COLOUR FOCUS: YELLOW

Summer is here!!! That’s cause for celebration, isn’t it? To get us in the mood and feeling as perky as the field of sunflowers, we're championing the ultimate happy colour - YELLOW!


What does yellow mean?

Yellow is the colour of sunshine and is commonly associated with joy, happiness, intellect, and energy, which makes it a bold choice for kitchens, dining rooms and hallways. It can be extremely welcoming, which is why it also makes a great choice for any space you share with other people. 

Yellow is a naturally confident colour and people who choose to wear yellow are generally seen as self-assured and youthful - perhaps why the queen chooses to wear it so often, eh?

And finally, who can resist feeling joy at a huge field of yellow sunflowers...


How can you incorporate yellow?

Yellow can easily go a little wrong so it’s important that you test all the hues in your home before committing to a set colour. Zoe says, “I've discovered a new love for yellow, the stronger the better and am increasingly drawn to the more egg yolk and earthy ochre shades. Last year we saw yellow being introduced as a partner for millennial pink but we're already moving away from that and I can see myself using it with rusty reds and bright cardinal pinks". Adding a touch of grey stone cement colour will help to ground this scheme and keep it looking elegant and timeless, especially if you're decorating an older property with narrow rooms and a lack of natural light.


Not got time to paint? Well, in that case, it’s time to try your hand at incorporating some of those pops of yellow instead. Here’s five bright and bold yellow accessories to add to your wishlist.

 

 

 

Dentures Cushion | from £65 | ToiletPaper x Seletti

Yellow is great way to update a room and bring a touch of colour popping energy to a small spaces such as bedrooms . This vibrant cushion will definitely set tongues wagging and give your pad some swag. The strong design radiates strength and positivity after a tough day. 

 

 

 

Amber Glass Blash Shelf | from £80 | Pulpo 

This amber yellow glass shelf is something really different. The light just streams through it making it work three times as hard as any other display shelf. Just imagine how good this would look against a caramel brown or pink wall? Designed by London based duo Studio Silo for Pulpo this piece is perfect to add drama and display to some of your favourite ceramics. It's available in two sizes and they look great staggered up a wall.

 

 

 

Sunshine Yellow Tableware | from £8 | Preta

Add a pop of yellow to mealtimes with this dazzling tableware. We're completely feeling the yellow and dark brown combo and not forgetting the beautiful feel and texture. What’s not to love about it? Carefully sourced and made by hand in a small family owned factory in southern Italy, Its got sunshine just bursting out of its soul.  

 

 

 


Large Yellow Strom Jug | £89 | Raawii 

This supremely effortless work from Copenhagen designer Nicholai Wiig-Hansen for Raawii is adding light to our life with its sunshine hues. It even looks great as a standalone piece with no flowers required. Make a statement with this one and keep it in your life forever.

 

 

 

Cabeza Yellow Head Vase | £40 | Kitsch Kitchen

We like our vases sunny side up, and If you’re a fan of yellow interiors with a difference, this beautiful bright yellow face head vase is the perfect addition to your abode. This stunning bold vase is a real crowd pleaser and perfect company for all your summer flowers.  Let the sunshine in.

 

For further colourful interior inspiration, follow us on Instagram @w.a.greenlondon and Pinterest or call us on 020 7729 8599 for a good old fashioned chin-wag about what could work for you.

July 03, 2020 — The Green Team