Earlier this week I snatched a big yellow lamp on sale from Target and placed it on my nightstand. I look at it and it just makes me happy–it must be the yellow, I’ve decided. It’s just a fun color. Try adding pops of yellow to your space and notice its mood-lifting tendencies.
Gorgeous office via Casa Sugar. Really though, take a look. I wouln’t mind having this for my workspace // Way cool Retro Aurora Wall Clock via Pure Home // I thought this Rectangular Frame from CB2 was neat // Stay inspired with this “Make It Happen” Notebook from Barneys New York // Industrial Task Lamp from West Elm. I really can’t get enough of their products // Yellow Tape Dispenser from Poppin. I recently discovered their website and they have the coolest, most colorful office stuff I have ever seen. The tape dispensers are my favorite.
I love this workspace on the left owned by designer Windsor Smith via House Beautiful. The floor to ceiling wainscoting adds great texture and is a cool twist to a traditional look. The metal chairs and pendant light add the perfect touch of industrial simplicity // This dining room on the right is absolutely divine. The yellow stripe dining chairs and chandelier add classic elegance and bring the white room with sky high ceilings to life.
Can’t find the perfect yellow piece? Paint existing furnishing and accessories to get a look you’ll love. Photo via Better Homes and Gardens. Paint choices from the left top to bottom: Sherwin Williams Overjoy SW 6689. A medium sunny yellow similar to the dresser in the photo // Sherwin Williams Afternoon SW 6675. A more beige-y yellow but still full of color // A softer, more mature yellow. Hay Stack by Benjamin Moore // And for the wow! yellow lovers there’s Babouche No. 223 from Farrow and Ball.
Yellow is best in spall spurts such as single accent pieces like a chair or table. Hint hint, I would advise not slathering your walls in such a bright color. It’s beautiful and happy but can be headache-worthy if the shade is too vibrant. E.g. my family was relieved to cover up the long-lived macaroni-colored walls in our living room (except for mom who picked it out, sorry!) to be replaced with a more soothing taupe. Sometimes less is more.
Yellow paint around the window trim via Pinterest.