How to Use Pantone’s *Playful* Palette in Every Room
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How to Use Pantone’s *Playful* Palette in Every Room

Pantone’s 2018 color trends are *v* bold, but none of them are quite as fun as the Playful palette, which is a fresh combo of lime green and bright yellow. According to Pantone, we need to stop and smile a little more, and if you opt for this fun color group, you’re guaranteed good decor vibes. Scroll on for 20 gorgeous spaces that feature Pantone’s 2018 Playful shades, including Minion Yellow, Lime Popsicle, Blue Skydiver, and Green Flash, as the ultimate design inspo.

1. Statement-Making Entrance: Talk about a swoon-worthy space! This light and bright kitchen is the stuff decor dreams are made of. While the neon green doors might not be for everyone, the white cabinets, warm wood floors, and graphic accents help balance the color. (via Lucas Allen)

2. Rolling Color: There’s nothing like a bold coat of bright yellow paint to bring the glamour to your dining room, kitchen, or craft space. (via Lovely Indeed)

3. Bursts of Sunshine: Colorful artwork, a bold blue “headboard,” and confetti-splattered bedding bring in all the right elements to this playful bedroom. If you’re just toying with the idea of adding some more playful colors into your sleeping sanctuary, you can’t go wrong with a yellow throw blanket and an abstract painting. (via Homestyle)

4. Mis-Matched Dining: The Playful palette features bright yellow and lime accent colors, which pair together just right in a quirky breakfast nook. Combine bold chairs with graphic throw pillows and a warm wood table to keep the look fresh and modern. (via Bibby and Brady)

5. Playful Accessories: The yellow wire coffee table and cockatoo lamp here are the perfect accents for the exotic vibes. (via Bright Bazaar)

6. Take a Seat: Don’t for a minute think yellow isn’t appropriate for the dining room. There are so many other colors and textures to complement it with, especially if you’re into a boho look. Metallics and white are obvious choices, but throw in some bold artwork and tons of greenery and you’ve got one rad room. (via Armelle Habib)

7. Stately Stripes: A little modern and a lot colorful, this bold living room is bright in all the right places. With a graphic throw rug and neon striped walls, somehow the impact of yellow and pink furniture totally works.  (via Tollens/David Cleveland)

8. Graphic Patterns: Paint and wallpaper aren’t the only way to bring color into your space. Add some serious hue with a yellow sofa, or, if you’re looking for something with less commitment, why not cover your chairs in a whole collection of cartoon-inspired throw pillows. (via Bright Bazaar)

9. Yellow Art: The kitchen doesn’t usually get all the fun art that we put in our living and dining rooms. It’s time to defy that convention by hanging a big piece of statement art that’ll really bring your kitchen to life. (via Design Sponge)

10. Tropical Eats: There are so many things to love about this space, starting with the pineapple wallpaper and ending with that seriously cool geometric dining table. Yellow chairs are a bold move, but they actually look quite sophisticated when paired with wicker accessories, plenty of white, and a touch of black. (via Domino)

11. Vintage-Inspired Yellow: If boho-chic is your jam, you’ll love the vibrant feather pattern on these walls. Turn your bedroom into a tropical wonderland with hanging planters, nature-inspired wallpaper, and plenty of soft pinks to balance out the bright yellow. You do want to get some sleep in here, after all. (via A Beautiful Mess)

12. Cookin’ Pretty: If you’re looking for just one room to rock the Playful palette, make it the kitchen. Why? Because it’s just so damn cheery. And that yellow stove will have you dreaming up all kinds of reasons to experiment with garlicky dinners and vegetarian brunches. (via Amy Sklar Design)

13. Lime Green Bathroom: Naturally, the Playful palette will be a huge hit with the kiddos, but this modern bathroom is still totally #adulting. Paint the inside of your shelves a zesty shade of green and accessorize the bathroom with yellow towels and a striped rug. (via Alexandra Angle Design)

14. Colorful Scandi Kitchen: Black and white make a nice combo with yellow, but add in some pastel pink and shades of green for a fresh spin. (via Bolig Magasinet)

15. Bold Open Shelving: Don’t feel pressured to paint your walls lemonade yellow — you can bring in just as much sunshine by painting your bar stools or open shelves. Then, if you ever do get tired of that shade (and that’s a big “IF”), you can easily switch them out for a new color. (via Domino)

16. Tiny Pops of Color: Another subtle way to embrace those Playful vibes is with new pendant lights or lamp shades. (via La Gatta Col Piatto Che Scotta)

17. Sweet Lime Backsplash: Lime green isn’t a color you see very often in the kitchen, but that fresh subway tile might just change your mind. (via Better Homes and Gardens)

18. Cartoon Accents: Nothing says Playful like a really great wallpaper, and that illustrated hand pattern is definitely a winner. A batch of yellow bar stools offers an easy kitchen makeover without breaking a sweat. (via A Beautiful Mess)

19. Cheeky Yellow: Not sure if you’re in love with yellow? Maybe you just need one piece of furniture in each room to test the waters. Try a bright dresser in the dining room or a yellow bar stool to add instant cheer to your space. (via Elle Decoration)

20. Accent Counter: This living room is proof that Pantone’s palette can still look glam AF. Pair a yellow accent wall or kitchen counter with vintage furniture picks and a chic black and gray palette for a room that feels as relaxing as it is dramatic. (via Historias de Casa)

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