14 Fresh Summer Paint Colors That Feel Like A Tropical Vacation

Bring paradise to you.

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What shades say fresh air, flowers in bloom, cool breezes, and sunny afternoons? These vibrant shades are our favorites for the warm-weather months. Summer, never leave us.

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Coral

Pink doesn't have to be overtly girly. Add Southwestern elements like textiles, patterns, and wood accents to make coral feel a little more funky and bohemian.

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Stripe Rag Rug, $159, urbanoutfitters.com

More: The Color Trends Taking Over 2018

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Jade Green

This jewel-toned color makes a room feel like a Caribbean oasis. Add potted plants and we're completely swooning.

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Silk Palm, $45, amazon.com

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Marigold

♪ I got a dining room, got a dining room, full of sunshine. ♫

To keep vibrant yellow from overpowering a space, keep moldings white and use contrasting colors, like green or blue.

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Blue Lamp, $92, wayfair.com

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Pink hallway with white trim.
Flamingo Pink

Since it's so bold, use a bright pink in a small space in your house, like in this octagonal anteroom between the master bedroom and bath. It gives a bit of a romantic glow without feeling like you painted the walls with Pepto-Bismol.

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Florida bedroom with green walls
CQ
Sea Green

Pale green walls are perfect for a bedroom. The color palette is bright, airy, and tranquil enough to help you zone out and rest easy.

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green bathroom
John Coolidge
Lemon

Paint your bathroom a sunny, citrus lemon. If you need some contrast, opt for patterned curtains. There's nothing baby nursery about that.

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white ikea bed
Jonny Valiant
Soft Blue

A soothing soft blue feels like fresh air when you walk into the room. It adds an ethereal, dreamy quality to a bedroom.

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tropical living room
Eric Piasecki
Pistachio Green

Here's how to use a bold color but have it still feel mellow. Paint your room bright green to capture the light, but keep woodwork and accents white to tone it down and create a more relaxing atmosphere.

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Eric Piasecki
Indigo

Indigo is classic for a beach house, or to just add some moody depth to a dining room. This apartment contrasts cerulean cabinets with a shimmery silver ceiling.

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"We designated an entrance simply by painting a small outlined square just inside the front door," designer David Kaihoi says of his tiny <a target="_blank" href="http://www.computerquiz.info/design-inspiration/house-tours/g899/small-apartment-decorating-0710/">Manhattan one-bedroom apartment</a>. The space becomes a functional spot with a coat and bag rack, plus room to stash boots.
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Violet

You can make a tiny space feel larger with bold colors. Deep violet, which evokes summer flowers like lilac, with pops of yellow actually enlarges this small apartment entryway.

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glass and rope pendant light
Sylvia Martin
Sage

Sage green is perfect for farmhouse or vintage-inspired spaces. It's both cool and calming.

More: How to Decorate Your Home With Sage

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Jonny Valiant
Peach

Don't be afraid of pinks becoming too feminine. Black furniture grounds a peachy living room and makes the color feel more sophisticated.

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bed in green room with sette in front of it
Eric Piasecki
Spring Green

This saturated green feels fresh — think farmers markets and foliage. Add to that effect with botanical prints.

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Bjorn Wallander
Rose

Rose gold mania isn't over yet. This dining room feels romantic thanks to rose-colored walls, draped curtains, gold accents, and a crystal chandelier.

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