Classic Color Combo: Citrus Splash

In these long, hot, sticky dog days of summer, we can all use a cooldown… even our houses! Turn your home into a cool, refreshing retreat with a medley of citrus colors – orange, lemon, and lime – to add zest (yes, pun intended) and cheer to any room. These shades naturally complement each other and are sure to perk you up as you droop from the heat.

Citrus shades work with each other, with neutrals, and with bolder shades as well (especially complementary colors like grapefruit and aqua). The versatile hues are cheery but not overbearing, so you can use them to punch up your home without a too-bright effect. Whether you choose citrus as an accent color or as your primary color scheme, in muted shades or more saturated hues, it’s a color combo that’s sure to put a smile on your face.

You can paint entire rooms or choose prominent fixtures (cabinets, furniture) in shades of citrus for a bold result, or add freshness with accessories – throws, pillows, rugs, knickknacks, even a bowl of actual citrus fruits – for an energetic boost in virtually any color scheme. Looking for inspiration? We’ve got it for you!

Bedroom by Debra Yates
Italbrass Piani D’Arredo Vanity
Kitchen by Colordrunk Designs
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Family Room by P2 Design
Dining Room by ALNO San Francisco
Family Room by Artistic Designs for Living, Tineke Triggs
Kids’ Room by
Living Room by mango design co
Kitchen by Lloyd Architects
Bedroom by Katie Rosenfeld Interiors
Living Room by Diligence International
Kitchen by Bhavin Taylor Design
Living Room by Candy Pop
Kitchen by Bret Franks Construction, Inc.
Living Room by Mackenzie Collier Interiors
Dining Room by Mark English Architects, AIA

Aaaahhh… refreshing!