Craving a little warmth on this barren January day?
There is always… yellow.
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:
And the designer, Mary Douglas Drysdale, is brilliant at the use of strong yellow on a large scale.
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.
I hope that warmed you up– a lot, or just a little!
Happy New Year !