Someone once told me, that if you look at the colour yellow for more than 10 seconds it makes you smile. Why not try it with this square below… worked for me! How about you?
In the natural world, yellow is the colour of sunflowers and daffodils, lemons and bananas, canaries and bees. And let’s not forget it’s the colour of that great big ball in the sky, seeing yellow truly lifts my mood.
A little internet search informed me that yellow symbolises hope, freshness, happiness, clarity, energy, optimism, enlightenment, remembrance, intellect, honour, loyalty, and joy. What’s not to love about all that sunny positivity?
I love to use pops of yellow in my home, Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying I want to paint a whole wall in it (I’m not brave enough for that yet!) But accents of it around my home cheer me up no end. Even the warm glow of lightbulb gives me a little colour hug.
I like to accessorise with candles, cushions, throws and flowers to try a colour out before committing to a piece of larger furniture or adding an accent wall.
Many of the Home Interior accounts I follow over on Instagram love to use yellow in their homes.
Here’s a few who have nailed the art of yellow.
~8 hot buys~ Bring the sunshine into your home
Eva Velvet Wingback Cocktail Chair in ochre, Dunelm £135
Tilted stripe sunshine yellow lampshade with gold lining LoveFrankie, from £40
Fruit bowl Cadyn Wire Oval Bowl Made.com, £20
Chalk Paint in English Yellow Annie Sloan, from £5.95
Fika yellow Geometric Cushion Cushoo, from £8.99
Mustard Merino Chunky knit blanket Chunkies, prices from £140
Sea Salt & Lemon Candle Next, £7
Anima Jungle Wallpaper in yellow, Paper Moon from £60
I hope I’ve inspired you to try some yellow in your home, or even to dare to try a new colour that you are crushing over.
Until next time, Amy x
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