What Colors Do I Use For Mother’s Day? Find Out Here!

Pick These Colors For Mother’s Day Gifts and Designs

Happy Mother’s Day! To the women that raised us, nurtured us, gave us food, clothing and shelter, and sacrificed of themselves to make our lives better – thank you. The words can never be quite enough, but after all you’ve given us, what could be?

It’s that beautiful time of spring, when everything is in bloom, the weather starts getting warm (and staying warm!), and we get to honor the wonderful women in our lives with Mother’s Day gifts, cards and flowers.

A Mother's Day Pantone color design palette.
A Mother’s Day Pantone color design palette.

It can be a slightly awkward affair at times – especially when picking flowers, can’t it? We often find ourselves poring over the floral selection, wondering what each color of roses symbolizes, and whether or not we’re being appropriate (especially if it’s a mother-in-law or a friend!). Are red roses too romantic? Are yellow roses too “friendly” and not “loving enough”?

When it comes to color and design, we here at Design Your Lifestyle like to think we have your back. Coupling our parent company’s knowledge as the most award-winning kitchen design firm in North America this century with our own research into Pantone color system seasonal trends, we’ve come up with the perfect Mother’s Day palette for you!

From warm to cool to neutral, these colors (taken straight from the Pantone color matching system for easy retrieval) are perfectly appropriate – and appropriately perfect! – for Mother’s Day.

The Perfect Colors For Mother’s Day Design

1. Primrose Yellow.

Our lead writer may be a bit biased here: his mother, after all, has a “sunny” disposition when it comes to life and her favorite songs. From “Here Comes the Sun” to “You Are the Sunshine of My Life”, it only seemed appropriate to list the hottest shade of bright, sunny yellow from the Spring 2017 Pantone collection as our #1 color design pick for Mother’s Day.

Primrose Yellow (13-0755 TCX) is optimistic, warm, and friendly – perfect for Mother’s Day. Whether it be yellow roses, carnations, gift wrap, lemon cookies (or a bottle of Limoncello), this shade conveys all the love and warmth you want to show Mom this year.

Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: Primrose Yellow injects pure sunshine into spring.

2. Pale Dogwood.

Much like Primrose Yellow, our next color choice comes straight from Pantone’s Spring 2017 color collection. Pale Dogwood (13-1404 TCX) is a light, blushing pink that reflects feminine charm and genuine affection. Unlike a hotter shade of pink (which might set a more romantic or distracting tone), a calmer shade like Pale Dogwood conveys the proper message.

A light shade of pink like this one is a great choice for gift wrap, flowers, table settings, and invitations.

Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: The light, airy Pale Dogwood is an amazing shade of pink.

3. Lily White.

Don’t judge a color by its name! Such is the case with Lily White (11-4301 TCX), which upon further inspection has a subtle hint of green underneath its neutral white tone. The perfect neutral to accompany all 3 of the other shades in this collection, Lily White manages to be a “warm” white to draw some attention in the midst of its pastel compatriots.

Lily White is a beautiful color choice for present packaging or gift wrap/ribbon, table settings, invitations, vases and other textiles, and a great “pairing color” for the others on this list.

Pantone Lily White. 2017 Mother's Day Colors.

4. Violet Tulip.

Roses are a popular floral choice for Mother’s Day bouquets. But a close second to roses are tulips – and a great purple shade with the tulip in mind rounds out this year’s collection of Mother’s Day colors in our Pantone color palette. Violet Tulip (16-3823 TCX) is a cool lavender shade that is soothing to see.

Use a light lavender shade like Violet Tulip in floral arrangements, “bath and spa” gifts, gift wrap, and in room decor if you’re hosting a Mother’s Day brunch or get-together at your home.

Pantone Violet Tulip. 2017 Mother's Day Colors.

Snow Day Home Design Inspirations For 2017

Stay Warm And Enjoy These Snow Day Design Inspirations

We always dream of a white Christmas. Apparently in 2017, we’re getting a white St. Patrick’s Day. What in the world is going on?

A major snowstorm in the middle of March isn’t the ideal situation for many of us (unless you love skiing or getting an unplanned day off!) – but we always like to turn every situation in a positive. So while you have all this extra time cooped up avoiding the snow, let’s make the best of it!

Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design, 2017 design trends
Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 new white kitchen design – stunning and trendy.

After all, whether you like the snow or not, it’s a reflection of a massive home design trend. Whites and neutrals aren’t just complementary colors anymore – they’re the center of attention!

From gorgeous white transitional kitchens full of ambient light to warm neutral tones in living spaces, there are so many ways to utilize whites and neutrals in your home design. Take Pantone’s last several collections of seasonal color palettes as a guide – each of them contained at least one core neutral that not only balanced each collection, but helped define it.

A gorgeous transitional kitchen design from Peter Salerno's TRANSITIONS™ line. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
Cozy neutrals help keep you warm on a snowy day. (Credit: Peter Salerno Inc. Peter Rymwid photography)

(These Pantone colors – Hazelnut, Warm Taupe, Potter’s Clay and Iced Coffee – are all wonderful options for custom kitchen and bath design, either as an accent color or the “main event”.)

Imagine the custom wine cellar of your dreams. Peter Salerno makes it. (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)
Imagine the custom wine cellar of your dreams. Peter Salerno makes it. (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)

Check out the home design photos above and below and get inspired! After all, 2017 is a year to let nature and natural colors influence your design – so even a massive snowstorm can be used as a positive. If you’d like more information about any of the design photos in this article, fill out the contact form at the end of this article.

Stay warm!

Peter Salerno Inc. award winning transitional bath design, 2015. [Photo: Peter Rymwid]
An award-winning white transitional bath design from Peter Salerno Inc.
An all-white Peter Salerno Inc. bath design with cherry island. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
An all-white Peter Salerno Inc. bath design with cherry island. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)

Clean and Sophisticated: This 2017 White Kitchen Design Is Trendy Yet Timeless

2017 Kitchen Design Photos: Stunning White & Neutral Design

Thank you to the Peter Salerno Inc. Pinterest page for sharing its design photos used in this article. Since 2002, Peter Salerno Inc. is the most award-winning custom kitchen and bath design firm in North America. For more information about Peter Salerno, his company and his custom designs, please call (201) 251-6608.

Our team at “Design Your Lifestyle” has been telling you for months that whites and neutrals CAN be the focal points of your new custom kitchen and bath designs for 2017. Well, consider these new design photos from award-winning designers Peter Salerno Inc. the proof!

Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 new white kitchen design - stunning and trendy.
Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 new white kitchen design – stunning and trendy while using classic colors.

This stunning 2017 kitchen design, aptly named “Clean and Sophisticated”, rests squarely on a palette of radiant white, rich Hazelnut dark neutrals and warm taupes. Of course, it’s easy to see that white dominates the discussion in this kitchen design – from the Maestro Rosolino custom cabinetry to the island countertop, the furniture to the custom range hood, the fireplace mantle to the decor (we love the decorative urns on the island), clean white is everywhere you look.

Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 new white kitchen design - stunning and trendy.
Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 new white kitchen design – note the sleek curve on the custom sink and cabinets.

The freshness of the clean white palette is emphasized by the sheer mass of pure ambient light that radiates in through the large windows. For such a large kitchen design, you’ll note the relatively minimal amount of lighting fixtures (two statement island lighting fixtures, some recessed lighting in the ceiling, a lamp and a chandelier). With the colossal trio of windows above the custom sink, countertop and cabinetry, this kitchen design will always see plenty of daylight.

Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 new white kitchen design - stunning and trendy.
Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 new white kitchen design – extended view including gorgeous ceiling design.

The Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design extends into a lounge area, complete with fireplace and cozy, dark-neutral sectional sofa. We love the unique features of this lounge area, especially the use of a dark accent taupe on the fireplace wall. This “flips” the color scheme of the room at one end, by making two large white wall prints the accent instead of the feature. The fireplace mantle is smartly adorned with several statement pieces, and the outside patio door adds even more floor-to-ceiling ambient light to the room.

Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 new white kitchen design - stunning and trendy.
Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 new white kitchen design – fireplace and lounge view featuring dark neutrals.

With one final look at this gorgeous 2017 kitchen design, we notice the large custom hutch near the kitchen seating area. Also worth noting is the deep, rich tone of the kitchen island, and the light wood grain of the floor which mirrors the light taupe of the ceiling and pulls the entire kitchen design together.

Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design, 2017 design trends
Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 new white kitchen design – one final look at this “timeless yet trendy” kitchen.