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,