Tropical Colors: Summer’s Hottest Shades

Jul 13, 2022

green and gold tableware
Michael Aram

If the recent heatwave has you dreaming of tropical climates, we’ve found a look you’ll love. Like something straight from a beach bungalow in Bora Bora, we’re combining greens, golds, and yellows to create the holiday look you love in your own home…

green and gold living room

It’s time to go green. Highly versatile and known for its calming properties; green is the perfect color for bringing the chilled-out vibes of the tropics home. Use it as your base color and introduce yellows and golds to bring it to life. Whether you go for emerald green, turquoise or a soft sage, the color green is believed to be the most relaxing and restful to the human eye, so there’s no such thing as overdoing it.

leaf wallpaper

Soft sage is ideal if you’re looking to paint a large space, it brings a sense of wellbeing and it has a slightly muted finish, so it won’t overpower the room. If bold and bright is more your thing, scatter emerald accessories throughout the home to bring your interior to life. Keep with the theme and look to oversize palm prints or monstera leaves on a white ground. The contrast of white and green will encourage a sense of escapism by reminding you of lush open spaces whenever you walk in.

three baskets
The Basket Room

Moving slightly right on the color spectrum, nothing says summer like sunshine-yellow shades. This cheerful color brings joy to any room and can make even the smallest of spaces look bright and welcoming. Best used as an accent color, pick a few key areas of the room, and introduce yellow accessories (think pillows, vases, and storage baskets). The eye will instantly be drawn to wherever yellow is placed, so it’s ideal for highlighting your favorite areas of your home.

gold drinks table

Go for gold by finishing the look with the right accessories. Gold accents will warm the entire scheme up and add a little heat to your tropical hideaway. Focus on the small details; remember this is all about those finishing touches; decorative accessories, coasters, trays and even flatware. Looking for something larger? Drinks trolleys are everywhere at the moment and they’re the perfect fit for this laid-back island look. Use yours to store your favorite tipple so it’s ready to roll out at a moment’s notice. Or create your own display stand by filling it with foliage and, wicker trays and your current read. Island life has never looked so good.

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