Of all the colors, yellow is my favorite. In its variety of shades it can be vibrant or soothing, both warm and bright. For me, yellow is the color of sunshine, of happiness, of delicious memories, and as one of my wedding colors, it’s a color filled with love.
Yellow is said to stimulate concentration, memory, energy,and metabolism. So no surprise its often found in playrooms, offices and kitchens. But, because of its many shades it can easily be used throughout the entire house. Light yellow hues create a warm, relaxing atmosphere for nurserys or bedrooms . Intense yellows are perfect to brighten up and enliven a room, and while some (like me) are brave enough to use it as a dominant color, yellow is just as good used in smaller amounts on accent pieces like pillows, lamps and vases. If you’re drawn to mustards and dark yellows but aren’t ready for that sort of color saturation, it is softened easily with white details like furniture, baseboards, shelves, and curtains.
When we lived on the East Coast yellow always reminded me of home. As accents here and there it kept the California sunshine in our lives, even in the dead of winter. But now that we’re back in our home state the warm yellow color can still be found throughout our home. Currently yellow is paired with grey and white as a dominant color in our master bedroom. But it doesn’t stop there, in its variety of shades yellow can be found in almost every room throughout the house. It’s seen on shelves, in drawers and peeking out from behind a picture frame like a child’s cheeky little smile to remind me that no matter what may be happening today, the “sun’ll come out tomorrow.”
How do you incorporate your favorite color in your house? Do you go all out in just one room or use it sparingly throughout the home?