Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Soft Yellow Accents

I meet a lot of people that are scared of yellow. But, it is a very versatile color that could transform any room! Using a soft, creamy version in small doses may give your room a hint of sunshine and whimsy. It may be your missing link! So, try it out with some flowers, a small figurine, a frame, a few pillows or a chair. You may be surprised at the impact it can bring. And if you don't like it, no harm done, just slipcover the pillows or use spray paint to change the color on any figurines you find.

In liz of say yes to hoboken's room above, she does it perfectly. I have been eyeing that artwork for a while now too from artists kiki and polly and tushtush's naomi print.

Brooke of playing grown up turned this boring folding screen into an amazing turquoise headboard with lots of sanding and a few coats of paint. Typography pillows from urban outfitters. Love the yellow paring, it really brings a subtle warmth to the room. Any other color would change the look entirely, making it stark and bold.

 Cheap wall art from Tidy Mom. She hung a square of burlap on the wall behind a pretty frame, painted a paper mache letter and nailed it to the wall. Easy! The creamy, pale yellow roses add a sweet touch of sunshine to the aqua walls and dark wood. I love the tri balance of the turquoise, the wall, the bird figurine and the mason jar holding the pens.

Christie Chase made these unique and cherry tables for a friend's patio. She started off with some rather interesting vases, added two plywood circles with gorilla glue, then sanded and painted them. Design Sponge shows Christie's gorgeous, yellow and gray home here. The following two images of her rooms are perfect.

The frame wall isn't overbearing when the size of the prints are surrounded by light mats. I love the wall color! It really adds sophistication to the room. The yellow and gray pillows add that soft touch of floral and color.

I could live in this picture. Her guest room is cozy and functional. Yellow and green accessories can be changed at any time and the room will take on a whole new meaning with it's white, gray and natural bones.

This room's bright chartruese wall paint won't work everywhere, but is perfect here. Softened by the white furniture and grand fireplace mantle, the color is brought through the room with an accent pillow. The zebra print rug and black geometric prints work because the furniture lines are clean and modern. domino

This ruffled white table cloth with lemony yellow chairs and flowers are the epitome of sweetness. If lemon meringue pie could be a room, this would be it. The ruffles are even brought in with the plates, cake platter and even the striped straw creates an almost ruffled illusion! indoor sweets picnic table from country living

Love yellow interior inspirations? Visit subtle sunshine here, the influence of color here  sfgirlbybay's yellow bit road here,  simple and true accessory ideas here and orange vs yellow aqua lovers here


PonderandStitch said...

I love this post!!! Also, I own a Naomi original painting from tushtush- you can kind of see it above my couch in my last post. I'm going to be showing a close up of all that artwork soon. I love tushtush!

Anonymous said...

i LOVE pops of yellow in rooms... and grey and yellow is my FAVORITE color combo! i'm excited to be able to use it in my basement bathroom yay!!

Kristina P. said...

I love yellow. Makes me happy.

Tali Schiffer said...

Yellow is a perfect accent color, and I love it even more, when paired with gray!

Cole said...

I LOVE that headboard. I would buy it in a heartbeat. Love all your decorative ideas. lovely blog.

nicole visiting from

angela | the painted house said...

Fun post! I agree, bring on the yellow! :)

Bethany Dirksen said...

That's funny, this is he second blog post I've read today about yellow accents for interiors. Love it! Great collection :)

Melly Mel said...

Oh my goodness! I love yellow. It's so fun.
These examples are so great.

My Life Under the Bus said...

My friend and I spent yesterday - while the kids played talking about color ! I have yellow everywhere and now have grown tired of it but still love it. What to do next ? Hmmmm

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Beautiful! I love the pictures you picked out! Looks great!

Little Lovables said...

@my life under the bus

if you grow tired of a color, spray paint some thing a new color!

I switch colors around all the time. but having neutral couches/pillows and everything, the accessories I just throw in a box and put out new ones.

How about you try red next, or like a new shade of green?

Little Lovables said...

And I agree, gray and yellow is my favorite color combo.

Ever since watching Annie and that dress Grace Farrell wears, and Mary Poppins and the yellow and grey dress the mom wears while wearing her 'votes for women' banner, I've love it.

It's chic, peaceful and soft, understated, but has a strong presence too. Love it.

nuvonova said...

I love the initial idea, I keep meaning to do it!

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