30 Reasons To Love Red, Pink, Orange + Yellow

DesignSponge Pink and Red #dscolor
I’m a bit of a broken record when it comes to my love of Instagram these days, but it’s true: interacting with the creative community on Instagram has brought me back to life and inspired me more than anything else in the past few years. From discovering new artists and designers to finding beautiful new homes to feature, I can barely tear myself away from refreshing my feed to see who will pop up next and inspire me to make/try/write something new. One of my favorite things to do lately is create hashtag challenges for DS readers (and our team) to share photos online based around a common theme like artwork, rugs, old homes, healthy living, and beauty found on daily walks. Last month we announced our #DSCOLOR challenge and now it’s time to share our favorites.

After looking through over 3,500 entries on social media alone (we also received submissions via email – thank you to everyone who emailed!), I was overwhelmed with all of the incredible examples of color in people’s daily lives. From flowers and paint to paper goods and clothing, these pictures are bursting with inspiration for interiors. There were so many favorites, in fact, that we decided to break them up into three posts representing both ends of the color spectrum, as well as multi-color pictures that have a little bit of everything. Today I’m starting with RED, PINK, ORANGE AND YELLOW. Thank you so much to everyone who shared their photos with us! xo, grace

*Stay tuned for blue/green/purple tomorrow as well as beautiful multi-color entries!

Click through for all 30 photos after the jump!

Image above by: Bright Bazaar

Image above by: Caroline ODonnell

Image above by: Denai Jones

Image above by: Ekuni Mai

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Image above by: Emily Jane Good

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Image above by: Gretel Home

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Image above by: The Weaver House

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  1. Cuero&Mør says:

    Love pink and orange colors!! mainly because how they make you feel :)
    We decorate our studio with white walls and furniture mixing it with wood and concrete but giving it always a touch of color!! For that we make a lot of DIY and love how is looking now!!

  2. This is brilliant! We feel the same way, Grace – about being inspired each day about Instagram. It is such an incredible way to connect the creative community. These colors are unreal! We love what you do!!

  3. Anne Damon says:

    Gorgeous! Thanks so much…very inspiring and I agree with you about Instagram. I finally tried it and now I get it.

  4. I love this hashtag. I’ve “met” so many creative people from it. Thanks for sharing my painting! :)

  5. laura irion says:

    agreed. instagram blows my mind on a daily basis. and these photos are beyond gorgeous…indescribable! so beautifully curated.

  6. Lois Evans says:

    There’s is so much beauty in our world!
    Thank you for beginning my day in gorgeous color!

  7. Gorgeous! What a delicious plateful of eye candy. It feels like seeing The Endless Summer poster again for the first time–that saturated, heartfelt joy.

  8. Bonnie says:

    Amazing post! Thank you! Such a good round up on inspirations

  9. Annabelle says:

    Ha, I recognize those flamingos… That’s the women’s restroom at the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club in Gowanus, Brooklyn. The wallpaper is flicked, too!


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