Whether it's due to the budding blooms outside or the rows of Easter candy lining store shelves, the start of spring always has us ready to go all-out with the season's prettiest hues. Get inspired with some of our favorite rooms from the CQ archives—from iconic combos like blue and white to unexpected pairings (and even a bit of bold black), they're filled with all the springtime palette inspiration you need.
For a girl's bedroom in Connecticut, Lee Ann Thornton layered patterns and solids in a youthful palette of lavender, seafoam, and blue.
Beige doesn't have to be boring! Sarah Bartholomew's tip for working with an all-neutral palette: make sure to mix in different patterns and textures.
Brooke Crew livened up this mudroom with floral wallpaper, geometric floor tile, and a Dutch door painted in Benjamin Moore's Watercolor Blue.
A bunk room in Dana Small's Lake Michigan summer house is doubly fun with a peppy shade of lime green (Benjamin Moore's Spring Leaf) on the floor.
In muted shades of peach and ivory, Catherine Olasky's Texas master suite is a grown-up take on a pink-and-white bedroom.
Nothing says spring quite like pink and green. Designer Krista Ewart turned the classic pairing up a notch with a hit of bright fuchsia.
One way to ensure a bright start to the day? Deck your breakfast room out in a mood-boosting shade of yellow, like Ewart did in the same Westchester house.
Cool gray tones get a boost from rich citron yellow in the guest house of Vern Yip's Florida vacation home.
Rich but subdued, lacquered walls in mossy green get some extra sparkle from gilded accents in a Manhattan living room designed by Phoebe Howard.
Jamie Drake put a decidedly metropolitan modern spin on pink and green in this Manhattan apartment, where he painted the walls in Salmon Peach by Benjamin Moore before adding a custom bronze glaze on top.
It might not be an obvious choice for springtime decor, but black and white can be just as pretty as pastels. In her Hollywood Hills farmhouse, Tobi Tobin used accents in her favorite shade of light brown (dubbed "fruitwood") to warm up the palette.
They might be on opposite sides of the color wheel, but minty green and lilac purple make for a perfectly soothing pair in this bedroom designed by Ashley Whittaker, featuring Clarence House's Arbre de Vie on the walls.
Sheila Bridges went glam in her pint-sized Manhattan kitchen, pairing cabinets in Benjamin Moore’s Hemlock with her own metallic Torino Damask wallpaper.
In a Montecito home, Mark D. Sikes brought the outdoors in, incorporating shades of fern green and soft yellow (and plenty of Lee Jofa's Althea chintz) into his signature blue-and-white palette.
This verdant Florida guest room was designed by Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller of Carrier and Company. "When you have a smaller room, you can make it more intense and one-note in color, and it won’t overwhelm," explains Carrier.