Yellow is quite a strong color and you barely can imagine it would fit your interiors?
I totally agree! I don’t have any yellow at my place. Nevertheless this color has been having quite a success for years.
This is a vitamin color that brings such a good mood within you family.
Using yellow can be just right in fact.
However I would apply some rules to make sure the yellow is not overwhelming. So, give it a chance.
1 – FIND YOUR COLOR HARMONY AROUND YELLOW
Yellow needs more than any other color the right balance.
I highly recommend bringing some balance with white and grey or black. Respecting this balance allows a place for yellow in your home. It will bring an elegant feel combined with energy.
Even though violet is its complementary color, I do really think it is quite a touchy mix that need some experience. Getting some violet with your yellow in your home could be restricted to darker tones of both colors.
2 – START WITH SOME YELLOW ACCESSORIES
When you are starting with yellow, you might want to start step by step. Adding a pillow, a throw, a rug, a vase or just some wall arts in your decor is probably the right method. You’ll get slowly familiar with yellow without feeling too engaged.
After experiencing yellow around you, you can make a choice to go deeper in the process of yellowing your place.
3 – GET A YELLOW PIECE OF FURNITURE
Installing a yellow piece of furniture might seem a big deal, but as previously said you can start small. I would recommend some accent table or just a night stand. You could go for some accent chair too.
Nevertheless, I have had a real Coup de Coeur for this yellow sofa while helping a client for a home staging.
Emmanuelle had this large sofa in her bedroom. It was way too big for her room. We decided to install the sofa in the large dining room. Larger pieces of furniture into a white or light grey wall & neutral area bring some interest in your decor.
4 – PAINT WALLS IN YELLOW, BALANCE WITH WHITE
Painting your walls in yellow is clearly a more engaging process.
I would first start with balance with white.
Choose the wall that reflects most light and paint it in yellow. You can keep the other walls in white. When direct light is missing like in this small kitchen, include a light system to get the yellow more vibrant.
If your house has beautiful chair railings and moldings keep them in white and paint your wall in yellow. It will look just fine. If not, paint just one wall.