These happy daffodil hues are a sure mood-booster. "I'm hooked on the joyous, youthful, and adventurous atmosphere yellow affords a room," says Will Taylor, the creative force behind the Bright.Bazaar blog and book Bright Bazaar: Embracing Color for Make-You-Smile Style. Will says yellow is a sociable color that works best with other hues. In a broad color scheme, "a peppering of accents -- a vase, throw, or cushion -- will make a room soar," he says. To pick an allover yellow for walls…
This soft, creamy yellow reminds me of whipped butter and looks superb with every one of this room’s colors. Again, here’s the precept: Only be afraid of using yellow in a room that would look bad with sunshine. In my experience, people coming into a room with yellow walls often don’t even notice the color. What they notice is how inviting the room looks and how it makes them feel inexplicably better.
Retro Kitchen Kitchen designer Mick de Giulio created a homey kitchen with a retro feel in this Chicago house using yellow paint. The color, Benjamin Moore's Stuart Gold, unifies both rooms, but also gives both the kitchen and the dining area a burst of energy. The walnut floor, hand-scraped to give it even more character, changes to a chevron pattern in the adjoining breakfast room.
Mediterranean Kitchen by Lori Smyth DesignSaffron and spice. Deep goldenrod yellow is an upbeat, spirited hue. The spicy tone of deep yellow works well with other spice-inspired hues, so try it with cushions in cinnamon, curry, mustard seed and clove. Walls painted saffron also make a wonderful base color for arrangements of artwork; finish your breakfast nook with framed artwork and objects hung gallery style.