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Dare You Go Yellow?
We keep a close eye on interior design trends so we can match the aspirations of customers who want the latest on-trend look alongside their sliding wardrobes or bespoke, fitted furniture. Yellow is a colour promised to be popular this spring and summer but with a reputation for being notorious to get right, how can you use this yellow without it looking too ‘young’ or garish?
Use it in accessories
If you are worried about painting your walls yellow or find to bright a colour, think about using yellow accessories instead. These mustard yellow chairs and footstool with their modern design will brighten up any space from the living room to the home office.
Again, if you are concerned about yellow furniture having a short shelf life when it comes to trend, opt for a lighter shade or use the yellow chair in a more specific spot in your home, such as a reading nook.
Not just the interior
A beautiful yellow door makes the perfect entrance to this property. Yellow is the colour of sunshine, and fantastic for creating a warm happy glow for the doorstep and your visitors.
A darker, muddier yellow, mustard is very much the yellow shade of the moment. If you are unsure about off-the-shelf shades, have the paint mixed specifically for you. You can either take a favourite object along or choose from one of many shading charts at the DIY store.
Mustard has a golden glow about it but take care not to go too orange in shade or it will be a little confused.
Goes well with…
Depending on the shade, a sunshine shade of yellow works well with a strong but not overly bright green, as well as crisp white gloss window frames.
If you are opting for a stronger yellow and want the latest on-trend look, then use what Pantone call ‘ice cream colours’. In fact, yellow goes great with their colour of the year, Living Coral, a cool shade of peachy pink.
Yellow soft furnishings
With a muted yellow on the walls, you can turn up the sunshine dial with yellow cushions and throws. As well as opting for block colour cushions, choose those that have an interesting texture to them, like this knitted yellow cushion from high street Dunelm.
Add patterns too, such as those cushions with a nod to the 60s pattern of large blousy flowers. Alongside yellow choose darker mocha brown cushions or add another colour such as green. For mustard yellow cushions and throws, add navy blue for a look that is effortlessly elegant and functional too.
Stripes and flowers!
If you want to create a master bedroom with colour and brightness, then yellow is your colour. We’ve seen yellow and baby blue striped wallpaper for the bedroom, with a delightful yellow printed bedlinen to ‘match’, a look that is both fun and invigorating at the same time.
Yellow in the kitchen
If there is one room that painted yellow walls always work, it is in the kitchen, especially this year as the penchant for dark cabinetry is destined to stay with us for some time yet. Again, it is a classic combination – dark, navy cabinets with sunshine yellow for the walls with bright yellow accessories for pops of more colour.
Have fun with yellow!