I bet I made you sing the title out loud!
Yellow, it’s the colour that conjures up images of sunshine and sand on a warm Summers day. Yellow even became a firm member of the universal neutral colour palette last year. For us, South Africans, yellow gold also holds a strong sense of pride as a national colour and one often featured patrioticly in our sport uniforms.
Whether in small accents or larger decorative accessory pieces, contrasting these bright yellows, against the more dependable and solid grays adds warmth and immediately introduces a feeling of optimism and cheer to any interior space.
For an eye-catching accent of yellow, set it against complimentary shades of blue, purple and greys. It sits harmoniously alongside wood tones, metallics, whites, beiges and blacks.
Whilst yellow pendants shades and lampshades always pack a punch, the smallest hint of yellow can also stand out. Look out for pendants with yellow interior shades, or bright yellow flex cords. For more impact, choose a yellow pendant or lampshade with unusual dimensions or shape
A single chair, a pair, or a few yellow chairs placed in a neutral toned room creates interesting design appeal.
A bright yellow geometric rug can be used to help draw your eyes into a space
Metallic and wood finishes mixed with yellow accents create a modern industrial, yet glamorous look.
A simple piece of old furniture or a old mirror can be turned into a focal point with a quick splash of yellow paint. Choose pieces with a sculptural quality or interesting details as these will be further enhanced when painted yellow. You’ll be amazed at how traditional furniture is given a modern twist with the simple use of a bold yellow fabric on the headboard to create the perfect balance of old and new.
Yellow and gray works even better when combined with interesting textural elements and patterns.
Highlight a specific architectural feature – a small alcove, a window frame, door or a chimney.
You can’t go wrong with a splash of yellow in your artwork especially when working with a neutral colour palette and white walls.
Whilst yellow may not be everyone’s preferred colour choice for interiors, you can see that when incorporated in small and clever ways, it can really make an interior design scheme pop.
“As we live a life of ease (A life of ease)
Everyone of us (Everyone of us) has all we need (Has all we need)
Sky of blue (Sky of blue) and sea of green (Sea of green)
In our yellow (In our yellow) submarine (Submarine, ha, ha)”- The Beatles