Friday, December 5, 2008

Hello Yellow


As I was working on a blog about the color yellow, I started reading things everywhere saying that yellow is coming back in! I read up in Metropolitan Home, Southern Accents, from what I could understand in Marie Claire Maison, and Miss Raina from HERE. I, for one, could not be more excited. I love yellow (it also looks good on me) . This yellow is sunny, happy, intense. It's just what we need right now in the world of grey winter. Also, so sorry about the lapse in blogging, I've been busy with my REAL life (who am I kidding, I mean school. I have no real life anymore). Yes I do.

In this room of neutrals, the bright yellow floor length drapery really brightens up the space by Sills Huniford.

Meg Braff chose bright yellow and white Clarence House wallpaper. Look how it reflects on the opposite wall in the shell mirror!

From Marie Claire Maison (amazing mag), this yellow so citrus-y, it almost looks greenish.

I know this one isn't as intense, but I found it very soothing. I love that bookcase that goes all the way to the ceiling and the yellow tone-on-tone wallpaper. By Libby Cameron.

Karen Marcus designed this adorable space in a house in Colorado. Yellow wallpaper, painted wainscoting on the outside of the tub (amazing idea), and yellow painted walls. I super love that painting above the tub (Rothko?).

Sheila Bridges created a sweet happy little scene with a lamp, table and book with a sunny yellow backdrop.

Victoria Hagan uses yellow paint on the walls and yellow fabric for the floor length drapes. She even extends the yellow with that mirror on the back wall.

Diamond Barratta, who love bright colors, really played up the yellow in this room. So sunny and feminine.


Fashion designer Lisa Perry used a very intense bright yellow in this mod interior.


It seems as if yellow looks great with nearly everything; blue, brown, giltwood, green. And if you didn't want to be one of the cool kids and redecorate entire rooms in yellow, you can add little accents. Paint one wall, add some throw pillows, a bright yellow painting or poster. A little can go a long way, too.


Alicia B.

11 comments:

thevintagechair said...

I once had a friend whose mother decorated her entire kitchen with tacky yellow sunflowers (including giant fake ones) and blue gingham, so I have had an aversion to yellow up until now. I am so excited to see the amazing new ways people are using yellow. It's so fresh and modern and chic. It has completely changed my outlook on yellow.

erin@designcrisis said...

I love the super bright yellow accents!

Lauren said...

Love the Clarence House wallpaper. Also, thanks so much for putting my blog on your list! :)

Anonymous said...

It seems like the materials and design of the pieces in the room make a difference as to whether the yellow makes the room look fresh and new or old and grandma-ish.

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

I love yellow. That room by Meg Braff is perfection. Great choices.

Anonymous said...

i really like the rest/bathroom combo.

Anonymous said...

We used Dutch Boy's Sunnyside in our kitchen--it's cheery and bold, and makes us happy. In the living room we used Behr's Butter Cookie, which is much more mellow and provides a backdrop to all of the other colors in the room, but is a warm, comforting shade that never bores.

Alkemie said...

I've really come to love the color yellow. What a great post especially during the cold months.

Cheers,
Karen O.

SHELTER said...

I'm still loving yellow too!!! I have to use that Clarence House wall paper at some point!! Congratulations on the Washington Post Blog Watch, must click mention!! I am sharing the honor with you this week!! Great Blog!! Best, Julie from SHELTER

trendoffice said...

Blue Iris was chosen for the colour of 2008 - blue and yellow - and it probably will continue to be popular

Anonymous said...

Our "library" (front room with morning sun) is painted in Goldenrod, a buttery deep yellow that I love! My kitchen is in another shade of yellow that didn't quite turn out as expected - too pale for the intense afternoon sun. But I love yellow!!