When I saw this home in the recent issue of House Beautiful, my first impression was WOW, which was then followed by a huge smile. To learn more about how designer Gary McBournie and Bill Richards arrived at the happy color scheme of saturated blues, oranges and yellows for this 1940s ranch house in Nantucket, be sure to read all about it here.
More on Yellow ~~
Happy and Bright
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May your weekend be happy, sunny and bright.
Happy Yellow…..it is the color of the mind and the intellect. Being the lightest hue of the spectrum, the psychology of yellow is uplifting and illuminating, offering hope, happiness, cheerfulness and fun. It is the best color to create enthusiasm for life and can awaken greater confidence and optimism. Using yellow in home decor is a wonderful opportunity to bring freshness and energy to a space and for fashion, a bright, yellow outfit may help bring a spirit of perkiness or renewed confidence.
With a little understanding about the psychology of the color yellow, let’s see how we can be inspired by this primary color.
These bold, super saturated, luscious silk drapes certainly liven up the space. They caused so much excitement that they drained the energy right out of this little girl. She looks so peaceful all curled up on the yellow striped fauteuil chairs.
Love how happy these chairs look in their bright yellow velvet.
For an earthy palette, mix yellow with brown.
Very pale yellows can work as neutrals alongside darker or richer colors.
Yellow and blue are a high contrast, eye-popping combination.
Use yellow to perk up a subdued cool palette of blues and grays.
Yellow perks up the walls of this kitchen space.
Mustard yellow looks so smart on this chic dress.
With art, yellow makes an uplifting and illuminating statement.
Here I have chosen to use yellow, turquoise blue and gray for a nursery design.
A beautiful yellow tulip wreath against a black door.
And love the yellow floral arrangements that have been used on this table where yellow is the color inspiration.
Nature is always a great inspiration for a color palette.
I THINK THIS SAYS IT ALL!
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT YELLOW?
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