Spring cleaning is a huge thing for some of us. It is an annual tradition where everyone rolls up their sleeves and helps a little. Of course, sometimes things come together and it goes just fine. On other occasions it feels like an uphill struggle with everyone sulking and trying to discover new ways to wiggle out of it all. With spring cleaning also comes the urge to redecorate your home a touch and give a bright, new look. The colors that dominated during cold winter months give way to brighter, more vibrant colors of spring. There are also cool new color palettes to look forward to and today we explore the best of 2018!

Contemporary kids room in white with green accents [Design: Leighton Design Group]

There are some classics that never fail when it comes to spring color schemes. Then there are hot trends that come and go with each year. You can try out the new and exciting this year or stick to the already tried and tested. Altering color schemes in neutral spaces can be easy while redoing the palette entirely demands more in terms of both effort and budget. These are definitely not temporary choices and the trio of color combinations we present today promise to survive beyond spring, making it a great mid-term option as well.

Polished Black and Gold

As a combination black and gold invokes an image sophistication, modernity and opulence. It is a color duo that moves away from the mundane and gives you a world that is anything but sterile. It feels majestic, dashing and works in all seasons when you get the lighting right. Black and gold is a hot color scheme that is making big waves in 2018. With spring normally being all about freshness, bright colors and plenty of light, this turn towards darker scheme of things is a welcome surprise. Try it out in the smaller powder room, formal dining room or even the bedroom before you use it in the kitchen and living space.

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Gold and black living room full of glam!
Mediterranean style kitchen in gold and black with copper and tiles backsplash [From: Officine Gullo USA]
Minimal modern bedroom in black and gold with textured walls
Stunning black and gold home theater entry [From: Dan Curran Architecture]
Awesome luxurious dining room in black and gold
Curated and sophisticated brilliance of gold and black in the bathroom

White and Green Interiors

From the trendy and exceptional, we move on to a color duo that is much more of a classic and a perennial favorite among homeowners. It is hard to imagine an era when white and green as a decorating color scheme was not popular. In fact, each spring brings with it a new version of the white and green combination with a smart and relevant twist. The last few years, interior design has moved towards a more eco-friendly theme but in aesthetics and ergonomics. This year the theme continues with green and white interiors full of natural freshness and sunlight.

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Relaxing bedroom uses cream and green stripes elegantly [From: Hamilburg Interiors]
Smart and modern living room in dark green and white
Space-savvy contemporary kitchen in white with gorgeous green cabinets [From: Greg Natale]

If you are not particularly good with taking care of indoor plants and live in a concrete jungle where indoor-outdoor interplay is just not possible, then try out a tropical theme with giant leaf motifs and colorful sparkle added here and there!

Fabulous and cozy attic bedroom in white with a touch of green! [From: Elizabeth Swift Interior Design]
Green and white bedroom with tropical flair

Explore the Monochromatic Look

Whenever we talk about fabulous color schemes, it is always about a ‘duo’ that anchors it all. Then there is another color in the midst of it all to make it even more exciting. But monochromatic rooms can be as exciting and eye-catching as their more diverse cousins. In these all-white, all-blue or completely-red rooms, it is important to work with different shades and tones of the same hue. Layering and lighting separate the obnoxiously garish from the brilliantly curated. Sure, white or gray can still peep in and fill the voids. But the perfect monochromatic room is a masterpiece that is hard to achieve. IF you wish to take up the challenge, then trial and error is your best friend!

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Modern traditional bedroom in yellow [From: Fringe Home Design]
Monochromatic modern bedroom in blue [From: Dulux]
This monochromatic bedroom in gray is a perennial hit!
Beautiful monochromatic TV room in dark blue
Exquisite living room in different shades of blue
Lovely monochromatic bedroom in pastel green [From: Sophisticate Interiors]

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