Dip Into Sherbet for Summer Color Ideas
Look to icy treats in a rainbow of colors for room palettes that please many tastes
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As things steam up here in Atlanta, I find myself like a kid praying for the ice cream truck to come by, craving a tasty sherbet treat. Cruising the sherbet aisle at the grocery store inspired me to look up my favorite flavors in Houzz photos and color guides. Bright hues inspired by raspberry, lime, tangerine, blueberry, peach and lemon sherbet will significantly brighten a room's mood. Here's a taste.
Raspberry. Whether amped up to a bold fuchsia or toned down to a medium pink, this hue of frozen raspberry sorbet is hot. Festive fuchsia in the dining room ensures you'll never host a dull dinner party.
Lime. This tart citrus can electrify a kitchen of any style.
Lemon. A bright shade of lemon will wake you up while you get Zest-fully clean during your morning shower.
Peach. A Southern treat, peach works well in gracious traditional and transitional homes, as a solid, stripe or preppy gingham.
Tangerine. This soft orange works beautifully with turquoise, fuchsia or nautical navy. The color will cheer up a guest room and add zing to a kitchen.