This Unexpected Color Will Be In Every Living Room Come Spring

Spring is (thankfully) right around the corner, and there are a number of ways you can start getting ready for the new season now. For many people, one way to get psyched up is by updating their wardrobe with a few key pieces, while for others that means setting out on a major cleaning and organizing spree. Another option to consider is sprucing up your home decor by way of the latest spring color trends.

Certain trends spotted on the runway end up making their way into your home, and that often tends to be the case when it comes to color. From the boom in bright colors (like vibrant yellow or Pantone's 2019 color of the year, Living Coral) to some tried-and-true seasonal shades, it's probably a lot easier than you think to experiment with a few new hues — without making a massive change or having to blow your budget.

As an admitted color enthusiast, Los Angeles- and Austin-based interior and event stylist Abby Pendergrast loves the idea of introducing some of the trendiest spring shades as a way of freshening up your space. She also knows that there are both subtle and statement-making ways to do just that, depending on how much you want to commit. Ahead, find four of the biggest seasonal colors she's loving right now, plus her suggestions on how to try them in your home ASAP.

Lime Green

Looks like the lime green trend isn't just going to affect everyone's wardrobe this season. "I'm truly digging this '90s lime green that is having a comeback," Pendergrast admits. And while it's decidedly a bold choice, this color can still look super chic and expensive. To achieve this, the stylist recommends seeking out pieces made with luxe fabrics, like velvet, for a richer feel.

Cobalt Blue

"Cobalt is totally stealing the show for me," shares Pendergrast. But if the bright color feels a bit too much for your space, you can always try it in the form of a small accent piece for just a touch of the bold hue. Her suggestion? This trendy mushroom lamp. "This lamp totally knocks it out of the park for me and adds that pop of color you didn't know you needed," she says.


"I'm having an orange crush at the moment," says Pendergrast. If you're also into this shade for spring, consider utilizing it with a statement-making piece, like this sleek, mid-century modern inspired sectional.


Yes, this soft shade is one you might already think of when it comes to spring, but Pendergrast suggests making it more current by pairing it with some of the aforementioned seasonal brights. "I especially love lilac when paired with burnt orange or lime green," she explains. Also, she notes that you shouldn't underestimate the impact of your dinnerware as a means of introducing a fresh new color. "Set the table with color-blocked placemats and these plates from World Market for a chic dinner party," she adds.