Yellow is known to create happiness, optimism, and stimulate the central nervous system. With Pantone announcing “Illuminating” as one of the colours of the year, many homeowners are looking to incorporate yellow into their home. Being a bright, bold colour, it can be tricky to find a subtle balance. Here are some ideas to inspire you to incorporate yellow into your home this summer.
There is no better place for yellow than in a dark hallway, bathroom, kitchen, or even bedroom. It does not have to be an entire room, there is also the option to do a mural or accent wall. Picking the right shade of yellow for you space will depend on the feeling you want to achieve. A muted yellow creates peace, whereas a mustard yellow creates warmth. Learn more about the different shades of yellow here.
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Not ready to commit? Try using yellow as an accent colour for décor items such as rugs pillows, throws, artwork, chairs, or window treatments. Yellow can be especially beneficial when incorporated into an outdoor space or entryway. Not only will it make any space feel refreshed but will also help create a more inviting space.
Traditional homes such as character or farmhouse style homes often feature yellow in both the interior and exterior. Yellow can be found in wallpaper, pillows, tablecloths, curtains, upholstery, or even bathroom tiles or tubs. Muted yellows tend to be the most common in traditional homes.
Yellow can create elegance in a space with its soft tones. Butter yellow in a living room offers a crisp, fresh look when combined with a contrasting white. Shiny accents including gold, silver, glass, and other reflective décor pieces compliment the warm tones, creating a sophisticated look and feel.
A more recent trend increasing in popularity called “Mid-Century Modern” includes jewel tones such as mustard yellow. Velvet sofas and tufted headboards are a popular place to pull off mustard yellow. When paired with other contrasting jewel tones such as emerald green, sapphire blue, or ruby red, it creates moody drama.
Yellow is a popular gender-neutral colour for a baby’s room. Muted yellow creates a calm, soothing environment for a baby. When choosing a yellow, make sure it is not too bold and bright, as it can cause agitation and stimulate them to cry.
As you can see, yellow is a very versatile colour. It can create a bright feeling, calm feeling, or warm, inviting feeling. Let our Interior Design team guide you your paint selection and décor process. Our complimentary one-hour design consultation will help you unlock your mind to the possibilities of your space.
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