Yellow… a lot or just a little

January 10, 2013

 

 

Craving a little warmth on this barren January day?

 

There is always… yellow.

 

 

via National Geographic

 

In its pure clean form, yellow can be overpowering on walls and tricky to work with. But when designers get it right, it can sing.

 

I love it on the walls of this dining room at  Monticello, balanced by other strong elements (heavy white trim and dark wood furniture and doors). You can read about how this paint color, Ralph Lauren’s ‘Monticello Yellow’, was chosen here:

 

 

via Elle Decor

 

And the designer, Mary Douglas Drysdale, is brilliant at the use of strong yellow on a large scale.

 

 

via casart

 

 

via the french tangerine

 

Personally, I love it in very small doses and, like other saturated shades, it can actually be just as powerful used this way.

Take a look.

 

via houzz

 

 

via decor 8

 

 

via the style files

 

via Elle Decor 

 

 

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I hope that warmed you up– a lot, or just a little!

Happy New Year  !

 

 

 

 

Interior Design

April 7, 2011

 

 

 

~ Interior designers that I admire~

 

Katie Ridder

 

Mary Douglas Drysdale

 

 

Amelia T. Handegan

 

Steven Gambrel

 

Diamond Barrata

 

 

Susan Ferrier

 

Phoebe Howard

 

Victoria Hagan