As the blazing heat of July winds down and more of the same sunny weather nears into the month of August, the experts and designers at House Beautiful have compiled a list of fresh Summer Paint Colors that you may consider using in the dream house you are building in the Fuquay Varina new home community, South Lakes, to bring a splash of paradise into your home.
Turning to some of the most respected designers in the industry for their opinions on Summer Paint Colors, the team at House Beautiful came up with 12 choices to turn your house “tropical.” The first was “Florida Pink,” a shade offered by Benjamin Moore Paints. Designer Gary McBournie explained this selection, saying “I like the warmth and cheeriness of this really deep raspberry, almost the color of a pink Corvette. It has that nice old Florida look, before everyone went beige.” Likewise, a serene feeling was the inspiration for designer Jennifer Garrigues’ choice of Porter Paints, “Parsley Tint.” Speaking to this pale aqua green hue, she noted, “It reminds me of holidays and sunshine and how calm you feel when you sit on the shore and watch the waves breaking.”
Benjamin Moore’s “Lemon Freeze” was the next of the Summer Paint Colors to be chosen, as Jackie Terrell described in her expert opinion, “This is an acidy yellow green, kind of hip and very sunny, but not in a cornball way. More exotic, like a color you’d see on a tropical island.” The soft blue shade from Ralph Lauren “Paint Basalt,” was designer Timothy Whealon’s choice, which he expounded upon, saying, “It feels like fresh air when you walk into the room. And it does read as blue — the palest, softest blue, as if you were floating in the sky. Very ethereal, and dreamy.”
The “classic beach house color” of Benjamin Moore’s Santa Monica Blue and “Potpourri Green,” another of Benjamin Moore’s Summer Paint Colors were also selected by the panel of experts, as was their unique greenish-yellow, “Chic Lime,” which designer Marshall Watson described. “Anything with lime speaks of summer to me. This hot green has a lot of yellow. It combines the heat of the sun with the coolness of a gin and tonic on the veranda.”
The lavender-esque Persian Violet from Benjamin Moore was Lee Melahn’s choice, and Soft Fern, explained by Frank Roop in his choosing this among Summer Paint Colors. “For me, the most appealing colors in summer are not hot but cool. You don’t need to be reminded of the sun and heat,” he continued, “What you want is a cool breeze through the pine trees, like this chalky gray green.”
The vibrant “Old World,” which combines a pinkish coral and a yellow undertone was another selection of the designers, and the remaining two Summer Paint Colors selected included, the luminous green of Rollison Hues 31 and Sherwin Williams’ “In the Pink.” To see details on all of these Summer Paint Colors, visit housebeautiful.com.