The Votes Are In: This Is Your Favorite Color for Spring 2017

Twenty popular hues went head-to-head in our Color Vs. Color competition, but only one can be declared the winner.

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The latest edition of Color Vs. Color was unlike any we’ve previously done. We featured more colors than ever before — 20 in four different categories — and since voting opened at the beginning of May, thousands of you have combed through the palettes and selected your favorite shades.

Vote: Color vs. Color

Vote: Color vs. Color

From dramatic to delicate, browse four categories of color palettes perfect for spring and discover ways to work these schemes into your own home.

For those who may have missed out on voting or just learning about our battle of the hues, let me explain how this competition works. Collaborating with editors and design experts, I selected 20 on-trend spring colors and grouped them into categories (delicate, dramatic, historic and radiant). Voting opened earlier this month and after three weeks, a winner was chosen by HGTV fans.

Whether you enjoy bright, bold colors (tomato red, cobalt blue), soft neutrals (toasty tan, pink mist) or even historic colors with ties to the past (colonial blue, ash gray), Color Vs. Color featured a wide variety of hues. Spring is all about rebirth and we’re confident these colors will bring new life to any room in your home.

After carefully counting the votes, your favorite color of the season is…

Powder Blue

Powder Blue Color Palette

Powder Blue Color Palette

Cool and chic, this light shade of blue works with practically any color palette. Combine with slightly darker shades of blue, tan and white to create a fresh living room.

HGTV fans know what they like. Powder blue was also last spring’s winner, and this popular hue can’t be beat once again. The light shade of blue has a calming effect and works with most color palettes while allowing design elements to take center stage. Take this living room for example, pair powder blue with tan, a darker shade of blue and white to create a fresh and inviting space.

Jump on the powder blue bandwagon, and browse creative ways to use it in your home in the galleries below.

10 Ways to Decorate With Powder Blue

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Powder Blue Color Palette

Cool and chic, this light shade of blue works with practically any color palette. Combine with slightly darker shades of blue, tan and white to create a fresh living room.

Blue Ceiling

This kitchen is a study in elegant dark and light tones accented with shiny metal that adds a sophisticated touch.

Green + Blue

Light blue walls contrast perfectly against the wood elements and green countertop in this mid-century modern kitchen.

Blue Kitchen

Soft blue cabinetry add depth to this bright, light kitchen and over-scale pendant lights balance the scale of the large island.

From: Jamie House

Serene Living Room

Light blue walls evoke an airy atmosphere in this transitional living room.

Blue Bedroom

This children’s bedroom features an iron bed with a lively color scheme of blues, greens and white.

Stylish Sideboard

A light blue painted sideboard contains Italian lamps and a gilded frame in the dining room.

From: Charles Faudree

Photo By: Photo Credit: Jenifer Jordan

Modern Living + Dining Room

White wash wood support beams add architectural detail to this midcentury modern living and dining room featuring light blue walls and colorful accessories.

Calming Color Palette

A calming neutral color palette helps to push back the walls in this small bedroom and adds a collection of small mirrors to bounce light around the room.

Cool Blue Room

Cool blue tones flow from the piece above the mantle, inspiring this laid-back palette.

Now Trending: A Soft and Smooth Powder Blue

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Powder Blue Color Palette

Powder blue is given a fresh update when mixed with shadow green and rose pink. Mix in various metallic accents for even more depth and texture. Not sure how to work this soft hue into your home? Take a look at how it can work in every space.

Photo By: Kayla Kitts

Layers of Blue

This small living room was enhanced by covering the walls, trim and ceiling in various shades of powder blue tones.

Pretty Backdrop

With its black-and-white stripes, the nightstand steals the scene in this soft, powder-blue bedroom. This modern piece proves that powder blue can provide the perfect backdrop to virtually any color combo.

Photo By: Chipper Hatter Photography

Light and Bright

Powder-blue walls provide a soft backdrop in this transitional dining room. A vintage Sputnik glass chandelier hangs above the dining table with a mix of bench seating, simple orange chairs and neutral slipcovered armchairs.

Cool Blues

Cool blue tones flow from the artwork above the mantle, inspiring this laid-back palette.

Clean and Serene

Powder blue, brown and gray wash over this serene bedroom, creating a fresh, clean and neutral palette. To add dimension, the designers layered in different fabrics on the bed and window treatments.

Dreamy Americana

By layering indigo and powder blue, a unique mix of patterns and classic style, this guest bedroom puts a cool, casual spin on Americana.

Swimming in Blue

David Hockney's 1978 artwork "Swimming Pool With Reflection" inspired this California-cool bathroom. Watery-blue glass mosaic tile spills down the shower wall and out onto the concrete-gray tile floor, appearing to puddle. The custom back-painted glass vanity floats on the powder-blue walls and is anchored by a chrome faucet, adding a modern sophistication to this fun space.

Photo By: Mariko Reed Photography

Glam Lounge

Graphic, powder-blue wallpaper is framed in silver for a glamorous backdrop to this seating area. A custom round settee with mother-of-pearl buttons adds elegance, while a large botanical print adds a contemporary feminine touch.

Romantic Style

A simple palette of powder blue and white with small, romantic details like the herringbone throw and vase of white roses makes this master bedroom feel relaxing and inviting.

Luxe Spa

A transom window draws the eye up toward the vaulted ceiling detail in this luxurious master bathroom. Marble tiling is used on both the floor and backsplash for a cohesive look, and soft blue tones evoke the view of the ocean and sky outside.

Sweet Baby

Soothing powder-blue walls and a soft sheepskin rug create a calm space for a new baby. Graphic blue-and-white storage bins on the floor are an attractive and handy place to stash toys, diapers and books.

Cottage Accents

A soaking tub adds a contemporary touch to this powder-blue cottage bathroom. Plaid curtains, an antique wood stool and a painted lantern-style pendant light bring a homier feel to the space.

Eclectic Palette

Powder blue and fire-engine red create a show-stopping color palette in this spacious eclectic master bathroom. Elegant patterns and textures create a luxurious feel topped off with a relaxing, spa-style bathtub.

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