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Masterclass: 4 beautiful spring-summer colour schemes

With spring well underway, and summer on the horizon, now’s the perfect time to redecorate your home. This year, positivity is key. Things are looking a little more hopeful and cheerful for everyone, and that same feeling is being echoed throughout people’s homes.

If you’re planning a seasonal refresh, or want to inject some joy into your home, we’ve rounded up the four 2021 colour trends setting the tone for spring/summer.

Alongside each trend, we’ve suggested colours from the Dulux Heritage palette. While Heritage colours are inspired by the past, each shade has been refined to meet the demands of modern homes. Every tin is formulated from the finest ingredients to give you a rich, durable finish that stands the test of time.

You can sample any of the spring or summer colour schemes in this article by ordering a Dulux Heritage Tester.

Make a splash with warm corals

Warm corals are a spring and summer colour trend to watch every season. These pink-orange colours are bursting with energy and optimism, and are perfect if you want to make a bold statement in your home. For this bedroom, we used Coral Pink as an impactful ¾ feature wall – a key decorating trend right now. As you can see, it’s an eye catching and vivacious pink, but you can dial it down a notch by pairing it with a more muted shade. Here we painted the top ¼ of the wall in Dusted Heather to give the room a warm Mediterranean vibe.

If you wanted to tie the room together, think about adding another colour flourish. If you look closely, you can see we’ve painted an arch around the doorframe – another decorating trend we’re loving! – this time in Wild Blackberry.

Coral Pink Dusted Heather Dark Aubergine Dulux Heritagepainted Arch

Keep calm with blues and greens

There’s no denying the calming effect blues and greens can have on a home. Certain paint colours naturally make us feel at ease, others can go as far as reducing stress and anxiety. Maritime Teal is a deep, relaxing blue-green that connects you to nature. Use it in a blue colour scheme to create a wistful feeling of open skies and calm seas. Then layer the room with hints of spring colours, such as pinks and neutrals, for an idyllic ambiance.

Other peaceful paint colours from the Heritage range include Stone Green, a mid grey/green that has a natural connection to materials such as granite and marble. Or Rosemary Leaf, a restful, muted blue/green that combines the therapeutic qualities of the two hues in one beautiful, calming shade for the perfect green colour scheme.

You can pair greens and teals together to create a beautifully balanced blue/green colour scheme. Or, you can make these nature-inspired shades the hero, teaming with a simple neutral like Swedish White for a clean, classic look.

Maritime Teal Stone Green Bedroom

Think pink when refreshing your home

Floral pinks are having a moment right now. They’re a sophisticated, understated way to refresh your space. Take Heritage Potters Pink for example, a pale petal pink, which encapsulates the fragility of Edwardian cottage garden blooms like the fragrant peony. It’s quite simply a breath of fresh air, something we’re all craving. Or there’s DH Blossom, a dusky mid pink with a slight yellow undertone. This warm pastel has a genteel and mature presence, and will cheer up any space.

Try it as a feature wall, but maybe go one step further as we have below. Simply run the feature wall up to the ceiling, then across it a short way. It gives you a canopy effect, mimicking the look of a four-poster bed... with paint!

Pressed Petal Office Dh Blossom Bedroom Dulux Heritage

Go back to basics with neutrals

Your home should be your happy place. A neutral colour scheme lends itself perfectly to this idea. Earthy, natural shades are easy to live with and can lift the mood of any room. When it comes to styling, they work beautifully in both modern and traditional spaces. We used Raw Cashmere on the wall panelling in this bedroom to create a sense of quiet relaxation. And went for Pebble Grey in the dining room, as it’s a wonderfully warm taupe that’s ideal for a cosy, intimate setting.

Pale neutrals allow the walls to melt away, making the perfect backdrop for your furniture and accessories to take centre-stage.

Pebble Grey Dining Room Raw Cashmere Bedroom Dulux Heritage

Looking for more timeless spring-summer colour schemes? Check out the complete Heritage colour palette here. Or, get inspired by real Heritage homes on our Instagram.

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