How to decorate your home with yellow
March 20, 2020
Yellow is a colour that can bring joy and energy to your home. Use it at the heart to your next decorating scheme with this easy guide.
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Yellow has long been a favourite accent hue for confident home stylists, but for a new way to push the colour to the next level, we’re loving a more-is-more approach to using it in your room schemes.
Whether bright saffron, moody mustard or a light, fresh buttercup, try these ideas for implementing a new yellow look.
Choose a warm contrast
The classic contrast for a pop of yellow has historically been a charcoal grey, however, shades of beige, flax and oatmeal have replaced it as the on-trend colour combination of the day. These warm-tinged neutrals bring a comfort and softness to the scheme that’s not so apparent in the grey and yellow version of the look.
Give your space energy
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In terms of colour psychology, yellow brings energy to your room – use this knowledge to best decide where different shades of yellow should be used. For example, in a restful bedroom or where you’re looking to take long, relaxing baths, bright yellow may be a little too intense, but for a kitchen or ensuite, it’ll certainly put some pep in your step first thing in the morning.
Use as a feature accent
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Using yellow for accessories is a great way to add some life to your scheme, but why not commit with a bigger accent piece? A yellow sofa, bed frame or even kitchen island is a bigger commitment in your scheme, but certainly delivers on the wow factor.
Create a retro scheme
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Looking for a scheme idea to tie in your favourite colour? Yellow works great with mid-century elements to create a fresh take on the look. Throw in a vibrant electric blue to complete the scheme.
Opt for jewel tones
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Golden mustard tones are another way to approach a yellow scheme, and work great with a wide palette of other jewels, from rich purples to emerald greens. Right now, we’re loving this combination with deep ruby reds.
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