Yellow has many associations such as sunny days, sunflowers, spring time, happy faces, and so many more. We love color at ASD Interiors and Yellow is our focus today! As a color in a space, it can have positive effects as well. This sunny hue is known for representing creativity, optimism, happiness, and enlightenment.
Below we will help inspire you how to use this cheery color in your own living room!
Yellow creates warmth and can also brighten up a room. Designing a living room with yellow hues can create an inviting and open space. Because a living room is typically a place for gathering with company and friends, this inviting color will surely entice your guests. It can also be paired with great accent colors. One of our favorite color combinations is grey with yellow!
This month Deep Ocean Blue is the color that I am using for inspiration! Just the sound of it makes me want to dive into a room filled with this hue! A splash of this rich color and it will leave your space looking unique, fresh and modern. Why do we love it so much? Well for starters, it complements neutrals as well as bold reds, yellows and greens. How can you use a color like this? Well don’t worry because there are many options…
To begin, I want to share with you a family room that I designed in beauitful Malibu, California! Inspired by the gorgeous view from the windows, deep blue was the color I decided would capture the mood best. I did not want to over induldge this space with blue, so I carefully chose places to add that rich color. As you can see only a section of the ceiling were painted blue, as well as the back of the bookcases below. To bring this color forward, I added two accent chairs and oversized throw pillows on the sofa. I kept the color scheme neutral with pops of red and green to complete this look of this family room!
Without changing the color of the walls, a rug or piece of furniture in this color can change the look of your space instantly! In the photo below, I found a gorgeous master bedroom design in an all neutral palette with this geometric shaped deep blue rug. This rich color complements the neutral color scheme and adds a defining touch to the room.
An accent wall painted in a deep blue hue, like the one below, adds a peaceful sense to the room. The wall color makes the light furniture pop, and gives the entire space a warm tone. A secret about this color is that it does not take over the neutral palette, but instead becomes apart of it. Don’t forget that light is the key to making a room feel bright!
Deep Ocean Blue can come in all sorts of shades, able to become so dark it looks close to black! To add interest to a room, without using the same color over the entire space, shades of the different color will do just the trick. As a tip a room in deep blue is easily dressed with accessories in shades of reds and yellows.
Inspired but not sure where to start? I recommend BEHR’s Deep Royal Blue. Try is as an acent wall or evan as a wainscotting halfway up the wall in a powder bathroom.
This month we are seeing a large use of yellow as an accent color. When put up against neutrals, particularly greys, yellow becomes an exciting and unexpected highlight. Accessories, lighting, and rugs are all great items to expose a splash of yellow.
A fantastic example of yellow as an accent color is in the Canyon Bowl in Mustard Yellow from CB2. This minimal use of such a vibrant color attracts the eye without overwhelming the design. We would highly recommend this item if you are looking for an interesting centerpiece for a coffee or side table.
Canyon Bowl in Mustard from CB2
Another easy way to bring this growing trend to your design is to simply add a new throw to your existing living room arrangement. We would suggest the Cable Throw in Yellow from CB2. It is a fantastic tone of yellow, with a fabulous, comfy texture. This will surely refresh your design without much effort at all.
Cable Throw in Yellow from CB2
This month, change up your design while inviting a new and interesting color to your life. Find the shade of yellow that is perfect for your space, and watch it brighten your room with a new flare. Check out CB2‘s website for great design ideas!