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12 Cheery color schemes made fresh for spring

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...

Spring-inspired decor schemes

Spring is a perfect time to add a little brightness, lightness and cheer to your home. Here are 12 fabulous spring-inspired color schemes, perfect for any space.
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Yellow, gray & white

Yellow, grey and white color scheme | Sheknows.com

Yellow is the perfect way to bring a little sunshine into your home this spring. Tone it down by adding plenty of gray and white to your room. A few favorite picks are this Hand-Dyed Velvet Settee (Anthropologie, $1,498), this Maya Inlay Mirror in gray (Serena & Lily, $595) and this Cool Current Chair in yellow (Anthropologie, $498). Pair them with these beautiful Mercado Baskets in pewter (Serena & Lily, $48), a Magnetic Kitchen Timer in yellow (Casa, $12) and Lights Up! Deco Pendant Lamps in kimono (Design Public, $248) to complete the look.

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Naturals

Natural color scheme | Sheknows.com

Bring nature indoors by adding beautiful wood tones and outdoor colors to your home. A few favorite picks are this Logone Frame (Anthropologie, $28), this Garden Buzz Serveware (Anthropologie, $48) and this amazing Gleaming Branches Chandelier (Anthropologie, $348). Add a bit of flare with this Reina Chair (Anthropologie, $598) and this incredible Lotus Wood Mirror (Anthropologie, $428), and complete the look with this stunning Tree Rings Cabinet (Anthropologie, $398).

3

Metallics

Metallics color scheme | Sheknows.com

Brighten up your home by adding metallic accents throughout. This Archway Floor Lamp (Anthropologie, $428) is an amazing way to add sparkle to your space, and so are these Pandan Bins in metallic (Serena & Lily, $28) and this Metallic Mosaic Table (Anthropologie, $1,898). For a smaller accent, consider adding a few Metallic Crackle Herb Pots (Anthropologie, $14) and this beautiful Zuvan Side Table in silver (Anthropologie, $198), or create a statement wall with this Glimmering Giraffes Wallpaper (Anthropologie, $398).

4

Mint and coral

Mint and coral color scheme | Sheknows.com

Bring the feel of the ocean into your home with this lovely and calm color combination. A few must-have items include Cumulus Glassware in moss (Anthropologie, $10), this Green Lace art by Sharon Paster (Serena & Lily, $1,020) and these amazing Wandering Pleats Curtains in mint (Anthropologie, $148). Don't forget to add a bit of whimsy with these Faux Peony Stems (Pottery Barn, $13), this Tassel Trace Pillow (Anthropologie, $48) or this cool Retro Professional Bar Blender in retro green (Gilt, $100).

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White

White color scheme | Sheknows.com

White always lightens and brightens a space and is a great way to get your place spring-ready. Consider changing your bedding to this Thayet Jersey Quilt in white (Anthropologie, $298) and add this cool Medium Rounds Hanging Pendant Lamp 18" (Houzz, $60) for a modern touch. This Blooming Lace Dinnerware (Anthropologie, $12) is perfect to serve a spring meal on, while these Crown-Feather Taper Holders (Anthropologie, $148) are a stunning accent decoration. If you have the right home, you could even consider including this East End Imports Chesterfield Sofa in white leather (Homeclick, $1,254) into your decor, or this Chevron Waves Lampshade (Anthropologie, $58).

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Emerald green

Emerald green | Sheknows.com

Emerald green was the color of the year in 2013 and still remains a popular color for your home. A few fabulous items include this Clade Stapler in green (Anthropologie, $34), this Custom Pendant Light Fixture (Houzz, $220) and this Capel Serpentine Rug in dark green (Rugs USA, $222). Add a bit more spunk to your space with this French Tassel Window Panel in emerald (Serena & Lily, $58), this Arietta Chair in emerald (Crate & Barrel, $999) or this Tangier emerald green Apothecary Clear Glass Table Lamp (Lamps Plus, $100).

7

Radiant orchid

Radiant orchid color scheme | Sheknows.com

Radiant orchid is Pantone's 2014's color of the year and is the perfect way to brighten your space for spring. Consider adding just a few accents of this color to your home by including items such as this Thalya Chair in violet (Kartell Boston, $254), this Border Frame Duvet Cover and Shams in Berry (Serena & Lily, $180) or this Herringbone Throw in Plum (Serena & Lily, $295). This Swag Giclee Radiant Orchid Circle Rings Plug-In Pendant (Euro Style Lighting, $130), Round Brezza Wall Mirror in radiant orchid (Lamps Plus, $200) and Frame Stripe Pillow Cover in aubergine (Serena & Lily, $68) are amazing accents for your home as well.

8

Blue

Blue color scheme | Sheknows.com

Blue is an ever-popular color, and a light or teal blue is the perfect summer color for your home. Add a few accents like this Charing Cross Rug in marine (Serena & Lily, $295), these Webster Nesting Tables in aqua (Serena & Lily, $595) or this Blue Linen Paige Round Back Dining Chair (World Market, $400 for 2). This Seychelles Chandelier (Serena & Lily, $1,795), this mykonos blue Floral Sonia Stool (World Market, $70) or this Square Pedestal Tray in teal (Serena & Lily, $98) would be stunning accent decorations in your home as well.

9

Spring green

Spring green color scheme | Sheknows.com

Nothing says spring more than the color of freshly grown grass. Spring green can simply be incorporated into your space by including items such as these green Cafe Bowls (World Market, $6), this Broad Stripe Dhurrie Rug in grass (Serena & Lily, $58) or these green Seaglass Hurricane Candleholders (World Market, $10). This Coronado Duvet Cover and Sham (Serena & Lily, $180), these Green Confetti Stemless Wine Glasses (World Market, $24 for 4) or these brilliant Green Hanalei Occasional Chairs (World Market, $360 for 2) are wonderful additions as well.

10

Neutrals

Neutral color scheme | Sheknows.com

You can still help your home be ready for summer without adding a lot of bright color. Neutrals are a great way to simplify and lighten your space and these Brown Betty Coin Weave Baskets (World Market, $10), this Dip-Dyed Stool in white (Serena & Lily, $58) and this Brass Leaf Side Table (Urban Outfitters, $190) are the perfect places to begin. Accent your space with this Round Jute Rug (Serena & Lily, $125) or this Hand-Woven Bliss Off-White Shag Rug (Overstock, $44), and add a final stylish touch with this Studio Task Lamp (Serena & Lily, $128) to create an airy and light look without a lot of color.

11

Red-orange

Red-orange color scheme | Sheknows.com

Opt for an orange-tinted red to create a brighter space, perfect for spring. This Mosaic Mirror in poppy (Serena & Lily, $595), Faux Fan Coral (Pottery Barn, $30) or this Deco Dot Sheet Set in deep coral (Serena & Lily, $130) is the perfect way to add a touch of color without going overboard. Also consider adding items such as this Madeira Lantern (Pottery Barn, $55), this Cherry Tomato Multicolor Flowers Shade Double Gourd Table Lamp (Lamps Plus, $150) or this Tucker Chair in coral (Serena & Lily, $168) to your space.

12

Turquoise & yellow

Turquoise & yellow color scheme | Sheknows.com

Turquoise remains a popular indoor color and it becomes perfect for summer when hints of yellow are added to it. Consider decorating your space with items such as these Calypso Wall Tiles (Anthropologie, $328), this Moroccan Leather Pouf in turquoise (Serena & Lily, $450), or this Color Wheel Pasta Bowl (Anthropologie, $18). For a little more fun, add a couple of these Sugar Cone Wall Planters (Anthropologie, $20), this fun polka-dotted Riviera Arm Chair in dandelion (Serena & Lily, $245) or this Mahal Flatweave Rug (Anthropologie, $58).

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