8 Refreshing Color Combos We're Absolutely Loving Right Now

These unexpected color combos are hot, hot, hot right now. Ready to update your home's color schemes?

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As those of us with dyed hair know, there's nothing like a color refresh to help you feel energized and ready to take on the world. And yep, believe it or not, the same is true in your home.

If you're feeling a little bored with the color story that's currently unfolding in your space, then it might be time for a change. So fire up a new "color inspiration" Pinterest board and start here with some of our brand-new favorite color combo trends for spring and summer.

Soft Gray + Royal Blue + Raspberry

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This space has a feminine vibe which works well with this fresh color combo. The bright colors pair beautifully with the neutral soft gray paint to create a space full of texture. If you're looking to go a bit bolder in your space, this combo would be a great place to start. By keeping the bright colors focused more on the accessories, you'll give yourself a lot of room to play with the overall feel of the room.

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Coral + Teal + Cabana Pink

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This is another bold color combo that somehow manages to balance itself out and not feel overwhelming. Choosing a cool blue-green hue for the walls allows the other bright colors to play off a solid base. Despite the variety of patterns, tones and fabrics, everything feels pulled together and purposeful.

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Navy + Orange + Linen

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I like to call this color combo "amped-up neutral." This space is a perfect example of the flexibility you have to add color and make a big design statement when you start with a calm, neutral base. And while navy is the more prominent color on the striped walls, the pop of orange really adds a fun twist.

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Teal + Gray + Chocolate Brown

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If you were actually allowed to marry your favorite color combos, teal, soft gray, chocolate brown and I would be on our honeymoon right now in Italy. For me, this combo has it all; it's sophisticated and classic but also a bit unexpected and fun. The dark brown accents in this space are a perfect complement to the soft gray elements, and the teal accent wall is the va-va-voom piece that pulls the room together.

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Turquoise + Yellow + Deep Blue

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I'm a big lover of dark paint colors and have always personally disagreed with advice to not paint smaller spaces a dark shade. There is just a warmth and coziness that comes along with a dark, rich paint color that is hard to recreate with lighter shades. This is a great example of a dark paint color paired with lighter, brighter accessories which creates a combo that is truly cozy to the max. The large piece of artwork pulls the whole thing together flawlessly.

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Kelly Green + White + Lemon Yellow

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A kid's room is a fun place to experiment with color and push your boundaries, and this example is proof that sometimes it's actually pretty easy to be green (sorry, Kermit). This color combo is fresh, zesty and completely unexpected, which is why it works so well. Wallpaper is a great way to bring in some interest and pattern with a bolder scheme like this one, and if you choose a temporary wallpaper, you could always switch things up in the future.

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White + Burnt Sienna + Black

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Black paint might seem scary until you see a space like this one. Black paint can really be a game changer when it comes to completely transforming the look of a space. Paired with white trim, furniture and accessories, it remains one of the most classic color combos in existence. The addition of a sleek painted door in burnt sienna elevates the space even further.

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Sky Blue + Plum + Black

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This space has me thinking about something that never occurred to me before: can plum be a neutral? Yep, I think it can be! Even though this is a cool-toned color combo, it somehow still manages to feel so warm and inviting. If you want to try out a color experiment, a guest bedroom is a great place to give it a whirl. And again: don't feel like you have to jump straight into changing up your paint colors; experimenting with colorful art, decor, accessories or linen can sometimes be just the color injection you need.

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10 Hottest Spring Colors + How to Use Them

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Color Trend: Pale Blue

Pantone's Color(s) of the Year, Serenity Blue, is a lovely shade to use as the main hue at a relaxing afternoon soiree. Purchase macarons in a light blue shade. (These are flavored with Earl Grey and mint chocolate chips.) Then use coordinating tea towels and fancy teacups for a Parisian-inspired event.

Color Trend: Bright Coral

The use of spring hues doesn't have to be as dramatic as painting a wall or buying a new rug. Update your decor with a few new accessories in a dramatic coral color to instantly liven up any piece of furniture. To create a cohesive look, repeat the coral hue in three to four different spots within the same vignette.

Color Trend: Zesty Yellow

Bring color into your nine-to-five by giving your workspace a pop of yellow with uplifting accessories. The spirited hue will encourage your best creativity and allow you to think more clearly.

Color Trend: Magenta + Gold

A traditional cake gets a stylish upgrade with sweeps of magenta and edible gilded gold. Nine Cakes designed this two-tier white buttercream cake with magenta and yellow accents, touches of gold and whimsical dollops of icing. These colorful embellishments are the perfect way to incorporate a hot, new color trend into a delicious dessert.

Color Trend: Blush

Pantone's Color(s) of the Year, Rose Quartz, is used in the form of paint to update a flea market console table. A few coats of paint is all you need to give a vintage piece of furniture new life and bring some blush-pink color into your living room this spring.

Color Trend: Shades of Gray

Keep your bedroom relaxed with layered whites and shades of gray. A white duvet cover creates a solid backdrop to layer in a velvet gray headboard, gray sheets and gray accent pillows in a variety of shades of textures. The single color palette is used to create a calming space to dream the night away.

Color Trend: Cobalt

Give your rustic farm table a modern touch with bright, cobalt blue placemats, white plates and black linen napkins. The juxtaposition between rustic wood and saturated color is a big trend for spring.

Color Trend: Pops of White

Harmony reigns when you mix a variety of planters in all the same color. Here, the whitewashed planters are displayed on a rustic wooden dresser to create a warm, soft glow and a sense of cohesiveness around a collection of lively plants.

Color Trend: Buttercup

A light, buttercup hue adds subtleness to an accent wall. Black frames with white mattes around colorful artwork make a pop-art statement against the pastel paint. The look is finished with a glossy white shelf and black pillar candlesticks.

Color Trend: Jewel Tones

Chromatic hues and layered textures bring a neutral couch to life. Brilliant pops of color in deep jewel tones work together in this living room by creating a playful space. Start with a textured rug, then add in yellow pillows, a red throw and a lamp in saturated hues to finish the look.

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