Sunday, February 28, 2010

Not So Mellow Yellow

Have just returned from 2 days of the walking marathon that is the biannual trade fair. Buyers flock to 3 venues to see hundreds of wholesalers' wares set out in countless aisles. Sorry if I sound exhausted.
One colour that made the whole process bearable was the odd splash of cheery yellow. I am loving yellow as an accent or teamed with deep grey for a more up-to-date look.
The best use of yellow and grey I've seen lately is in the home of J. Crew's Jenna Lyons. She is not a fan of pastels in kids rooms so painted her son's walls a deep grey and the ceiling in yellow and white stripes.
The kitchen shot shows how you can update a room with coloured accessories.


  1. I love to get out my yellow accents after I put away the Christmas decorations. It feels so clean and fresh again.

  2. I love those dark combinations with yellow, it is dramatic without overpowering.
    I am considering yellow in my living room, I have red leather sofas, so it could be great - I hope!

  3. Wow! I never thought of using yellow as a design colour in a home, but now you've made me re-think it completely.

    Thanks for sharing!

    p.s. lovely blog!

  4. The yellow wall set off by the yellow wellies is quite striking. I do love the staircase in the bottom picture too!

  5. Hi Cathrine, those trade shows, no matter where in the world, can be brutal, and it takes a few days to process it all!!

    I little while back, I did a blog entry on yellow, perhaps you would want to check it out?

    I love the third image, great styling to pick up on the yellow in the flowers...your work, perhaps?

    Hope your week gets off to a great start!!
    Northern Light

  6. I wish I could take credit for that styling, but not in this instance!

  7. wow. loving the yellow accents. just beautiful!!!!!

  8. I love the yellow, i want to transform the red in my house to yellow now!