For The Big Spring Spruce-Up, we’re throwing our windows wide open and letting in all that fresh air. Follow along for handy tips and game-changing tricks—cleaning and organizing to-dos, home decorating projects, and more.
Don't tell anyone, but our favorite part of spring cleaning isn't actually the cleaning—it's the stuff after that. The rearranging of spot-treated furniture. Turning our scrubbed-down countertops into the headquarters of a brand new coffee nook. And of course, adding pops of color in every single corner.
Lucky for us, our interior design spirit guides—aka, the Food52 Shopbuyers—just clued us in on their favorite shades for 2019. And we're obsessed. Think: delightfully saturated, high-contrast colors, all inspired by the great outdoors, from cacti to fresh blooms to the brightest blue skies.
“My favorite part of our new 2019 color palette is the prominence of yellow," says Home & Vintage Buyer Aja Aktay. "Suddenly, this color feels so fresh and easy to use in your home. It pairs beautifully next to camels and tans, especially with natural textures, like baskets and linen."
To learn more about what inspired each hue—and to gaze longingly at Shop picks matching the whole palette, from marigold to dusty rose—run-don't-walk here for the lowdown.