Published on September 15, 2020

We’ve barely tucked away the picnic basket and said goodbye to our trusty inflatable pool, and we already miss summer. Someone over at Pantone must be on the same wavelength, because the company just released its trend report for spring/summer 2021—and the 15 bright hues are basically a guide to keeping winter blues at bay. 

The palette was picked to coincide with New York Fashion Week, which kicked off on September 11. There are electric neons and earthy neutrals aplenty, a winning combination that, according to color specialist Leatrice Eiseman, “combines a level of comfort and relaxation with sparks of energy that uplift our moods.” If your own space could use a dose of cheery color, these are the four we’re already plotting to bring home.

Cerulean

This season, ditch the navy in favor of a paler (but still statement-making) blue: In the form of an entryway mirror or a set of linen napkins to accompany your next pasta dinner, this serene tint feels fresh. 

Desert Mist

Somewhere between apricot and camel, this neutral is anything but boring. To spice it up, choose an unexpected pairing—in these textiles, ribbed corduroy and scarlet detailing do the heavy lifting. 

Burnt Coral

Give your bedside essentials a splashy backdrop with this steel side table (there’s built-in room to fit the cable of your lamp) or punch up open shelving with bamboo dinnerware designed in Living Coral’s cooler sibling. 

Mint

Ready for a kitchen refresh? This Kelly green makes a statement in both tile (for the backsplash) and paint (for the cabinets)—though if you’re after something less permanent, you can’t go wrong with a spherical light fixture. 

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