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Midwest Modern Interior Design Spring/Summer Sherwin Williams Colors

I love when Pantone comes out with their spring/summer colors for 2020. I was anything but excited for last years' colors but I'm digging this years colors. I am a firm believer in color and, as an architect, I love taking a design problem (random color) and finding a solution (complete color palette). I am always surprised by how much I love the color palettes that came out of these colors.


What was noticeably lacking in the Pantone palette was greens and yellows so I added those in pretty liberally in my palettes. I would say overall the Pantone picks are very "nautical", lots of blues and oranges.

We all know Pantone are the color experts but I needed to translate the Pantone spring/summer colors 2020 language into a color language for modern interior design. I chose to use paint. I'm using Sherwin Williams. I chose corresponding Sherwin Williams colors for the Pantone colors and made a Midwest Modern mood board for each palette that could be the spring board for any modern interior design project.

Some of the colors had more of a direct translation than others but I think you'll be happy with the resulting mood boards.


I chose to do mood boards of each color with an associated color palette so that they could be taken, not directly for materials, but as a spring board for any modern interior design project, table setting, wedding colors, etc. I tried to keep the color palettes on the spring and summer side but *spoiler alert*, I think they are gorgeous palettes for any time of the year. If you have any questions about what's in the board- let me know!


Alright then- let's get to it! Here is the first one:


Classic red, white and blue.

The next one is a little more exotic. It's like a sunset on a beach. Perfectly summertime.

And here's the first of FOUR different blues: this one is so classic spring with blues and greens.


This one is the one that has my least favorite favorite color: bright, weird, aqua but this might be my favorite color palette. Fresh & funky...

The one and only green. I like how this one is moody enough to take you into fall.

Blue #3- so deliciously summer!

And orange #2 which is nice, bright classic orange. I like how different this color palette is. Not for everyone but so unique!

The final blue: I love this one- it's so tropical and relaxed but with an edge of sophistication


And here's the other color that, on it's own, I'm not a fan of: cream. But the blues and punch of yellow combined with some metallics actually manage to make cream sexy.

The Pantone version of this color was more orange and coral but I had trouble finding just the right coral so I went with Jaipur Pink. India is always a huge force of inspiration in the design color world so Jaipur Pink was perfect. I wanted to avoid the typical pink/orange pairing and bring in some of those missing greens and yellow. Green and pink is very spring and the yellow and punchy red take it into summer. It's almost a rainbow but not quite

I think it's the nostalgia of the model's dress because it reminds me of a Barbie dress I had as a kid but this palette is soooo perfect! Whack ass lobsters, greenery, a chair/side table combo, and wavy blue velvet: so sultry summer!

Last but not least, another purple and green scheme. Less funky/risky than the first green & purple, the toile and lattice print are very traditional but paired in a non-traditional way.

As I mentioned before, I think any of these mood boards are the perfect spring board for any modern interior design. Or, free your mind, and these could be the basis for a contemporary home design as well. I also think these colors go well beyond spring & summer. And if a total home renovation is daunting, thinking about doing one of these palettes in a powder room or an attic space.

If you're just as in love with any of these palettes as I am and you're wondering how you could being them into your home, let me know. I think you will be pleasantly surprised how easy it is to do and how refreshing it can be.


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