The Colors of Summer – 4 Rooms Designed in the Style of Our Favorite Cities

summer colorsSummer is finally upon us! It’s the season of fresh air, sunshine, and flowers in bloom. And what better way to celebrate the changing seasons than by giving your home a revitalizing update! If you ask us, color is the key to spritzing up any room, and the sunny shades of summer can add warmth and bring the outdoors in! Whether it’s a vibrant new sofa, a fresh coat of paint, or festive poufs that help brighten up a room, there are plenty of ways you can approach a makeover with summer colors.

In addition to long days and laid-back nights, summer is all about vacations and traveling! You can find color wherever you go, but there are some places that have especially eye-catching palettes. We’re feeling inspired by the summer colors of 4 of our favorite travel destinations – Greece, Southern France, Miami, and Santa Fe!

To get in the spirit of summer (and satisfy our wanderlust), we designed these interiors based on the iconic summer colors of our dream travel destinations. Take a look and get inspired!

summer colorsColors of Greece

Bring the serene luxury of Greece to your home with a mix of blue and white hues. This room contrasts the soothing sea blue on the walls with pristine white furniture, just like the Greek isle architecture set against the ocean. The shades of Greece create a contemporary, eclectic interior with a classic edge.

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To warm up the dramatic white in the room, blend in natural materials and textures like a woven rattan rug, linen slipcovers on the sofa and weathered wood details. Organic patterns and decorative accents like the dreamy beach paintings and the vivid, natural greens help bring the outside in. And eclectic accents like the wicker chair, the hanging pendant lamp, and the crisp, elegant vases are an essential part of this Santorini summer style.

summer colorsColors of Miami

Miami is the kind of place that inspires you to look and feel your best. The elevated attitude comes from the aesthetic here, an elegant chic look that you can find in everything from the city’s tropical vibes to the gorgeous scenery to the sleek, sultry nightlife. Use bright, vibrant colors to set a dramatic tone – after all, Miami is not afraid to make a statement!

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The vivid teal here is center stage and orange and yellow accents along with plenty of big, leafy plants help round out the tropical look. Opt for modern or mid-century furniture to mimic the Deco vibes of South Beach. And then add in eclectic contemporary accents like the funky chandelier, super mod artwork, and splashes of white against the dark teal wall.

summer colorsColors of Santa Fe

For a chill summer vibe, look to the gorgeous Santa Fe palette of terracottas, oranges, and blues. This New Mexico city makes a perfect design statement with the adobe architecture and desert landscapes set against the deep blue sky.

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We designed this room with a Southwest feel, setting the tone with a sandstone wall. Incorporate contrasting colors like royal blues, rich browns and striking white that help complete the earthy look – and bonus points for using accents pieces with midcentury undertones.

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Raw materials like the woven leather of the chair, the funky rustic wood of the coffee tables and raw metals look great in this wild desert scheme. Then finish off the look with the essential flavors of the desert Southwest, like Cacti, cow horns, pelts and skulls, and tribal prints in muted tones.

summer colorsColors of Southern France

This Summer, say “Oui!” to the beautiful interior design style of Southern France. This region is famous for its magnificent sceneries, including the stunning lavender fields and the soft, natural tones of the countryside.

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The Southern French palette stars with neutrals like soft whites, beiges, and creams for the walls and the large furniture pieces. Add in lilac and green accent pieces, art, and decor to evoke the blossoming meadows of Provence. Floral patterns and houseplants warm up the space and vintage elements, like the mirror and hanging lamp, and help give the room more texture. Classic furniture pieces in light tones create a rural coziness and simplicity while the ornate details lend the room a touch of antiquity.

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