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6 Paint Colors We’re Seeing All Over Instagram

These shades look great and photograph even better.

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Alison Gootee

Painting the walls is the easiest way to change the look of a space. And the best part? It’s totally temporary. With each season comes new color trends, and this spring is no exception. From nature-inspired greens, to bright whites, ELLE Decor has rounded up the six paint colors we’ve been seeing all over our social feeds lately.

Electric Blue

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A vivid aquamarine electrifies Holly Peterson’s traditional beach house living room.
William Waldron

Go big or go home. An eye-catching shade, not dissimilar to Yves Klein’s signature blue, is making waves across design social. Take advantage of the all-over color trend by painting your home electric blue, from punchy kitchen cabinetry to bedroom walls.

Digital Lavender

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A Neal Beckstedt-designed bedroom in the House of ELLE Decor.
Alison Gootee

Named trend forecasting firm WGSN’s color of 2023 (yes, they’re thinking that far ahead), digital lavender is sure to make an appearance in everything from fashion to product packaging to interiors. This dusty hue is strong enough to make a statement, but subtle enough to go with a myriad of other colors for easy designing.

Bright White

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A refreshing all-white living room on Capri designed by architect Giuliano Andrea dell’Uva and shown in our May 2021 issue.
Nathalie Krag

Nothing feels better than a fresh start and a blank slate, which is why so many of the designers on our feeds have been opting for painting every wall white. The key is to understand the undertones in your chosen shade so you don't accidentally air on the side of beige or gray when the sun goes down.

Deep Green

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Lily Dierkes kept a study green in this Nashville home.
Stephen Pagano

Being stuck inside for the better part of a year left everyone longing for the great outdoors. Bring the outside in with rich green walls (or cabinetry). We’ve seen every shade of green trending—from soothing sage to deep forest hues to even acid hues.


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A bedroom inside Sophia Bush’s Hollywood home, as seen in our March 2020 issue.
Trever Tondro

Another earth-inspired hue, terra-cotta oranges and reds have been sweeping our Instagram feeds with palettes of desert living and Southwest ideals. Use the rich color to make an open space feel cozier, or add depth to a room with an accent wall.

Baby Pink

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Lisa Corti’s cheery bedroom in Milan, as seen in our May 2021 issue.
Oberto Gili

Pink has always been a popular color for nurseries and children’s rooms, but recently it’s taken on a more sophisticated tone. Different from the vibrant Millennial Pink, this hue is softer and has a subtle peachy tone. We also just think it makes rooms feel happier, like this primary bedroom in Lisa Corti’s home in Milan.

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