How to Overcome Your Fear of Color: Spring Palette

Like it or not, you’re going to be seeing a lot more color in home design this year. Neutrals are making room for the transition, from soft shades to bold hues and everything in between. If you’ve always been a neutral gal, you can learn to overcome your fear of color by easing into it with a soft spring palette. Today’s collection from The Little Green Paint Company can show you how.

Start with the first thing that people see when they visit your home – the front door. Celestial blue adorns both the door and the window trim on this cozy brick cottage. It’s an easy change to make.

pale blue front door on brick cottageBy The Little Greene Paint Company Manchester


A calming entryway gets a dusting of Bone China Blue. Pale blue is a great color to pair with beige or white in your home. The looks is fresh and sophisticated. 

pale blue entryway with stone floorBy The Little Greene Paint Company Manchester


A spring palette is perfect for a shabby chic style room with slipcovered furniture and print fabrics. The back wall is painted Gauze Dark (a shade of gray) while the left wall is painted a paler shade of the same hue. The touch is light and peaceful – perfect for dipping your toe into the world of color. 

small shabby chic living roomBy The Little Greene Paint Company Manchester


Slightly bolder but still sporting a spring palette, a darker shade of blue is perfectly married to pink in an old-fashioned bathroom. Note how the ceiling is off-white as opposed to pure white. Going with an off-white paint choice is a good way to calm colors done if you’re a little fearful of them. 

pink and blue English style bathroomPhoto by The Little Greene Paint Company


Creamy walls pair with a pale tan trim in the hallway. The pop of color is shown in the wallpaper lining the small bookcase. You can get the same result with peel-and-stick wallpaper sheets from J.Campbell Design. The sheets are smaller than standard wallpaper rolls. 

hallway with built-in bookcaseBy The Little Greene Paint Company Manchester


Pea green brightens the shelves and trim adjacent to a tan and white dining room. When I need color inspiration like today’s spring palette collection, I turn to fabrics or paintings. I make note of what colors are paired together and use that to guide my choices.

English hallway in light green color - spring paletteBy The Little Greene Paint Company Manchester


This old English bathroom could be described as having neutral tones but I didn’t want to leave it out of today’s inspiration. Note how the use of a pink floral arrangement adds color to the space without having to make a permanent commitment to a color. Other options include using patterned towels, rugs with color, and so on. 

Beige and white bathroom with claw foot tubBy The Little Greene Paint Company Manchester


Today’s post started with a door, so we’ll end with a door – and this one’s a beauty. Wearing Dorchester Pink, this front entry features detailed pillars and an arched transom window. So pretty!

Pale pink Edwardian front doorPhoto by The Little Greene Paint Company


Hopefully today’s spring palette by The Little Green Paint Company helps you see how to incorporate soft colors into your home, blending them beautifully with neutral tones.


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  1. Good Morning Jennifer, Without exception, I love all the soft colors, and all the soft, pretty, endearing decorating ideas too. @->~–