Spicy décor inspired by Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco de Mayo is Muy Caliente! And I am feeling fiery today! I love this holiday for it’s bold use of color….ok, I also love an excuse to eat lots of guacamole and perhaps a margarita too!

Let’s face it, the oranges, blues, and hot pinks are so fun and vibrant…I just can’t resist! So, if you’re looking for some creative ways to spice things up in your home, look no further! The festive décor you see for Cinco de Mayo celebrations can be used any time of year. Try mixing some bright color combos with your neutral palette, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how much you love it!

Paint color inspired by Cinco de Mayo

Paint color inspired by Cinco de Mayo

Not really sure how you can pull this hot color palette off? You can keep it more traditional by painting the walls white and then incorporating some fun fabrics! That way the you’ll get the bold color without it being too overwhelming. Add some texture to the ceiling and voila! You’ve got that pop of color you’ve been longing for, and it’s easy to change up with the seasons, when temps start heading south again (but we’re not going to think about that now! The warmer temps have finally arrived in NH!).

It's feelin' hot in here!

It’s feelin’ hot in here!

Color has always been a key part of Mexican design. It’s easy to paint an accent wall in a bold hue, or cover it in a fun Mexican inspired wallpaper, and then repeat the shade in several accent pieces.

Add texture and color with fun Mexican fabrics and wall paper!

Add texture and color with fun Mexican fabrics and wall paper!

Check out this recent kitchen we designed. We decided to spice it up with a dash of chili powder inspired paint! Because kitchens typically don’t have a lot of wall space to paint, you have the advantage of adding some great pops of color. We were so pleasantly surprised by how the paint color really makes these new modern cabinets stand out.

Kitchen by Mandeville Canyon Designs

Kitchen by Mandeville Canyon Designs

For more inspiration, “salsa” over to my Pinterest board, Spicy decor inspired by Cinco de Mayo! And just for fun, why not try my favorite Margarita recipe while you’re at it! Just be sure to use freshly squeezed lime juice, it’s totally worth the effort! Yum!

Yum! Margaritas!

Yum! Margaritas!

Recipe

  • 1 jigger (1.5 ounces) tequila
  • 1/2 ounce Triple Sec
  • 1 ounce fresh lime or lemon juice
  • Salt (optional)

Shake all ingredients with cracked ice. Rim a margarita glass with salt. Strain the cocktail mix into the glass. You can also serve it over the rocks.

Enjoy!