Lemony Fresh Update

Yellow!  I am beginning to see this happy color pop up in the most adorable places.   A few weeks ago, I noticed Ann Curry’s sunny shoes paired with her conservative navy blue suit.   

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The unexpected POP of cheery color can have an equally as exciting effect when applied to spaces, without much expense or commitment.  I love the juxtaposition of neutrals (especially whites, grays and creams) with the surprising spark! of yellow. 

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(photo courtesy of apartmenttherapy.com)

The commitment and expense of the POP factor is up to you.  Easy and inexpensive ways to add yellow punch to a room include 4-5 lemons in a beautiful glass or crystal bowl, a daffodil in a bud vase, 4×6 pretty yellow wrapping paper or wallpaper sample framed in a standard matted picture frame and placed on a console or hung on the wall. 

yellow11The addition of “look at me” yellow throw pillows , lamp shades, waste baskets (like left, Vip or a knock-off),  or a little delicate table accent, like the sugar serving piece below (www.anthropologie.com), are also affordable ways to update a room.  yellow7

Adding drama with a little more expense or commitment would be really delightful by painting one wall of a neutral room in bright yellow, substituting a dull console in a hallway for a high gloss yellow parsons table or exchanging a boring kitchen appliance, like a mixer (below www.williamssonoma.com) or toaster, for one with a splash of yellow.

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The possibilities for a quick, cheery, refreshing update are easy and endless!

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7 responses to “Lemony Fresh Update

  1. I never thought of doing this: 4×6 pretty yellow wrapping paper or wallpaper sample framed in a standard matted picture frame and placed on a console or hung on the wall.

    You may be on to something, friend.

    • The wrapping paper/wallpaper/fabric scrap in a frame also goes along with the unexpected theme. The concept makes people notice what may usually be glanced past (e.g., an expected frame with a bunch of people). Thanks for the comments!

  2. I love yellow! thanks for the post– maybe i’ll go buy some yellow shoes on this gross day!

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