She is also the author, designer and creator of the blog Simply Designing. You can follow Ashley at her blog, and on FacebookTwitterGoogle+ and Pin...

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Every year, Pantone (the leader in the color industry) forecasts the hottest colors for the upcoming seasons. Here are some fabulous and simple ways to incorporate five of this summer's color trends into your home.

Items around the home featured in yellow

Brighten up your home by adding a few yellow Lemon Zest accents to your space like this beautiful Kayla Hand Guided Yellow and White Quilt (Plow and Hearth, $240), this Porcelain Ice Cream Pint Holder (Anthropologie, $48), this Kikkerland Magnetic Kitchen Timer in Yellow (Fridge Door, $12), this KitchenAid 5-Speed Hand Mixer (QVC, $40) or this Threshold Windham Coffee Table with Shelf in Yellow (Target, $150). Even just a few splashes of Lemon Zest in your home will add a touch of brightness that you can enjoy all year long.

Items around the home featured in blue

Add a calm and soothing touch to your home with a few Monaco Blue home decor items such as this Yosemite Home Decor Spectrum Collection Cobalt Blue Ceiling Fan (The Home Depot, $277), this darling Rivulets Quit (Anthropoligie, $118), this Hot + Cool Fan Heater (Dyson, $400), this Cake Stand with Dome in Cobalt Blue (Etsy, $52) or this Howard Elliot Vase in Cobalt Blue (Wayfair, $73). Blue is always in style, and this rich Monaco Blue is sure to help bring a relaxing tone into your home.

Items around the home featured in red

Warm up your interiors with a few Poppy Red accent items like this Handwoven Chevron Rug in Tomato (Overstock, $655), this Square Metal Bar Stool in Red (Brookstone, $137), this Nespresso Maestria Coffee Machine (Nespresso, $549), this Cambria Stoneware Dinnerware Set in Red (Pottery Barn, $136) or this Arktura Pac Console Table (All Modern, $990). Even just a touch of Poppy Red in your home will bring a warm and inviting feel to your space.

Items around the home in emerald green

Decorate your home in Pantone's Color of the Year, Emerald, with this Z-Chair in Emerald Green (Plexi Craft, $1,535), these Light Emerald Glass Stainless Servers (SoHo, $29), this Green Chinese Dragon Stool (Bed, Bath & Beyond, $134), this Market Hall Clock in Bowling Green (Amara, $48) or this 13" Bullicante Emerald Green Glass Bottle Vase (Linens-N-Things, $95). Emerald Green is quickly becoming a very popular color, so be sure to add a touch of this lively green color to update your home and to keep up with the latest color trends.

Items around the home featured in orange

Liven up your home with a few fun Nectarine orange accents like this Momeni Bliss Orange Area Rug (Rugs a bound, $599), this KitchenAid 6 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer in Tangerine (Sears, $500), this Urban Trends 14" Orange Ceramic Vase (Wayfair, $38), this Christopher Knight Home Modern Round Orange Accent Chair (Overstock, $295) or this Lite Source Kito Orange Table Lamp (Lamps Plus, $78). Any shade of orange can be a bit overwhelming if too much is used in a space, but adding just a small amount of this beautiful accent color to your space can bring a sense of energy into your home.

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