The Color: Sunny Yellow
Where to Use It: Hello, yellow! This bright, happy color can't help but bring a smile to your face. Artwork and accent pillows are two simple ways to let the \"sunshine\" in to your room. To make the color pop even more, pair it with a soft neutral, such as gray or white.
The Color: Sky Blue
Where to Use It: Just like the sky itself, this shade of blue has a serene, calming presence. \"I like to use it in healthy doses on furniture, drapery panels and large accessories,\" Fairley says. It can bring the same quieting effect to a bedroom, sitting room or any space where you like to relax and unwind.
The Color: Flirty Pink
Where to Use It: We all know pink is the ultimate girl color — nothing else can give a room a feminine touch like this blushing hue. That's what makes it the perfect choice for a girl's bedroom. Highlighting different shades in a floral fabric and pairing it with purple only intensifies its playful appeal.
The Color: Refreshing Lime
Where to Use It: You know how a hint of lime makes everything – from salsa to a cocktail – just a bit better? The color can have the same effect on a room. Use it as a highlight accent, like the bookcase backdrop shown here, then bring in smaller accessories in the same color to complete the look.
The Color: Seaworthy Coral
Where to Use It: As one of the sea's most vibrant hues, coral is a standout shade no matter where you use it. Accessories are a natural fit for this accent color, whether it's a pillow sham or a throw for the foot of the bed. For a bigger statement, why not add an unexpected twist by pairing this punchy color with white for a striped ceiling?
The Color: Nail Polish Red
Where to Use It: What better place to make a statement than your entry? Not only does this room set the tone for the rest of the home, it entices guests to want to see every room of your home. A cheerful red is inviting and happy, like the smile of the friend who welcomes you.
The Color: Nautical Navy
Where to Use It: If you follow fashion trends, you may have noticed navy is one of the hottest \"new neutrals.\" Just like black, white and gray, navy can create a statement without overpowering a room. Pair it with bold colors, such as red or pink, to create style-setting combos. Want to follow the nautical trend? Consider using it in a striped pattern like the rug shown here.
The Color: Crisp White
Where to Use It: Like laundry draped across a clothesline, a brilliant white can give any space a fresh, clean look. Use white as a neutral backdrop, and then accessorize with accent pieces in your favorite colors, or create a monochromatic design by enveloping the room in an all-white palette.
The Color: Fresh-Squeezed Orange
Where to Use It: Whether it's juice from a roadside stand or cool sherbet on a hot day, orange has long been the color of summer. For a quick spruce-up, add orange or tangerine throw pillows to a neutral couch. If you're a true fan of the juicy color, add statement pieces such as painted side tables or a sideboard.
The Color: Water's Edge Blue
Where to Use It: No matter where you live, nothing is as inviting as a cool body of water on a summer day. Get the same feeling in your living areas by immersing the room in this cool shade. For a dramatic effect, use the color on upholstered pieces, drapery panels and accessories.