Yellow isn’t necessarily on my top list of colors I covet, yet it does bring fond memories of my great grandmother’s home. A yellow home, a yellow front door, and a yellow kitchen. Believe me when I tell you, it was actually quite chic, despite how it may sound. The walls in the home in which I grew up were yellow, the classic kind of hue that goes with antiques, oriental rugs, and traditional art.
Recently, unless you are the Drybar, yellow has become a less popular choice. It can sometimes evoke a 90’s era of interiors that feels stale instead of current. I’ve decided I like yellow the most when it is used in accents or in superb traditional rooms. It is in a class all of its own when it is “butter” color, yet it is a vibrant and playful addition when it is more of a “zesty lemon.” Whatever you do, don’t show me “mustard” or “tuscan yellow.” Only the Italians can pull off tuscan yellow (see here).
If you look below, you will find several fabulous images of yellow that will have you feeling anything but mellow today.
A sophisticated and traditional yellow room that looks fabulous with this mix of antiques. Via Veranda
A smart and timeless use of yellow and red (hoot, hoot, to all you Chi Omegas out there!). Via Veranda
Tori Mellott’s wallpapered hallways in a golden yellow. Via Domino
Nick Olsen has fabulously yellow molded walls with splashes of color and punches of purple.
I can’t get enough of these chairs in yellow. They take the room to another level. An unexpected element that still fits the overall atmosphere. Via Elle Decor
A yellow kitchen (similar to the yellow of my great grandmother’s kitchen). I love this creamy shade. Via AD
A fantastic yellow living area with a more current mood. I love the chocolate velvet against the yellow. What a fun and eclectic space. Via Elle Decor
Yellow walls and curtains incorporated with topiary and blue and white. An ideal placement of yellow. Via AD