Spring 2016 Color Trends by Colorhouse - paint color ASPIRE .05

Create a sunny spot in your home with ASPIRE .05! This versatile, vibrant hue pairs with pastels, brights, and neutrals and can light up any room in your home. Take a tour of of this happy hue and our favorite companion colors in the images below.


MAKE THIS: Triangle Trim - painting DIY project by Colorhouse

Say hello to the warm and welcoming ASPIRE .05. This golden yellow hue brings a lively energy to spaces busy with prepping, preparing, and preserving. In the kitchen, ASPIRE .05 packs the punch of fresh lemon juice, but a touch of honey makes it easy to swallow. Offset the intensity of this vibrant color with earthy pastels like vintage green GLASS .02, creamy white AIR .02, and soft aqua WATER .01.

Our favorite spring cocktail was the inspiration behind this sunny kitchen scene. Here is the recipe for Bee’s Knees from our friends at House Spirits Distillery:

2 oz Aviation American Gin
1 oz Freshly pressed lemon juice
1 oz Bee Local honey syrup*

In a pint glass, add spirits & mixers
Fill with ice & shake vigorously
Fine strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Garnish with a lemon disc or twist

*To make honey syrup; combine equal parts honey to heated water and stir until honey is dissolved, then let cool

MAKE THIS: Learn how to create your own Triangle Trim.


MAKE THIS: Distressed Wainscoting - painting DIY project by Colorhouse

Give the suggestion of sunny skies by using ASPIRE .05 on select surfaces like trim and wainscoting. Bright and bold accent colors like tulip red CREATE .04 and peacock blue DREAM .06 shout with excitement “Spring has sprung!” Grab your jacket, head outside, and rejoice in the colorful delight this season has to offer. If you get caught in April showers, your happy hues will welcome you home.

MAKE THIS: Add a worn-in feel to your wainscoting by creating a color wash with a complementary color.


MAKE THIS: Springtime Scene - painting DIY project by Colorhouse

Like our Portland, Oregon skies in springtime, sunny ASPIRE .05 peeks out from behind grey clouds and makes us SMILE!* In this cheerful nursery, raindrops appear gentle when drawn on a soft swatch of METAL .05 chalkboard paint. A solid strip of DREAM .02 on the trim reminds us that once you get above the clouds, there is nothing but blue sky.

*Contrary to popular opinion, yellow rooms do not make children cry. But, you don’t have to take our word for it. Color expert Leatrice Eiseman sets us all straight on this color myth in her book Colors for Your Every Mood.

MAKE THIS: create your own Portland springtime scene on the wall in your little one’s room.