10 Color Combos We're Loving for Spring

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When you think of traditional spring colors, what comes to mind? A bouquet of muted pastels, maybe? While we're all obsessing over the hot resurgence of blush, known as "millennial pink", it's being paired with deeper hues to keep palettes bright and sophisticated. Think: Pantone's Kale, Flame and Yapis Blue from this spring's Fashion Color Report.

If you've had a chance to explore HGTV Spring House, then you'll notice designer Brian Patrick Flynn took a mix-and-match approach when introducing color to the outdoor spaces. With more than five outdoor lounges and a dining room to design at the Phoenix home, each palette is different yet perfectly coordinates with one another.

Take a look at our top 10 color combos for the home. (The burnt orange and hot pink combo is my favorite!)

Can you spot any of the palettes above in the spring-ready spaces below? 

Burnt Orange + Hot Pink + White

Optimize Outdoor Living Spaces

Optimize Outdoor Living Spaces

The most effective way to use any outdoor area maximally is with perimeter seating. Here, a modular sectional sofa is configured to conform to a corner of this welcoming courtyard, putting every square inch of the area to use. For optional flexibility, consider sectional sofas without arms since the armless modules can also be added to elongate a straight-lined sofa.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Aqua + Navy + Flamingo Pink

Garden Bench

Garden Bench

Make a warm and welcoming statement near your entry with a classically styled garden bench. In addition to offering guests a spot to pause and take off their shoes, these also help tremendously for extra seating during formal or casual outdoor meals since the benches can easily pull up to one side of a table.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Blue-Gray + Blush Pink + White

Covered Patio Is Full-Fledged Living Space

Covered Patio Is Full-Fledged Living Space

This covered patio was transformed into a full-fledged outdoor living room by juxtaposing the hard surfaces with a mix of soft furnishings. For cohesiveness, the dusty tones of the brick were carried throughout the space as an accent color of blush pink set against a dominant hue of blue-gray.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Lime Green + Tangerine

Spring Inspired Fire Pit Patio

Spring Inspired Fire Pit Patio

Just in time for spring, this fire pit patio was outfitted with classic seating and punchy, garden-inspired colors.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Robin's Egg Blue + Bubblegum Pink

Robin's-Egg Blue & Bubblegum Pink Dining Room

Robin's-Egg Blue & Bubblegum Pink Dining Room

For day-to-day use, this space is used for laid-back, casual dining. The cool pastel palette keeps the room looking young and fresh and the unexpected use of kitchen island lighting over the dining table helps keep the spot brightly lit after dark.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

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Peach + Chocolate Brown + Ivory

You may think chocolate brown is only suitable for cold-weather decor, but when mixed with peach and ivory it becomes spring-ready. Use these rich shades in small doses, and allow new neutrals to soften the look.

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Burnt Orange + Hot Pink + White

Hot pink can take a classic spring palette and instantly make it more modern. Add some fun to your home by mixing hot pink with burnt orange and ultra white.

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Dandelion + Aqua + Dove Gray

Mix warm and cool tones with dandelion paired with aqua. Keep the bold colors balanced with a backdrop of dove gray.

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Lemon Yellow + Grass Green + White

One of the most classic ways to add a touch of spring to any room is with yellow and green. Instead of a pastel yellow, choose vibrant shades of lemon or canary, and mix them with a grassy green.

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Lime Green + Tangerine

Take the citrus approach to your springtime decor by mixing tangerine and lime tones. Since both of these colors are equally saturated, it's important to have a neutral, like ultra white or khaki, for balance.

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Emerald Green + Blush Pink

Complementary colors are always a perfect combination, since each color sits directly opposite the other on the color wheel, resulting in the perfect contrast. Here, red and green are given a fresh twist for the season. Red is toned down to blush, and green has a touch of blue, making it appear more emerald.

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Powder Blue + Birch

Looking for a mix of woods and cool hues? Try mixing powder blue with light birch tones, resulting in a light and airy look that's slightly Scandinavian in style.

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Robin's Egg Blue + Bubblegum Pink

Bubblegum pink and robin's egg blue are often associated with more youthful spaces, but if you mix the elements right, these hues can fit almost any age group or style. Here, molded Eames-style chairs in a muted shade of robin's egg blue appear a bit more grown-up than baby blue. And did you know blush pink is the new neutral? These draperies will work for the entire family.

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Aqua + Navy + Flamingo Pink

Layer different shades of blue such as aqua, blue-gray and navy, then add in hints of flamingo pink. This look will work great for spring and last seamlessly through summer.

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Blue-Gray + Blush Pink + White

Put a gender-neutral spin on your spring color schemes by pairing muted pinks with blue-gray. Even though there's no overly saturated color in the mix, the warm and cool hues will strike a nice contrast.

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Purple + Turquoise + Tangerine

Can't decide on a color? Choose a pattern that mixes the best of them. This playful throw pillow showcases purple, turquoise and tangerine hues, for an accent piece that fits almost anywhere.

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Navy + Teal + Coral

Mashup summer and spring with a combination of navy, teal and coral. Here, the solid, teal-toned lounge chairs are given a style boost with a Southwestern-style throw in different shades of coral and salmon while a white and navy rug offers a soft underfoot.

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Navy + Nectarine + White

If there's one color scheme that's equally fit for spring and summer, it's orange and blue. Make things a little springier by opting for shades of orange that have more yellow than red undertones. Here, nectarine is paired with navy blue and white for a fun and fresh vibe.

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Raspberry + Stone Gray

Put a fresh spin on pink by opting for raspberry which has a mix of red and gray undertones. Pair it with stone gray, which is a beautiful new neutral.

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Fuchsia + Turquoise + White

Turquoise and fuchsia are balanced with softer shades of aqua and blush pink to create the ultimate spring look.

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