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Warm colors have something of a revival, so maybe it’s time to decorate “the sunny side”. Unsurprisingly, a golden yellow will be at the forefront of our decorating ideas for 2022. This bright yellow color choice will have us all repainting our homes for summer.
Understanding color is the basis of all interior design decisions. When in doubt, consulting the color wheel — and basic color theory — will ensure your decor scheme flows effectively from room to room.
Is yellow a good color for the house?
Symbolizing energy and optimism, yellow bedroom color ideas are a great color choice for the home. In her book, Recipes for Decorating, Farrow & Ball color consultant Joa Studholme notes that we embrace stronger shades when decorating our home ideas. A lot of research has been done on how colors affect our mood, so it’s no wonder we’re seeing more and more people reaching for yellow paint.
Andy Greenall, Head of Design, Paint & Paper Library agrees: “Yellow is a color that evokes happiness and conveys a sense of positivity. It’s perfect for areas of the home where there’s a lot of activity and socializing, like the kitchen and dining room, where it adds energy and vitality.
Although the popularity of this color trend has been revived lately, the hue itself is nothing new – the color yellow is one of the most revered shades in history.
How to use yellow at home?
Some of our favorite insiders reveal how best to use yellow bedroom ideas.
1. Create a nice surprise
Moving away from classic white, the interior of this pantry from the home of interior designer Sarah Brown almost glows with warmth, and the color makes a perfect backdrop for any packaged goods.
“Yellow is always a good accent color and using a mustard hue works well inside closets or pantries as an uplifting surprise when you open or walk in,” says Sarah Brown, founder of Sarah Brown Interiors, “It’s easier to incorporate this shade into a scheme if you’re slightly put off by the bright yellow paint in your home and it’s especially effective in darker, darker spaces as it creates a feeling heat.
2. Use Yellow To Light Up A Landing
Design studio Frank & Faber ensured that the upstairs landing of boutique hotel Number One Bruton in Somerset is cheerful with a rich yellow, perfect for welcoming guests in the morning.
“Sometimes you need a deeper golden color with more impact because some yellows can be too grey, too flat or just too primary,” advises Edward Bulmer, interior designer and founder of Edward Bulmer Natural Paint.
‘The earthy tobacco shades will work in any room where you want to feel warm and intriguing; it’s a serious, elegant and sophisticated color that creates a fabulous backdrop for artwork and antiques and works in a variety of spaces. I would pair it with creamier off-whites, beiges and warm grays for a softer palette or with a muddy green or deep blue for instant drama.
3. Define a contrast
Interior designer Nicola Harding chose bold and unexpected color combinations, paired with floral prints, for The Rose boutique hotel in Deal, Kent.
“It’s an energizing color that works best in a room you don’t use all the time or as an accent color,” says Nicola Harding, founder of Nicola Harding & Co. “It lifts my spirits every morning !”