Fresh Summer Color Palettes

What color will your summer be?

It’s a question that sparks a summer decorating challenge, of sorts: choose one color palette for the entire season. Studio 5 Contributor Michelle Virtue shares her three favorite color palettes.

One of my favorite pastimes is looking through color palettes and samples. Design Seeds ( has one of the most beautiful collections of color palettes—featuring color inspiration from cupcakes to beach scenes. They are all beautiful—many taken from the pages of Mother Nature herself. Chose a color palette that inspires you and add it to your summer décor. The applications are endless—party themes, outdoor living spaces, entryways or your next dinner party.

Tips for applying a color palette to your life:

1. Choose a palette that excites you.

2. Select a color palette that allows you to incorporate entertaining/decorating pieces you already have in your collection.

3. Use elements of nature to really bring your palette to life. I love using product and fresh flowers (not a surprise)!

These are three of my favorite palettes for summer, as inspired by

Strawberry Brights

Penciled Brights

Colored Sweets

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