Designer-Tested Palettes: Sabrina Soto's Cheery Paint Picks

Designer-Tested Palettes: Sabrina Soto's Cheery Paint Picks

Arlyn Hernandez
Aug 2, 2016
(Image credit: Sabrina Soto)

I've shared throughout previous posts in this series of designer-tested palettes my unabashed love of color, so it comes as no surprise that Sabrina Soto's go-to picks of kelly green and yellow would make me sing her praises.

A little background on Sabrina: You may recognize Sabrina Soto from HGTV's The High Low Project. Her designs are packed with color, and she believes good design should be accessible.

Go-to color palette: Kelly green, white and yellow. I love bright colors and yellow is my favorite, so this combination is great.

(Image credit: Arlyn Hernandez)
(Image credit: Arlyn Hernandez)

Aside from your go-to colors, what surprising combos have you been dying to try: Mint and coral. Mint is a trendy color right now, but it is usually paired with neutral beige or whites, which tones it down. However, to make mint pop, I would pair it with coral for a fresh, new look.

You're a world traveler; where from you past travels has the best color inspirations? Cuba! My recent travels there inspired me to use bold colors and traditional prints in my Sabrina Soto for HSN collection. It's like going to the island, minus the hefty price tag!

What do you suggest is the best strategy for transitioning color schemes from room to room? It really depends on the architecture of your house – older, more compartmentalized homes make it easy to change color schemes from room to room, while modern open floor plans have spaces that blend into each other making it more difficult. Whatever you do, as long as you have an underlying concept that is carried through the entire house, you can't go wrong!

Thanks for your tips and inspirations Sabrina!

If you're curious what this punchy palette looks like in a room, we've collected some well-executed rooms for your inspiration boards!

(Image credit: My Domaine)

Black and white accents ground the vibrant green walls and yellow furnishings. (via My Domaine)

(Image credit: HGTV)

This room from HGTV (designed by Cortney Bishop Design) is a more muted variation on Sabrina's color scheme. Mustard yellow leather armchairs play off of the mossy green walls. Neutrals like gray, black and white complete the palette.

(Image credit: Madcap Cottage)

The fellas at Mad Cap Cottage are never afraid to go all out. They kept the energy pumping in this room they designed by adding pops of hot pink.

(Image credit: House & Garden)

Introducing green and yellow through patterns, rather than plain paint colors, really amps up the design score of this bedroom, spotted on House & Garden.

(Image credit: Arkpad)

We love the gold accents and the earthy browns in this super saturated room, via Arkpad.

(Image credit: House Beautiful)

Designer Miles Redd is known for his outright celebration of rich colors. This bedroom from House Beautiful is lovely, traditional take on the kelly green and yellow combination.

(Image credit: Redbook)

Even just subtle hints of yellow and gold amp up the palette in the room above, designed by Tobi Farley, and feaured in Redbook.

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