5 Reasons Why You Need Yellow in Your Home

Image from One Kings Lane. Yellow pairs perfectly with pink and orange as seen in this living room.

Image from One Kings Lane. Yellow pairs perfectly with pink and orange as seen in this living room.

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Yellow is the colour of sunshine and happiness and who would not want to have a little of this in their life?

Cheerful, sunny, and energetic, and the colour most visible at great distances, yellow attracts all the attention without needing any of the high drama. A neon citrus shade looks sharp against softer neutrals, while a warm, sunny hue instantly creates those summer vibes that we crave all year.

Yellow is making a comeback and design experts are predicting that yellows, from pale butters to dark mustard, are cropping up everywhere and are key to many different design styles, from mid-century modern to country farmhouse.   Also as the current vogue for brass hardware and accessories, both designers and consumers alike are embracing gold finishes throughout the home, which tells us that yellows are being looked at again as an important color.

Amanda Louise Interiors Mustard Yellow Cushions

Amanda Louise Interiors Mustard Yellow Cushions

 
Aside from general trendiness, there are a few more reasons why yellow should make a comeback, and how to get it right:

1.  It’s a mood-boosting hue.

“Nothing says sun-drenched vacation like yellow,” says Jonathan Adler, who designed the desert oasis Parker Palm Springs hotel. “It’s the color of a glass of lemonade by the pool.”

It’s so nice to walk into a bright room that reminds us of what a sunny day feels like.  This breakfast nook in the home of Krista Ewart can’t help but make you smile.  Yellow can make you a little more optimistic, happier, and a bit more positive. If you don’t need that effect, I’d love to know your secret.

Yellow Outdoor Chairs add a sense of fun and whimsy to this outdoor space.

 Yellow Outdoor Chairs add a sense of fun and whimsy to this outdoor space.

2.  Yellow brings out the best in other colors.

Yellow as with golden sunshine works with so many colours on the colour wheel.  Here it is teamed with pink and orange from the same colour family.

Image from One Kings Lane. Yellow pairs perfectly with pink and orange as seen in this living room.

  Image from One Kings Lane. Yellow pairs perfectly with pink and orange as seen in this living room.

 

Black and white with yellow just speaks of luxury resorts on the French Riveria.

Image from the Every Girl - Black and White with Yellow Accent Cushions is very luxurious and fresh look.

Image from the Every Girl – Black and White with Yellow Accent Cushions is very luxurious and fresh look.

Aqua is also a great friend of yellow and mixes beautifully reminisant of sandy beaches and aqua oceans.

Aqua and Yellow are a perfect pairing in this Palm Springs Home.

 Aqua and Yellow are a perfect pairing in this Palm Springs Home.

3.  It amplifies light.

 

Lauren Bacall's apartment

Lauren Bacall’s apartment

Yellow makes rooms seem brighter, even if they have limited natural light.  It can create a clever visual illusion and perhaps consider yellow as opposed to white to lighten a room.

4.  It makes an impact, even in small doses.

5 Reasons why you should have yellow in your home.

5 Reasons why you should have yellow in your home.

 Whether big or small, yellow accessories are eye-catching enough to completely change the feel of a room.  Your eyes will be immediately drawn to the yellow piece of furniture or home decor item.

Image from One Kings Lane - Even in Small Doses Yellow Makes an Impact

 Image from One Kings Lane – Even in Small Doses Yellow Makes an Impact

5.  Yellow can have a sophisticated depth.

Many of us think of yellow rooms in terms of just flat, solid walls. But you can use the color as a jumping-off point for patterns, to get a bit more interest into a room.

Yellow Living Room Image from Justine Blakenly New Bohemians

Yellow Living Room Image from Justine Blakenly New Bohemians

The eyes are drawn to yellow and this can be a useful trick in landscape design utilising yellow furnishings to create a large sense of space.
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Yellow should not only be restricted to indoors but used outdoors as well to add sense of depth.

Yellow should not only be restricted to indoors but used outdoors as well to add sense of depth.

Yellow should not only be restricted to indoors but used outdoors as well to add sense of depth.

So no matter if you go big with highlighter brights or more subdued with toned-down shades, yellow is the color that can at best makes you happier and at worst makes your decor feel fresher and on-trend. What do you have to lose?  You can add a little yellow to your home with a selection of our cushions that would brighten your indoor or outdoor space.

Yellow Floral Indoor Outdoor Cushion Cover Bungalow Living

Yellow Floral Indoor Outdoor Cushion Cover Bungalow Living

Yellow and White Greek Key Indoor Outdoor Cushion Cover Bungalow Living

Yellow and White Greek Key Indoor Outdoor Cushion Cover Bungalow Living

Yellow Stix Outdoor Indoor Cushion

Yellow Stix Outdoor Indoor Cushion

Sunburst Indoor Outdoor Cushion Bungalow Living

Sunburst Indoor Outdoor Cushion Bungalow Living

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Lime Coconut Floral Indoor Outdoor Cushion Bungalow Living

Lime Coconut Floral Indoor Outdoor Cushion Bungalow Living

Golden Gate Indoor Outdoor Cushion Bungalow Living

Golden Gate Indoor Outdoor Cushion Bungalow Living

Citrus Sherbert Indoor Outdoor Cushion Bungalow Living

Citrus Sherbert Indoor Outdoor Cushion Bungalow Living

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Yellow Cabana Stripe Indoor Outdoor Cushion

Yellow Cabana Stripe Indoor Outdoor Cushion

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