Yellow accents in a modern grey room

In Celebration of Le Tour: Six Ways To Use Yellow in Your Home

Le Tour de France is coming to England, and I for one am very excited! Flashes of yellow are appearing in shops, restaurants, cafes and businesses across the Yorkshire countryside and it got me thinking about just how impactful yellow can be. Whether in fabrics, patterns, soft furnishings or flowers there are lots of ways to use yellow at home.

1. Fabulous florals

These tall stemmed blooms were fresh from Covent Garden flower market when they were shot against new Farrow & Ball colour Purbeck Stone. They really are fabulous, commanding so much attention within the room.

Yellow flowers add a splash of colour to a Purbeck Stone room

Yellow flowers add a splash of colour to a Purbeck Stone room

2. Incorporate yellow into your art

Whether it’s by painting the frame, or picking out a hint of yellow in a painting you already have, you can create a real sense of flow in a room by linking a colour used in art with the rug, cushions or furniture in the room.

Stunning hotel-style bedroom with yellow picture frames.  Image courtesy of Better Homes & Gardens.

Stunning hotel-style bedroom with yellow picture frames. Image courtesy of Better Homes & Gardens.

3. Update your bedroom with yellow bed linen

Geometric patterns are everywhere at the moment. Try a yellow geometric bed linen to add on-trend colour to your master bedroom.

Geometric yellow bed linen in a contemporary styled bedroom.  Image courtesy of House & Garden.

Geometric yellow bed linen in a contemporary styled bedroom. Image courtesy of House & Garden.

 

4. Paint a chair

Yellow is an amazing accent colour, particularly against a grey background. Yellow is inherently warming so works especially well against cool, blue-based greys with an urban edge.

Dayroom Yellow Chair in an urban space

Dayroom Yellow Chair in an urban space

5. Yearlong summer with a yellow rug

Striking yellow rugs will add summer colour to your room all year round, and who doesn’t want that!

Zingy yellow rug adds colour to an industrial-styled living room

Zingy yellow rug adds colour to an industrial-styled living room.  Image courtesy of We Heart.

 

6. Burst of Back Door Colour

Your front door is on show 24/7, whereas your back door is just for family and friends. Have a little fun and add a block of colour to your outside space by painting the back door a bright colour!

 

Farrow & Ball Yellowcake yellow door

Yellowcake yellow door



Rebecca Maclean

About

Rebecca’s interest in interior design began as a teenager when she had the ‘bright’ idea of painting her bedroom a striking tangerine shade. Today that passion for colour permeates her working life, and at home she enjoys trying new ideas while decorating her first home. Rebecca loves to travel, seeing the world and discovering new landscapes, sights and flavours.


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