If your home is feeling a bit drab and you want to inject an instant pop of colour, this new interiors trend will be right up your alley. While it might not seem to appeal to everyone’s tastes, yellow is making a big splash in the decor world. And, if you style it correctly and keep things subtle, it can be a wonderful way to bring joy and warmth into your home. Yellow is the colour of sunshine and happiness, known for its ability to lift the spirits and encourage a sense of optimism. We don’t know if it’s the ever-enduring pandemic, or the cloudy winter mornings, but it seems many people are looking for a bit of marigold merriment right now. Here are a few ways to incorporate this bold shade in your home…
How to incorporate yellow in your home
Pair with grey
A small touch of yellow goes a long way against a background of white and soft grey velvet. This is a safe way to start experimenting with yellow, and it’s easy to swap a lampshade and cushions for another colour to change the look of the room on a minimal budget. It’s also the Pantone Colour of the Year pairing, so you know it’s on trend and in demand.
Don’t forget the garden
Garden furniture isn’t often very colourful despite the fact that it’s only really used in sunny weather. Opt for yellow chairs or a bench (or, even a planter basket, as you’ll see lower down in our roundup) that will tempt you to eat outside at every opportunity.
Make temporary tweaks
If you’re unsure, there’s no need to make a permanent commitment to yellow. Adding cushion covers or a touch of yellow in a string of bunting is a great way to use a fresh colour in your interior design.
Here are some of our favourite yellow design pieces to get the ideas flowing…
1). Leia Chair in Fabric, Mustard
A top quality occasional chair made to last. It has a sprung seat for comfort, and is upholstered with high density foam for lasting quality. A versatile design for use in any setting – lounge, bedroom or office.
R3 495 from Rochester
2). Sonny woven basket – yellow
We love this woven planter basket perfect for a boho-inspired bedroom, living room or patio. It’s 100% cotton and hand wash only.
R399 from Sixth Floor, Superbalist
3). Polycotton Mingle Throw – Sunshine
This polyester and cotton blend throw has a lustrous appearance and a fringe trim. Decorating with throws gives you the freedom to change the colours in a room without spending a lot of money. 200x220cm
R199.99 from Mr Price Home
4). CHELSEY 3 SEATER VELVET BRONZE
Bring classic, understated style into your living space with the Chelsey range. Comfortable and durable with lasting good looks, the Chelsey couches bring an added feel of casual opulence.
R12 499 from @home
5). Venice velvet ottoman – mustard
Add this quirky piece of furniture to your TV room for an instant injection of colour. It’s also super comfortable, and you’ll be supporting a proudly local brand.
R1 499 from Sixth Floor, Superbalist
Have fun experimenting with the colour of the season!