My sudden love for yellow

Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2007 by KiM

I have noticed lately that I’m drawn to the colour yellow. I think it has to do with how much I love summer and yellow is such a beautiful summery colour. So I figured I’d do a post on different uses and ranges of yellow. Since I have basically no yellow in my home, this post is inspiration to change that.

Pale yellow walls are so warm and inviting, and would brighten up any room without being too jarring.

Better Homes and Gardens Jennifer Worts
Bernstein & Andriulli Jay Jeffers

One of my favourite shades is acid yellow, for those who are a bit more daring and enjoy bold colours.

Gal Nauer Architects Jenny Armit

Bright yellow walls will bring a smile to anyone’s face but would be tough to decorate (and live) with.

PointClickHome Marie Claire Maison

A yellow (and turquoise) country-style kitchen would have everyone milling around while food is prepared.

Cottage Living This Old House

If yellow walls are too much to commit to, then how livening things up with some yellow art….throw in some red accent furniture for an extra hit of colour and you’re set.

Jason Loucas Michael Formica
Sköna hem Alex Papachristidis

Accents in yellow work with all sorts of colour schemes…reds, greens, pinks, blues, the list is surprisingly endless.

Riehl Designs Mark Luscombe-Whyte
Sköna hem Hotel Home Buenos Aires

Great post Kim!!!!! Lots of inspiration here. Was going to do navy and chatreuse in my new place but I’m going to have to find a spot for yellow now.

Jessie says:

I LOVE YELLOW!!!! I can’t wait to paint my living room yellow. It won’t be long now…. Great post/pictures!!! Thanks KIM!!!

Monkey says:

I have a sunflower yellow living room and love it…with white curtains, black curtain rod and black picture frames that contain red and white artwork….everything really pops!

Joy says:

I have been drawn to yellow lately as well!! I had a bad experience once so have shied away from it since, but I’m really loving how sunny those rooms are and how warm they look… have been thinking of painting my own bedroom yellow…
thanks for the inspiration!! 🙂

Anonymous says:

I recently painted one wall of my pantry egg-yolk yellow, and it makes me happy every time I go in there.

kim. says:

Jo – you’ve got to stck some yellow somewhere in your new place. Jessie – Can’t wait to see your living room! Monkey – your living sounds AMAZING. Joy – I too had a bad experience in my first apt. That’s why I’ll stick to accents in yellow. Anon – a egg-yolk yellow pantry…sounds yummy.

The second floor of our house is sunny bright yellow and we love it. When I first saw the large empty room in yellow, I was worried but when we put the furniture in, it tones down the color. Now I can imagine another color in the space.

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