Color Palette of the Week: Spring Is Coming

Get the spirit of spring any day of the year with this fabulous yellow palette.


Since the Game of Thrones show became a pop culture phenomenon, people like to quote the famous “winter is coming” quote. This foreboding statement is used throughout the stories as a way to warn the characters that much, much worse things are yet to come. (And I’ve read up to book 5. Worse things are coming.)

However, I want to put this quote on its head by, instead, heralding the coming of spring. Although it comes earlier here than in most places in the northern part of North America, we still enjoy when it does. It means only 2 or 3 more months of rain. (Sigh.)

Remember my purple crocus last year? (Has it been a year of color palettes already? My!) This year, I offer you a much better photographed (and definitely bigger) yellow crocus to bring in the spirit of the nymph Chloris, bringer of flowers and herald of spring.


Spring is coming color palette

These bright, acidic shades are a great cleanser for winter drabness and will put you in a joyous, positive mood every time. Yellow is psychologically associated with energy, joy and happiness. The gradation of yellows along with the tender greens of this palette will make your decor feel like you’re living in a beautiful field of bright daffodils.

How can I use “Spring Is Coming”?

Yellow can be used in any room of the house. Because of its association with happiness, it’s hard to use it in a place where it doesn’t belong. Of course, the particular shade of yellow should be lighter or darker depending on the circumstances; keep it light for a bedroom, but dare to go full sun-like in the living room, the office or the kitchen.

Contemporary Bedroom by Brooklyn Architects & Building Designers Actual Size Projects

I love the pale yellow of this bedroom. It’s tender without being kitsch, and it has just the right amount of warmth for a place where you spend most of your time sleeping anyway.

But I think the perfect spot for this spring-like, organic palette is the kitchen:

Contemporary Kitchen by New York Interior Designers & Decorators Pierce Allen

Daffodil yellow perks up a baby green and neutral kitchen, filled with nods to plants and flowers. I feel like it’s the perfect happy place to make delicious home-cooked meals for your family.

What do you think? Are you a fan of the yellow? I personally would absolutely love this palette in my kitchen. (I’m keeping the palette saved for a day when I can do just that). Share your thoughts with us!

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