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!
As we all know, light color palettes have a reputation for expanding a space and giving the illusion of a larger area. Typically homeowners opt for soft yellows, pales olives, or neutral tans for a living or bedroom area. Although these color choices have proved to have beautiful outcomes, one color (and yes it’s a color) that most people seem to easily dismiss is white.
Now white isn’t the easiest color to chose from when decorating a space, it in fact can be pretty complex…but when designed properly, the end result can be outstandingly gorgeous.
One important thing to remember is that white has two different undertones. One reflecting warm yellow and red undertones, and one reflecting cool greyish blue tones. According to ElleDecor.com the trick to achieving a perfectly balanced all white design is to incorporate a good mix of both types of undertones.
Don’t be afraid to bare it all. White shouldn’t just be restricted to wall color. Combing different kinds of whites, with various textures, weaves or patterns in fabric or surfaces is visually appealing. The variation also allows for different relections of natural and artificial light, making for great eye movement and enhancement of the modern and warm appeal of the room.
Additionally, all-white design also allows for great statment making pieces such as artwork, furniture, or accessories to serve as major focal points in a space. Whether you hang your favorite Warhol screenprint, or bring in your great grandmothers antique vase, its sure to make a huge impression. Really, the accent possibilities are endless….who doesn’t love that?
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!