Meet the Five Hottest Colors of Summer
These Bright Shades Make Any Room Pop
While we’re always fans of this peppy hue inspired by our favorite tropical fruit, Pineapple yellow—perhaps more than any other color—is having a moment. Splashed everywhere from A-list fashion shows to everyone’s Instagram feed (leading some to dub “Gen-Z Yellow” the new Millennial Pink), the sunny shade can brighten any room with a strategic pop or overhaul it with an eye-catching accent wall. (And, despite what “Gen-Z” may say, Pineapple is perfect at any age.)
Pinks aren’t just for spring bouquets (or girls’ rooms). While Pantone might’ve crowned the deep, rich Ultra Violet its Color of the Year, Pink Lavender earned a spot on its Spring/Summer 2018 fashion trend report—and a permanent place in our color-obsessed hearts. The pretty shade can bring Palm Beach vibes to formal living or dining rooms; outside, the hue feels reminiscent of a perfect seaside sunset.
We’d argue that virtually any shade that comes from nature is always en vogue, but we’re especially digging this breezy light green that earned a spot on Pantone’s trend report from London Fashion Week. The shade—which brings to mind softer hues found in tropical greenery—works just as well in the home as it does in your closet: It can bring a hint of color to a calm and composed neutral room, or it can serve as a serene backdrop to more vibrant, eye-catching colors.
Inspired by the colors of a perfect mid-summer sunset, this beachy shade is on the rise and making appearances everywhere from celeb designer Thom Filicia’s latest project to KitchenAid’s newest mixer. What we love most is its versatility—with the multi-hued sunset as its guide, coral isn’t a one-shade-fits-all situation. Lightened up, the pretty hue is perfect as a background; more electric takes can add eye-catching oomph to any room.
Ask us at any given time what our favorite colors are and—surprise!—there will always be some form of ocean-inspired blue. And while we’re certainly digging the deep jewel tone of Sherwin-Williams’ 2018 Color of the Year, Oceanside, we also have a major warm-weather crush on the Mediterranean vibes of Capri Blue. The coastal shade can brighten up a beach home inside and out—we love it on exterior shutters or as a pretty coastal tile in a kitchen or bath.