I am officially in the winter doldrums, waiting for spring and reveling in those rare winter days when 45 seems downright balmy. These playful, unapologetically colorful cases for Samsung Galaxy S4 owners should help. Just a little. Because as a New Englander, I may be used to the snow and the cold, but I’m sure I’m not the only one who will take advantage of any reason to think spring.

Danny Ivan Samsung Galaxy 4S Case
Society 6 always has a slew of awesome cases for every tastes, and I love this “Pass this On” case for sheer fun with color and shape. Love the vaguely vintage styling of this abstract pattern from a wonderful graphic designer. ($35, Society 6)


Sugar Skulls Case Samsung Galaxy 4S | Cool Mom Tech

Sugar Skulls Galaxy 4S Case
How awesome is this skulls, hearts and flowers case for your 4S? It strikes a great balance of colorful without being treacly. I would say it makes a great tween or teen case but the truth is, we kind of love it for ourselves. ($29.99, Luardi)


Speck Candy Case for Samsung Galaxy 4S | Cool Mom Tech

Speck Candy Shell Case for Samsung Galaxy
We’ve always loved the protection and smart construction of Speck cases, and it’s nice to know the dual-layer, shock resistant construction also comes in some bright, pretty color combos like this Mango/Raspberry. ($34.95, Speck)

Kate Spade Brighton Wave for Samsung S4 | Cool Mom Tech

Kate Spade Brighton Wave Samsung Galaxy Case
The bold colors of this Kate Spade accessory give it a retro feel during the cold winter months. The case is made of a hard plastic, so it snaps on the phone easily and keeps it protected while giving a stylish exterior. ($40, Nordstrom; rstyle affilate)
Mint and Gold Stripes case for Samsung S4 | Cool Mom Tech

Mint and Gold Stripe Samsung Galaxy Case
I love the simplicity of these stripes and the bit of fancy with the gold glitter. The color also reminds me of my favorite mint chocolate chip ice cream flavor. Ahhh, summer. ($35)


Paisley Samsung Galaxy 4S Case by Luardi | Cool Mom Tech
Luardi Golden Paisley Samsung Galaxy Case
If bright, bold colors aren’t up your alley, I really like the more subtle color palate of this Luardi case. It gives such an elegant a feel to the S4 and the glossy finish will make your phone look even sleeker than it already is. ($29.99, Luardi)

Casablanca Case-Mate case for Samsung Galaxy
Love the designer series of Case-Mate cases featuring artists like  Cinda B. The soothing colors and the print may make you start singing, “a case is just a case.” Sorry, had to go there. ($45, Case-Mate)