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!

brightbazaar
Image above by: Bright Bazaar

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Image above by: Caroline ODonnell

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Image above by: Denai Jones

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Image above by: Ekuni Mai

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Image above by: Ekuni Mai

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Image above by: Emily Jane Good

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Image above by: Flowers of Visalia

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Image above by: Gretel Home

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Image above by: Inward Facing Girl

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Image above by: Jackie Greaney

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Image above by: Kenya Stabler

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Image above by: La Clariere

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Image above by: Laura Loureiro

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Image above by: Lunulaa

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Image above by: Otherwise Hope

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Image above by: Palm Beach Lately

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Image above by: Poppy and Fern

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Image above by: RGreayer

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Image above by: Six Blooms

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Image above by: Studio Deseo

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Image above by: Tarlinstagram

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Image above by: The Paul Rudolph

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Image above by: The Paul Rudolph

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Image above by: The Paul Rudolph

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Image above by: The Paul Rudolph

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Image above by: The Paul Rudolph

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Image above by: The Weaver House

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Image above by: Unfound Door

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Image above by: Yyaann

Cuero&Mør

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!!

Laura | Artifact Uprising

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!!

Anne Damon

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

laura irion

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

Lois Evans

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

fran Pelzman Liscio

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.

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