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.
Then, I saw Miz Project Runway herself sporting similarly bright hued shoes with jeans and a casual top.
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.
(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.
The 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.
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.
The possibilities for a quick, cheery, refreshing update are easy and endless!