As things steam up here in Atlanta, I find myself like a kid begging for your own ice cream truck to come by, craving a yummy sherbet treat. Cruising the sherbet aisle in the grocery store motivated me to look up my favorite flavors in photos and color guides. Bright colors motivated by raspberry, lime, tangerine, blueberry, cherry and lemon sherbet will brighten a room’s mood. Here’s a taste.
Raspberry. Whether amped up to some bold fuchsia or toned down into a moderate pink, this hue of suspended raspberry sorbet is sexy. Festive fuchsia at the dining area ensures you’re never host a boring dinner party.
Millbrook Circle Interior Design
You can tone raspberry with hot neutrals and lighter pinks to make a comfortable and relaxing bedroom.
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Lime. This citrus can electrify a kitchen of any fashion.
Steve Zagorski, Architect
Lime makes the front door stand out; it is especially getting with grey tones.
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Lemon. A bright shade of lemon will wake you up while you get Zest-fully clean during your morning shower.
Pale yellow always brings cheer and is a sunny kitchen favorite.
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Hart Associates Architects, Inc..
Peach. A Southern treat, peach works well in gracious traditional and transitional houses, as a solid, stripe or preppy gingham.
Canon & Dean
Peach is just one of these colors that drop in and out of favor once or twice each decade, but when combined with a classic design in a palette of rich neutrals, it won’t tire.
More: Dare to Love Peach Again
Austin Patterson Disston Architects
Blueberry. Have you ever seen blueberry sherbet? Its color is a beautiful periwinkle — a great selection for coastal-style trim, an outdoor bench or Adirondack chairs.
A deep periwinkle can go modern and modern as a strong accent color.
More: Periwinkle: Playing Blue-Violet
Lucy and Company
Tangerine. This gentle orange works superbly with turquoise, fuchsia or nautical navy. The color will cheer up a guest room and add zing into a kitchen.
Tangerine warms the walls up within this patina-style dining area.
More: Color Guide: How to Work With Orange
Mixed flavors. As a bathtub of rainbow sherbet can look downright bizarre, subtract a flavor or two to locate a pleasing vivid palette.
Periwinkle, orange and lime
Raspberry and lemon
Orange and pink