Spring is here, which means it’s time for a seasonal apartment makeover. According to our recent survey, renters strongly prefer decorating with earthy tones like “leafy greens and soil-like browns.” But not everyone likes to play it safe. Vibrant hues and pretty pastels are the way forward, at least for the next few months.

For all the risk-takers out there, brighter days are in store – and we’re not talking about outside! Whether it’s a little or a lot, brilliant colors help to highlight (see what we did there?) the best features of your apartment.

Locust on the Park Apartments in Philadelphia, PA

This kitchen’s got a case of yellow fever and we like it! If you’re completely smitten with a spring color and your apartment community permits paint, go crazy with an accent wall! This lemon yellow kitchen is bright and happy. Radiant color like this is also great for brightening up a space that has little to no natural sunlight. You’ll notice that besides the sunny walls, there’s not much else happening in this space, but that’s okay. When brilliant features like this are in play, there’s really no need for additional color. Accent walls like these are a great way to go hard without overdoing it. The color itself does push the envelope, but it still works.

Read more: Color Do’s and Don’ts for Creating an Accent Wall

644 City Station Apartments in Salt Lake City, UT
644 City Station Apartments in Salt Lake City, UT

If painting the walls isn’t a possibility, add spring colors with accessories! This Salt Lake City apartment makes great use of bedding, wall art and table decor to add color that can be easily switched out at any time. Here, you see how cheerful colors are well balanced with a plain and neutral foundation.

Read more: No Paint Allowed? 5 Options for Temporary Wall Coverings

Phillips Research Park Apartments in Durham, NC
Phillips Research Park Apartments in Durham, NC

For a space that speaks volumes, a little purple prose will always do the trick. This southern space says a lot with a pretty palette of pastel colors.

Read more: Painting Your Apartment: Benjamin Moore’s Pointers for Picking the Perfect Colors

Willowood Apartments in Westminster, MD
Willowood Apartments in Westminster, MD

Sure, this space might look like it’s been hit by Crayola marker explosion, but for the renter with kids, this room is fun, lively and totally awesome. In fact, the sole reason why this burst of color works is because it’s a kid’s room. This is one place where it’s okay to go overboard because teens and tweens like to overdo things, don’t they? Go with a playful theme like this and your little girl will be tickled pink for sure!

Read more: The Psychology of Color: Discover Your Color Personality

President Village Apartments in Fall River, MA
President Village Apartments in Fall River, MA

If you’re a true commitment-phobe, use floral arrangements and other temporary accents to get the hints of color you really want. Take note of the accessories on top of the cabinets, and the periwinkle blue backsplash. On the countertop, even the smallest touch of sunny citrus make this kitchen a happier place.

Read more: Add Color to Your Space Without the Commitment of Painting

The Hammocks at Canandaigua in Canandaigua, NY
The Hammocks at Canandaigua in Canandaigua, NY

Although it’s been a few yeas since the color blocking trend was a hit, it still totally works in this small, humble bathroom.

Read more: Find the Right Color Combination for You and Your Space

Will your apartment be getting a spring makeover?



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Tiffany Maberry is a content contributor for the Apartment Guide Blog. She's been writing professionally for over 10 years and enjoys working in the social media space. Find Tiffany on Google+.

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