PANTONE COLOUR OF THE YEAR | ILLUMINATING YELLOW
With the colour of ripe lemons, golden sand and sunshine, it's no surprise that colour expert Pantone chose a sunny yellow as one of its key colours for 2021. It's such a positive colour it can't help but make you feel uplifted and happy. Yellow makes us think of the sun and, used correctly in interiors, can make your home feel energised and cheery.
The maximalists dream interpretation of this colour has to be in the retro diner at the Standard Hotel in Downtown LA, USA.
Closer to home, yellow works especially well in kitchens and hallways - areas where there's a lot of activity, noise and fun. It's also a great colour for concentration which makes it a great choice for home offices.
Our favourite shade is Mister David from Little Greene. This bright mustard yellow colour works well with emerald green and deep rusty red. It's a great hue for adding in small amounts. Try applying to woodwork for a colour highlight.
An alternative to using it all over is to accessorise of course, and that's where we come in. Flashes of yellow throughout your home create little moments of joy and give you the lift you need to be and feel your best.
This ceramic Signal Lamp by Panter&Tourron for Danish design brand raawii is a real hit of sunshine and light. Inspired by traditional railway signal lanterns these bright freesia yellow ceramic lights are exquisite with their dimmable bulb. Looking good from every angle the light radiates through the back when lit.
Mirrors are the easiest way to create light and energy in your home and made from cool, smooth ceramic, this round yellow mirror wows with extra bounce. Made in Portugal the faience pottery is simply bursting with Vitamin D.
Dynasty Soap Dish
Made from eco friendly jesmonite in candy shop colours these soap stars will having have you singing summer classics in the shower.
Preta Dinner Ware
You can taste the southern sunshine oozing out of this hand made ceramic tableware from its family run factory in Puglia, Italy. Which way is the beach?
We've always enjoyed yellow, and we hope this little lesson in our love for it inspires you to get bold as well.