Interior decorating with yellow is associated with warm and happy things in life – YES.
Colour therapy uses yellow colour shades to make people smile and feel joyful – YES.
Yellow when used in interior design creates a sense of warmth and cosiness – YES.
When you see those first yellow daffodils in bloom, does it make you feel Spring is here and summer is not far away? – YES.
Then why not bring a swath of sunshine into your home this Spring?
For this holiday cottage on the Gower Peninsula, we have chosen sophisticated mustard tones. Just look at the image above and tell us if this lounge and the kitchen beyond could be any more welcoming than it already is? Need more convincing?
The colour yellow may differ in hue and chroma; from mustard yellow, bright yellow (which has come to define generation z) through to lemon yellow. The oldest pigment is yellow ochre, which was amongst the first pigments used by humans.
The colour trend from Pantone in 2021 is Illuminating yellow.
In interior design terms, yellow has some best friends. If thinking of a scheme with yellow do try these:
- light blue to bright blue (opulence and elegance galore), OR
- aqua/ teal (mature elegance), OR
- pale pink to fuchsia/magenta (feminine happiness).
Oh the lemon palette possibilities!
How about these fabulous cushions from Christian Lacroix at Designers Guild to give you just a pop of yellow?
It is true, the wrong shade of yellow (or too much of it) can create disharmony and overwhelm the space. But if you pick the shade that resonates with you and implement it with style, the joy you will experience by the very sight of the room will blow away all the doubts you once had about this choice.
So why not give yellow the chance to shine?