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SHADES OF SUMMER

Summers are the fiery times, Of the solar vivacity. But, the sky offers a powder blue relief, to the weary parched souls. There is always a chance, to balance life, the very contrasting energies.

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Ever wondered how one associates seasons with colors and their innumerable tones?

And how these colors affect our moods and lives?

The answer lies in the understanding of this season-color relationship.

We mark this time of the year by the onset of summer, especially in the Asian part of the world. What summers reminds us of?

The hot blazing yellow sun, the clear powder blue sky, the barren amber land, and faded green foliage. Nature fills the exteriors with these shades of the spectrum.

Let’s fill the interiors with shades that bring out the cooling and soothing effect on our senses.

During summer, one wants to stay fresh in the interiors. To feel the coolness, one needs to get the walls colored the right way. Choose cooler tones such as the blue-greens and the purple-pinks. According to the size of the room/living space, one needs to select the right tone.

I will concentrate on shades of blue in this article.

For smaller rooms, we can use lighter tones closer to the white side of the tonal spectrum. Experiment with a shaded trail of lighter tones.

Here’s an example with the picture-

Summer color themes
  • Baby blue (more in quantity) and cyan.
  • A combination of these two colors can give a lively look to the room.
  • For furniture
  • Use faded algae blue or woody tones for furniture.
  • This gives an antique and a rustic look to the room.
  • Play with tints of silver, grey, and white.
  • The upholstery patterns can be-

a) Soft flowy curves,

b) Scanty monochrome geometric designs,

Faded tones of accents


c) Grey and black-colored embroidery,

d) or Silver sequin work.

A tint of deep color in the upholstery can add that punch and vibrancy to the entire room.

Apart from the walls, play with creams and blues (deeper tones) for the ceilings.

Compliment this with frosty n diffused lighting.

Browns, & whites- with the blues

Finally, you get a summer-ready niche for yourself.
Enjoy the calming and cooling effect with some country music, and classics by your side.

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