Interior Designers Sign Off On These 11 Fresh Spring 2023 Color Palettes

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Published on May 4, 2023

When spring (finally) dawns each year, we find ourselves craving color and vitality in our wardrobes and homes in equal measure. For us, that often means fresh greenery foraged from the yard, freshly-washed light linens, and colorful accents that *finally* match the scene outside.

Of course, the most effective and efficient way to welcome spring indoors is through color — specifically, spring color palettes that channel vitality, exuberance, and optimism in spades. So, we tapped Havenly lead designer Kelsey Fischer for the sunny hues she’s playing with this season, from bright limoncello to soft pastels.

Whether you’re making more permanent changes via wallpaper and paint or simply spicing up your space with seasonal throw pillows, use the following spring color palettes as a guiding light. Keep scrolling for the warm-weather palettes we love:

Spring Color Palette: Serene Pastels

Spring color palette

No spring color palette list is complete without a little pastel. This soft palette of dusty pinks, barely-there blues, and warm white channels the season in the best possible way. Edge it up with some brass accents and a statement chandelier. 

Spring Color Palette: Muted Jewel Tones

Spring color palette

While this palette isn’t exactly for the minimalist, vibrant pops of blue, marigold, and pink with accent greenery bring energy and exuberance in spades. Soften this look with a neutral rug and crisp white walls. 

Spring Color Palette: Berry Mix

Spring color palette

This berry-inspired spring color palette perfectly toes the line between colorful and understated. Bring in soft pops of coral and mauve, and keep the rest muted with light gray, classic navy, and crisp white. We also love the mix of fabrics here, from velvet and boucle to linen.

Spring Color Palette: Light Mid-Century

Spring color palette

From the forest green to the mixed wood tones, this palette consists of beautiful mid-century influenced colors, but with a muted, spring-friendly feel.  We love the subtle pops of aquamarine and the neutral (but still playful) polka-dot rug. 

Spring Color Palette: Soft Boho

Spring color palette

With pops of ochre, dusty pink, and crisp green, we love this take on muted, colorful earth tones for spring 2023. The primary palette is understated, and color is introduced via fun, zero-commitment accents like throw pillows, wall hangings, artwork, and coffee table decor.  

Spring Color Palette: High-Energy Accents

Spring color palette

This playful color palette serves spring and summer year round. We love the graphic black and white striped rug paired with the playful pink accent chairs, fresh greenery, and colorful books and artwork. Paired with a grounding walnut credenza, the look feels dynamic, eye-catching, and design-forward. 

Spring Color Palette: Crisp Cool Tones

Spring color palette

Another understated, spring-forward palette, this assortment is fresh and bright, but not over the top. Accent a white canvas with cheerful hints of coral, soft purple, blue, and dusty green for a space that feels refreshing, but not maximalist. 

Spring Color Palette: Italian Getaway 

Spring color palette

The saturated tones in this warm color palette feel perfectly on-trend for spring and summer 2023. With bold olive, rich limoncello, and punchy aperol, it subtly channels Positano and the Amalfi coast. Natural accents like wicker and jute ground the look and add an earthy element.

Spring Color Palette: Pastels & Primaries 

Spring color palette

This unique mix of saturated primary colors and muted pastels feels interesting and dynamic — perfect for spring 2023. We fully endorse going all-out with a bold Martinique wallpaper and glamming it up with brass accents and hints of pastel pink — it’s a whole mood.

Spring Color Palette: Cottage Whimsy

Spring color palette

From the cobalt, vintage-inspired dresser to the soft floral bedding, we love everything about this whimsical, cottage-inspired bedroom. Channel the look this spring with shades of blue, dusty pink, warm white, and plenty of vintage artwork.

Spring Color Palette: Sky Blues

Spring color palette

Sometimes, a little blue is enough to make your space feel serene and refreshed. Keep it simple but spicing up a neutral interior with monochrome shades of blue this spring, from indigo to blue-gray and everything in between.

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Words by Kelsey Clark