Thursday, January 27, 2011

Good Morning, Sunshine!

Today we're going to talk about yellow.  It's directly across the color wheel from purple, which makes it it's compliment.  Complimentary colors make each color stand out more, so if you're looking to "pop" a color, choose to pair it with it's compliment!  (Purple and yellow, green and red, blue and orange etc.)  

Yellow is the color of happiness, energy and joy.  It is the brightest color on the color wheel, therefore, drawing your eye immediately to something yellow, even if it's surrounded by all the other colors.  I learned last year in my color class that it may not be the best idea to paint a baby's room yellow, as it may cause them to have too much energy and cry more.  Silly, but it may be true!

So, let's take a look at some rooms with yellow:

Dontcha love the ceiling?? Very non-traditional and surprising, but still feels classic.  Do you notice how it's paired with PURPLE? Love it.

This room just has an undertone of yellow.  It's a creamy, buttery, soft yellow instead of an intense lemon color.  The lighting in this room is also contributing to the color.  I love the elegance the color brings to the space.

This is so fun, in my opinion.  I love the big pop of yellow in the wall art.  I also love that it's patterned.

Yellow accessories add some spunk to this cozy living room.

This master bedroom features a bold red head board wall, with three surrounding yellow walls.  I love the contrast it offers.

Soft, elegant, and soothing, this bathroom is any girls dream. The pastel toned yellow walls and claw foot tub add to the peaceful drama of the bathroom.  I also adore the yellow accents throughout the space. PS. what a beautiful window!! 

Here we have my MadeByGirl print in Candy Lemon hanging in my family room. I love pairing yellow with turquoise!  And a small vase of yellow roses in my blue mason jar complete the vignette.

Or maybe you prefer a small bowl of lemons in your kitchen.  It'd also be a great accessory, because you can make lemonade at any time (:


How do you feel about yellow? Do you have it anywhere in your home? How's it make you feel?

Love and lemonade,

41 comments:

  1. Our master bedroom and bathroom are both yellow. They were painted that way when we moved in & our walls are so tall we just don't have the energy to re-paint! Super lazy, I know :( But I've been trying to "embrace" the yellow lately by pairing it with gray accessories since I love yellow and gray together. My high school colors were purple and yellow so I just couldn't go in that direction!

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  2. I love yellow - I have accents of it in the kitchen - a few bowls and always fresh lemons and in the master bedroom where it contrasts with navy blue and white. Yellow makes me feel happy - like the sun is my life no matter what.

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  3. One of my favorite rooms of all is the first image when it was transformed into a nursery.. it was so amazing!

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  4. Don't currently have any yellow, but those pictures are making me want to find some!! I love the combo of gray, white, and yellow. Guess that's why I love Megan's (Honey We're Home) office space. This was such a "happy" post to start the day off with!!

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  5. I LOVE yellow! In fact, I think I have it (somehow) in EVERY room of my house! ha! And I always gravitate towards yellows when choosing paint colors! It's such a happy & soothing color! :)

    What great inspirations! Hmmm, wonder how I can incorporate some of these in my house?

    ~Lauren
    www.tickledonline.blogspot.com

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  6. I LOVE LOVE yellow...for a house i prefer softer yellow tones..but am totally drawn to the bold yellow accents...

    thanks for this post!

    AND for that little random fact about NOT painting a babies room yellow.

    will never.ever.forget that.

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  7. Yellow is a fabulous girl, I am ding my little mans room in yellow and navy :)

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  8. yellow is one of my favorite colors so i totally love this!! all i have is a yellow pillowcase!!

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  9. I have just started to love yellow. I adore it combined with gray. That wall art picture is awesome! And yellow definately puts you in a good mood!

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  10. Of course with my current obsession with Yellow, I love this post. Love the inspirational photos.

    Another great thing about Yellow... it reminds me of Spring and Summer :)

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  11. Yellow is my favorite color! I love wearing it too!

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  12. You totally have to have at least *some* yellow in your house...mine is in my BR...maybe that is why I'm so weird all the time (c: haha...there's really nothing quite as cute as yellow and turquoise, love it!

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  13. I love little splashes of yellow! These rooms are so gorgeous!

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  14. These pictures are all beautiful, but that bathroom is a.maze.ing! I've never been a yellow person because my grandparents house was all yellow, but I am regretting that decision with all the gorgeous spaces I've seen done in yellow.

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  15. i have a serious obsession with yellow, blue, and white. my master bedroom is exactly that and i have a yellow sideboard holding my tv in my living room!

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  16. love the third image..love the white chandelier, the wall art and the fabulous coffee table!

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  17. I love yellow, especially as an accent color. We did our guest room in grey and yellow and it turned out so cute!

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  19. I like yellow and I want to incorporate it more into my house. I had a preacher once argue with me that yellow makes you angry opposed to red... I completely disagree. Yellow is such a happy and refreshing color! I love the bathroom with the cool window! Have a good day!

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  20. My living room is painted a light shade of yellow---I never would have picked the color, but the girl who had it before me, and I absolutely LOVE it! It's bright and sunny and I think it's perfect! :)

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  21. Surprisingly, I'm loving the yellow in the rooms...even though I'm not a big fan of yellow anything. That first picture is my favorite...what a fabulous ceiling! Plus, the headboard is amazing!! : ) Nice to know about painting a nursery...seems like a lot of people choose yellow!

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  22. Oooo great pictures!!! I love pops of yellow :)

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  23. great photos!! loving that bathroom!! so elegant and dreamy!! i want, i need, i have to have that tub!

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  24. the bathroom is my favorite. i'd love to take a long bath in there. so relaxing and energizing at the same time!

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  25. That yellow ceiling makes me happy! I just bought a bright yellow wallet yesterday. Hoping it will be easier on me when I pull it out of my purse to spend money ;)

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  26. There is just something about that vibrant and citrus Yellow that awakens us all! Adore the tray ceiling!

    xoxo-Tiffany

    delightfully-chic.blogspot.com

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  27. I really LOVE that tip. Pairing it with its' compliment color. I never would have thought of that totally practical idea. Thanks for the new tip :)

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  28. i love love love yellow =) my upcoming wedding (79 days left!) is yellow and pewter =) my bedroom is yellow. i just love it! yellow flowers make me the most happy =)

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  29. i adore yellow in all shades--so warm and happy! these picts are fab! i especially love the one with the trellis ottoman--gorg!

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  30. SO in love with yellow. really my favorite color. I am in awe of the room with the dark book case and trellis coffee table. Yes please!

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  31. I love yellow! Such a fun color. That 3rd picture down has so many amazing things going on!

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  32. I actually kind of like some of these yellow ideas! I am not a fan of painting walls with the bright, lemony yellow. It's a little too much for me. But I do like the more pale yellow color, and I love little pops of yellow.

    I really like your posts about colors and what they do and the different ways to use them. Thanks! :)

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  33. Yellow has been my favorite color for as long as I can remember! We have pops of yellow in our bedroom which I love :)

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  34. Love yellow in theory, but looking around my home, I have pretty much nothing yellow! Maybe I need to try adding some.

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  35. awhhh, plum&mustard..the color of mywedding....love this, of course! im excited to follow your blog and start catching up on your posts!
    -karly
    www.karpluswade.blogspot.comv

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  36. Designs by Belinda
    Let's talk about picture #1. There is so much design going on in there that is very unique. I love way the old is mixed with the contempory. The contempory: definately the yellow ceiling with the black lighting fixture, the style of the art work on both sides of the bed, the clean feeling of the crips white, and the texture of the carpet. The old: I love the bedside table with the hand crank to raise and lower the height, the antique look of the quilt thrown across the bed and how could you not love the rustic look of that headboard with the black light fixtures placed unexpectidly on it. Great design job.
    Belinda

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  37. Oh how I adore yellow! My office is painted in a soft, creamy yellow that I just LOVE. Thanks for the great tips and awesome pictures!!

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  38. These pics are amazing! Love the yellow!

    ~Romantic Savy
    the blog about everything from Love to Weddings

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  39. I LOVE yellow! I especially love wearing it. I was just told today how good it looks against my dark skin! Coincidence? I think not... lol. That bathroom is pretty great... and I also love the idea of pairing it with navy, a couple of people mentioned that. I'm feeling the need to paint something. :-))

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  40. I love the yellow, but that headboard in the first pic is amazing!

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