Decorating with Yellow

March 23, 2010

I was slicing lemons and trimming the ends of daffodils yesterday, then I was struck by a mad passion for yellow.  Hmm.  Strange.  I just painted over all the yellow in my kitchen, and today I am fixated.  Fickle am I.  It must be my serious case of spring fever.

Anyway, I got to thinking.  Yellow is one of those colors that’s a little trickier to design with, but when used just right, yellow is incredibly stylish and oh so chic.  Yellow is vibrant and cheerful; the color of sunshine and happiness!  I think it is especially beautiful when paired with deep gray, soft green, turquoise, or white.  

Here’s a few examples of yellow done just right.

house to home living room House to Home


southern accents yellow accents Southern Accents

 coastal living yellow coffee table Coastal Living


cottage living yellow bathroom Cottage Living


yellow bedroom coastal living    Coastal Living

 yellow accents martha stewart Martha Stewart


art deco paneling kelly wearstler hue Kelly Wearstler


coastal living yellow batik printCoastal Living


chinese chippendales in yellow jonathan adler house beautiful  House Beautiful


apartment therapy yellow wallpaper Apartment Therapy

 graphic yellow and gray bedroom via Decorpad


echo design Echo Design


 diy ideas art and sofa DIY Ideas


southern accents canopy and yellow bench Southern Accents


southern living yellow door and throw Southern Living


coastal living bedroom border shades Coastal Living


yellow and gray display source unknown


yellow maps southern living Southern Living


warm yellow wall country living Country Living


southern living chartreuse wall Southern Living

yellow lamps house beautiful House Beautiful

palmer weiss blue and yellow livng room Palmer Weiss


coastal living patterns and canopy Coastal Living


pale yellow accents via my home ideas all youvia My Home Ideas


 house beautiful daybed House Beautiful


If yellow is not your preferred shade to decorate with, you can bring this cheerful color into your home temporarily with just some simple flowers . . .

country living daffodils

or fresh lemons. 

country living lemons

Now that’s a view of yellow I’ll never tire of.   :-)


Does yellow inspire you ?  Have you used it to decorate your home ? 



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