Lighter colors instantly give a space a feeling of being crisp, fresh and clean.

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The summer is typically the time of year when we dress in lighter and brighter clothing. It is an equally good time to utilize softer, lighter colors in the home.

Lighter colors instantly give a space a feeling of being crisp, fresh and clean. Light colors can also make smaller rooms feel larger.
When deciding which lighter colors to introduce, begin by evaluating the space from the doorway to get a full perspective. Begin with the largest pieces. For example, select the color and material for your sofa before selecting your coffee table, or select your bed before selecting your nightstands.

In general, choosing lighter colors for your upholstery pieces are the way to go. They blend well with other colors, they’re versatile and they can be used as a canvas from which a color palette can be built.

Neutral colors are timeless, as opposed to trendy, so you will likely glean more use from your neutral selections.

When people consider light colors, they often think of white and taupe. But there are a host of other colors that perk up your décor. Options include light gray, muted gold, taupe, soft blue and light pink.

When looking to bring accessories such as pillows and artwork into a space, don’t be afraid to go light and bright, as well. A colorful painting on a wall, for example, can add a lot of light to a room.