Colour Theory – Yellow

Springtime can mean only one colour in my opinion, as Winter starts to warm and everything starts to Spring back into life, we’re all waiting with sweet anticipation for the sunny yellow petals of the daffodil, the promise of sunnier, warmer days. And in light of the current COVID-19 crisis never has a colour held so much weight.

The colour yellow is the most uplifting colour, spreading happiness, cheer and fun. You cannot see the colour yellow without feeling your soul warm and lift with happiness. It’s an optimistic colour, positive and full of hope. In interiors, a yellow room will be one of warmth and happiness, it can also be stimulating, a creative colour.

So why don’t we see more yellow interiors? For me, my clients either love it or hate it and since yellow is the most visible of all the colours and can often be bright and intense, leading to visual fatigue for some, it’s no wonder it can evoke such strong feelings with little to no middle ground.

But, with the right tone and use, you may find that you’re converted. A whole wall/room may be overwhelming for you, so use yellow as an accent colour. Cushions, a throw and some flowers. Owed to it being the most visible colour, small amounts of the colour can quickly grab attention.

So if you’re looking to lift your spirits in your home, want to create a space that conveys warmth and happiness, boost positivity, then perhaps take another look at yellow. Here’s a little inspiration for you.

Living Room


Image Credits: Neptune / Fox Flowers / Farrow and Ball / Pinterest

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