When I think spring colors, yellow is near the top of the list. Think of how delicate daffodils and branching forsythia bloom. This happens before most other plants really have a chance to get going in the spring. Don’t you just love that pop of yellow?
Benefits of Decorating With Yellow
If you were to ask people which color is the happiest, I’d wager that most of them would say yellow. If you need a mood-lifter inside your home, add yellow! For the same reasons that spring flowers stand out so beautifully in the yard. Decorating with yellow will lighten and brighten your mood and your home. If this color isn’t your favorite, though, there’s no need to douse your walls in the most daffodil of yellows. Decorate with yellow accents. Choosing the right hue will give you the mood-lifting benefits of yellow without feeling like a lemon exploded in your house!
This living room is an excellent example of how yellow, as an accent color can pack a lot of punch. Imagine this space without it. A bit sterile, huh? The yellow accents warm up and brighten the space in a subtle way that will please even the pickiest person.
Not All Yellow Tones Are Alike
Whether a yellow has a red or blue undertone will change its personality and how it feels in the room. Decorating with yellow with a red undertone will feel warm and welcoming. It’s a good choice for furniture or walls. Whereas, using yellow with a blue undertone can feel cold. So you should keep this hue for an accent color or small furniture pieces. Choosing a warmer shade of yellow is a little more forgiving. You can feel more at ease when using it. A pale yellow will also function as a neutral. As a result, making it easier to incorporate, especially into a space such as a bedroom where you want to create a soothing atmosphere.
This kitchen is another good example.
For more inspiration, check out my Mellow Yellow Pinterest board, BHG’s or Real Simple’s Decorating with Yellow or contact me for help creating a home that makes YOU happy.
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