Thursday, March 10, 2011

Yellow pops of color

Today nature has inspired me to write about yellow pops of color.
The sky is greyish-blue and it's raining. My Forsithias are in full
bloom, adding a beautiful pop of yellow color to the landscape.
Even though it's gloomy outside, the small doses of yellow have a
a feel-good factor to them. It's eye-candy to my senses. Yellow
traditionally signifies optimism and it's symbolic of the sun. 
No sun today for me, but I definitely feel a surge of energy and 
desire to look at different yellows in interior design. Look at
the diverse applications of  yellow in these spaces. Some are 
pale and some are bright, some are just accents others are 
dominating the room, but they all inject positive energy to 
the space.

living rooms - Rubie GReen Bryn Fabric CB2 Peekaboo Clear Coffee Table white yellow chevron drapes mirror white slipcovered sofa yellow cashmere throw blanket striped gray pillow CB2 seagrass rug yellow gray living room

Yellow, cream and gray is a great combination.
The yellow walls act as a back drop to this contemporary art
piece. I love to pair traditional and modern for
an up to date look.
bedrooms - blue lamp white dresser yellow gold abstract art yellow blue entrance foyer  foyer  white dresser with yellow giclee abstract print,
This art piece says: "Here I am!" Paired with a cobalt blue lamp
and pink accessories this entrance pops with color!
How cute is the cat?!
The yellow ceiling paint adds dimension to this serene bedroom. 
Notice the inside of the curtains....yes they are pale yellow. 
It's in the details where a room goes from OK to great! 
This color scheme pairs plum and soft teal, cream and of 
course yellow. Think outside the box for a great 
combination of colors. You will be surprised!

living rooms - chevron rug yellow arc lamp red tufted chair chevron navy rug fireplace  eclectic living space  yellow arc lamp, red tufted chair,
A modern arching reading lamp adds a 
contemporary feel and a big statement. Not crazy 
about the red chair, but like the contrast of the 
red, black and yellow against an otherwise white room.
Notice the acrylic magazine bin?
kitchens - island yellow accents white kitchen cabinets white carrara marble countertops  Nancy Braithwaite & Tria Giovan Photography!  White
A white kitchen with a yellow pottery collection. Paired with this 
gorgeous wood and iron table it projects a nostalgic sentiment 
of times past.
 These yellow chairs add personality to this outdoor space. 
Wouldn't you want to spend an afternoon with friends 
 drinking lemonade and having lunch at this table? 
bedrooms - large white pendant light gold lining white tufted headboard white bedding white yellow hummingbird throw pillows white modern nightstands yellow lamps seagrass cushions
White and yellow bedroom. It's calm, it's serene and it's playful. 
Notice the interior of the lampshade. 
It shimmers in golden tones.

nurseries - Jonathan Adler Giraffe Lamp yellow nailhead trim headboard white bedding yellow gray stitching white blue zebra pillow white nightstand white modern crib cloth white yellow zebra storage bins brown rug abstract art
A colorful children's room with yellow as its dominant color.
 There are many different patterns and different colors, 
but the white walls calm the tone down.  In my time, 
children's rooms were mostly......mmmh....plain. There 
was no real style. Nowadays there are so many choices
for the little ones! Look at the tiger striped toy bins! 
Love the rug!

kitchens - ivory cabinets spice rack white carrara marble countertops black industrial pendants glossy yellow kitchen island white red yellow blue striped kitchen rug runner
The two islands brighten this white kitchen. 
The rug adds playfulness and unifies the space.
Not crazy about the pink, but pink is in and this
homeowner is trendy for 2011!
living rooms - yellow velvet sofa brass French marble coffee table rug stone fireplace gold mirror gray walls crown molding gray yellow living room
Remember Jenna Lyons home? I just discovered this 
picture of her living room. One yellow sofa gives 
this  room a dose of color against grey walls. 
I could use her rug. 
living rooms - Imperial Trellis Fabric chandelier gunmetal bench ottoman yellow wallpaper art panel stainless steel locker white modern sofa yellow turquoise blue silk pillows
By framing wallpaper as art you don't commit to 
painting or wallpapering the entire wall yellow. 
When you get tired of this pattern you can change it.
Brown and yellow make a good a pair.

bedrooms - blue distressed dresser vanity mirror yellow chair  dresser  mirror, blue painted dresser, yellow faux bamboo chair and rustic wood
One yellow bamboo chair cheers up this entrance.
bedrooms - DwellStudio Bedding sepia photo gallery striped throw blanket bamboo roman shades  Love the graphic yellow bedding!    Twin beds with
Soothing. Someone likes aviation in this home. I wonder if this
is a guest bedroom. It would also be a great boys room.

A dramatic statement! I don't know if I could live with this chair.
I like the form, but it's too bold of a color for me.
 Love the tulip side table!

kitchens - range yellow white brown kitchen  Thanks to Simply Seleta!   yellow white brown kitchen colors!
Yellow, gold, silver, copper, white, all adds dimension
and layers to this kitchen. Wow, look at this stove. There must be
some serious cooking going on in here! Look at the spice
rack.....mine has never looked so organized!
I could cook in this kitchen!

Budget friendly idea for art: paint different shaped ceiling
 medallions in various yellow hues and hang on your wall. 
bedrooms - blue white striped rug blue yellow polka dot black bench black lamp gray antique chest antique wood desk blue yellow drapes curtains bamboo roman shades metal canopy bed blue striped wallpaper bedroom
Blue and yellow, a classic combination. I like the
pattern on the fabric.  The dhurrie rug? Love it!
Want to be trendy this year with honeysuckle pink?
It works wonderfully with yellow. Although I wouldn't
decorate my home in these colors, it does have
a fresh appeal to it.

Photographs provided by: 
Atlanta Home Magazine, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Sally Seponkus,  Simply Seleta, Michelle Adams, 
Tricia Huntley of Huntley and Co., Design Sponge and Decor Pad.

I hope you got some inspiration from these photographs. Yellow is 
here to stay as long as the sun shines outside our window. I see it 
peeking out of the clouds now! I might have some sun after all! 
Have a sunny day! 

Please feel free to comment bellow.

Happy decorating,
Ana Alicia

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