Summer is in full swing, can you feel it? I can, this week especially. July’s days are drifting into one another as we sleep in a little bit extra in the morning, and spend afternoons sipping lemonade out by the local pool for an hour or two. I love all the kids in their bright swimsuits and towels and the moms in their swimwear in shades of turquoise, coral, orange, and pink. Summer is the season for wearing and decorating with the brightest hues!
I invited Shannon from AKA Design to share her thoughts on summer color, or “colour” as our Canadian friends say up north! Please welcome back Shannon.
“Hi everyone, it’s Shannon back again to talk summer colour! Summer is the perfect time to lighten up and have a little fun – with the colours inside and outside your home! Whether you spend your summer days soaking up the sun by the beach or keeping cool in an air-conditioned office, your home can give you that little extra bit of summer lovin’ when you dress it up for the season.
I’m not talking about gutting and redecorating an entire room just for the summer. What I really mean is changing up the accessories for the season; the throw pillows, the vases and maybe even the artwork. Of course if you are blessed enough to have outdoor spaces to call your own, you can take your decorating a step further by having summer furniture, throw pillows and colourful outdoor tableware too.
Blue is most often cool in hue; perfect for spaces that you want to be calm or sedate. It’s the colour of the sky, the ocean and twilight and commonly associated with clarity, creativity, and summer! It is extremely relaxing to settle into a space filled with blue accents after a hot day out in the sun.