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  !

 

 

 

 

Not So Mellow-Yellow

March 21, 2012

 

It was gray and pouring rain yesterday morning here in DC. I attended a benefit breakfast and was seated at table with someone wearing the most beautiful daffodil colored jacket- really bright.  It just ‘sang’ in a room of otherwise muted tones. It inspired me to collect a few images from my Pinterest boards that showcase the power of a small dose of yellow in white rooms.

 

via Orange Tangerine Art

 

 

 

via Decor 8

 

 

 

 

via a dose of the delightful

 

 

via Joel Snayd/ Rethink Design Studio

 

 

 

via Tamar Schechner

 

 

Feeling the yellow love?  It WAS the first day of spring yesterday, right?