Feast on Farm-Fresh Color

Feast on Farm-Fresh Color

Whoever pointed out that we eat with our eyes as well as our mouths must go into sensory overdrive in the local farmer’s market. From glistening tomatoes and dusky peaches to heaps of squash and peppers, the natural colours of summer produce add up to a breathtaking effect — which goes for your home as well. Get a basket and then pluck a little inspiration!

Glenn Gissler Design


Ripe, red berries, plump with juiceare the quintessential sign of summer, and their abundant hue looks equally as mouthwatering in interiors as about the plate.

The key is not to go forward — a little of the vibrant shade goes a long way. In this dining area, the crimson walls draw attention to the artwork by echoing among its colours, even as the neutral wooden furnishings maintain the tomato hue in check.

Burnham Design

Tomato gets a milder spin in this area, like the creamiest summertime soup you can imagine. The curtain edging and ikat couch fabric add a shot of vitality without creating too much noise.


On a side note, how fun are those prefab tomato-shaped cottages? My fantasy playhouse once I was a kid would have looked like this.

Andrea Meyers


These power-packed gems reach their summit at the exact same time that the thermometer does. Their luscious color, somewhere between royal dusty and blue indigo, makes a room richer just by showing up.

Nina Jizhar

Occasionally just a little dab will do ya. A blueberry-tone pillow along with a petite vase lend only a sign of trendy, controlled color to the bedroom, however they do not thwart its serenity.

Elad Gonen

Or you may go the other route and drench the space from pure blue. I’m digging the vivid, saturated color of the tile it makes the bathroom feel so splashy and lush.

Amoroso Design

Blueberry understands a dignified, conventional spin in this dining room, but it nevertheless feels fresher than a natural wood tone or white paint. If you are not sure about committing to brightly colored cabinetry, a smaller section such as this is a great opportunity to road test it.


What is summer without sinking your teeth into a giant slab of watermelon, juice running down both arms? This sunny room feels every bit as refreshing and crisp as the real thing.

A dose of white cuts the pink inside this bedroom also keeps it from appearing too sweet.

Creative Decor by Mandi

Strokes of watermelon, coupled with the exact same bright green you’d see about the rind, create a perennially summery air in this area.

Mary Evelyn Interiors


It’s the season for stunning golden ears, shucked and plunged in a pot of boiling water tossed on the grill. That same yellow shade offers a feast for the eyes just look how these pale maize draperies glow against the window and beckon you in.

Donna DuFresne Interior Design

Cornsilk-colored cabinetry cloaks this kitchen in sunlight. It’s less anticipated than white, but impartial enough not to overtake the space.

Kathy Morgan

The color of the dhurrie rug is really called Corn and Cream. I’m not sure about you, but it makes me want to sink my teeth right into the area.

ARTISSIMO – Idit Deutsch


that I love to munch on apricots in the summertime, but when it comes to utilizing them in design… well, let’s say I’m not a lover. After the hue is borderline orange, though, like in this sitting place, I find it much more palatable.

Paul Rice Architecture

I could also live with only a touch of apricot, such as this particular drum pendant.



From refreshing cakes to guacamole, avocado gets a summer celebration began. This 1970s favorite has made a roaring comeback — it adds instant character and a hipster advantage to this little vignette.

Kenny Craft, CNU LEED AP

What is far better than 1 avocado? Two. The double-tone paint treatment on the house is indeed fun and flirty. If those were my neighbors, I’d invite them over — they must be interesting men and women.

Crisp Architects

A group of avocado retains an otherwise white kitchen from setting one note.

Amoroso Design


Just try to resist that glistening purple. Eggplant has a gravitas and a royal air that few other colours can match.

Rachel Reider Interiors

Just how many folks would think about eggplant for a kid’s space? It’s an inspired choice — sophisticated, but playful enough that it totally works.

Alexandra Torre Design & Interiors

Overscale eggplant blossoms make this seat feel lively and lively.

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