The Designers Have Spoken, Here Are the Top Color Trends for Summer 2017

by Alex ThatcherJuly 5, 2017

Designer Insight for Summer 2017’s Top Color Trends

If spring kept you too busy with cleaning, rest assured, it’s not too late to outfit your home with summer’s top color trends. The industry’s best home designers and color authorities have chosen a new roster of colors to brighten up spaces and amplify the beauty of summer’s sunny days.

Whether you’re ready to design on a dime by adding a small splash of color to your patio, or you’re committing to a complete overhaul of your living room, is here to help you make sure your space is right on trend for summer. Read on to see which top color trends designers have nominated to rule the summer season.
summer 2017 top color trends


When it comes to design, the Pantone Color Institute is the number one authority on which colors are in season. This year, Pantone chose Greenery as a fresh, versatile color to complement summer design. Pantone Color Institute’s executive director Leatrice Eiseman praises the color for its close tie to nature, claiming that “anything that you can create that gives you that feeling of really being immersed in nature is a good thing.”

Where will you see Greenery in home design this season? Add a touch of greenery to your home with accent pieces, such as throws or pillows. Or play up the color’s tie to nature and growth by creating a natural wall covering, either inside or outside, to evoke a lush, dense feel to your summer space.
summer 2017 top color trends

Pale Dogwood

Next up on the rotation of top summer color trends? Designers are peppering summer spaces with Pale Dogwood, a soft blush color that’s similar to Pantone’s Rose Quartz. Incorporating Pale Dogwood accents into your home is a like well received breeze on a warm summer day; it’s airy and light, and a perfect summer color.

If you’ve been lusting after Kinfolk‘s soft, feminine bedroom designs, now’s the chance to design an on-trend summer bedroom with Pale Dogwood. Maybe you spring for a new set of blush colored sheets, or maybe you splurge on a rosé colored chair. Either way, don’t miss out on this summer’s Pale Dogwood design trend.
summer 2017 top color trends

Island Paradise

Island lovers rejoice! It’s time to add a splash of paradise into your home this summer. Pantone’s Island Paradise is being heralded as “a refreshing aqua that calls to mind a change of scenery. A cool blue green shade that speaks to our dream of the great escape… emblematic of tropical settings and the desire to unwind.”

Keep your home cool this summer with a touch of Island Paradise. While this calming color suits any room, we recommend embracing this blue-green color in the kitchen. Accent your kitchen with a tiled, Island paradise backsplash. Get funky with a new patterned wallpaper, or keep things mellow with an Island Paradise-colored dinnerware set. Either way, be sure to keep your home groovin’ through summer with a touch of Island Paradise.

While designer color trends are endless, these three top color trends for summer 2017 are our favorites. How will you add these summer-ready colors into your home?
summer 2017 top color trends

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About The Author
Alex Thatcher
Alex is a home staging guru who moonlights as a writer. She loves everything about interior design and loves working in the industry. Alex is an expert in finding what makes people light up when they walk into a room, and has made a living by creating interiors that are unique, warm and inviting. When she isn't arranging flowers or making sure she's found the right loveseat for prospective buyers, she writes about her passion — home design.