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Let your homes reflect the cheerful spirit of summer

With summers approaching, it’s once again that time to embrace the sweltering heat with cool refreshments, fresh flowers, vacation time, floral prints and new home renovations. Summer marks an unofficial end to the year and welcomes the fresh beginnings. A perfect time for renewal, many people greet the newness around by opting for new and happy changes, like vacations, learning a skill or getting colorful home interiors.

Adorn your homes with Kansai Nerolac’s choicest summer colors - vivid corals, warm yellows, dreamy fuschias, bright pinks and more.

Greenery Galore


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Green is a color you can’t miss in the summers. Choose soft green hues for your indoors to reflect the imagery of trees and everything green, earthy and prosperous. While softer shades of green will induce calmness, harmony and rejuvenate your spirit, combining it with bright yellows is an option for the exteriors as well. Soft neutral shades of green can also be used in the background when you want to accessorize your walls with floral prints. Alternatively, sea greens or textured green walls can give that luxurious sheen to your space.

From the color palette of Nerolac Style Guides, Dark Olives (4435), Bombay Green (4362), Envirogreen (4567), Mountain Green (2523) and Eurasia (2510) are some of the choicest options.

The Color of Love and Energy

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Red induces character, drives energy and drama to your living spaces. Even in its most neutral palettes, or along with pastel, matte tones of white and grey, the color red becomes the highlight of your home. Using this color for one section of your living room with accessories that have a tinge of red decorated around that space can really enliven the room. Play with a gamut of colors that match the red shade like vivid corals and tangerines for some fun folk-inspired or royal look and you will be amazed how it grabs eyeballs!

This season inspires bright reds from the Nerolac Style Guide palette like the Kokam Red (4108), Coraline (2154), Wild Rose (2181) or Desert Adobe (2175).

The Calm Waters

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Whether you are inspired by the skies or the seas, blue is one color that is both vibrant and serene at the same time. Even a pale blue with neutral color tones in walls and other accessories can work just fine. Aqua palettes and turquoise add that calming effect and will frequently remind you of lakesides and pool parties that play reminder for the summers. Blue can add a playful cheer and yet give a hint of sophistication creating a medley of happy hues to an outdoor dining or porch or even the cozy daybeds. Darker shades of blue can also be created in small spaces with dark blue and bright prints or offbeat shades of blue like the Blue Crackle (2441), Le Mer (2476), Lakeside Waters (4315), Aqua Crystal (2471), Surfers Paradise (4307) or Iced Chiffon (2464) from the Nerolac range of colors.




Warmth and Happiness abound


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It is almost impossible to welcome the summers without the vivacious yellow that stands for warmth, vibrancy and comfort. A yellow space in your living room or kid’s room can brighten up the rooms as well as bring happiness. The sun’s shimmery golden glow inspires this color that instantly boosts your mood and leaves the sunny hues both inside and outside your home. Bright yellows with blues or green can lend a trendy finesse to your home exteriors. Nerolac’s Banana Cream (2010), Daffodil (2031) and Gold Brass (4029) are some finest options for your sunny homes.

                                                                                      An Earthy Paradise

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Image Courtesy: Nerolac Paints

If Indian culture and heritage inspires you, the best way to express yourself is by bringing the color of India to your home. Nerolac’s ‘Color of the Year’, ‘Wild Berries’ is inspired by the fruit ‘Bor’ and the color of burnt brick, and brings an earthly and natural appearance. Interiors with subdued tones can get a pop of color with Wild Berries while bright spaces can seamlessly merge with this shade to lend an earthy, rustic look.

Are you ready to upgrade your home to one of the above to bring in the aesthetic feel this summer? Let’s have fun with colors!

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