Lemon, mustard, honey, gold… yellow in its myriad of happy hues has long been recognised in interior design for its cheerful impact on spaces, helping to lift the ambience with positivity and playfulness.
With the world of interior design echoing that of fashion, it’s clear to see this happy hue is universal. One only has to look to the catwalks to see that everyone from Marc Jacob to Ralph Lauren is parading ‘Spongebob Yellow’. It’s the colour of the spring/summer season. It resonates with blissful summer days, barefoot walks on the sand and frosty lemon gelato cones… not to mention that guy who lives in a pineapple under the sea. Yellow is the essence of sunshine on your cheeks.
Yellow is the happiest colour on the spectrum. It is one of my favourite colours right now.
— Mamta Johl, Early Settler’s homewares expert
“Yellow is the happiest colour on the spectrum,” says Mamta Johl, Early Settler’s homewares expert. “It is one of my favourite colours right now. It is bright and cheerful and adds a refreshing hint of colour to a room. It makes for a great accent and statement.”
Warming up the predominantly neutral and monotone hues in our homes, part of the allure of yellow is that, as it’s so vibrant, it’s easy to elevate the entire ambience of a room with a few well-selected accessories, like cushions, artwork and faux flowers. Golden accents, in addition, work to instantly introduce a level of luxury that enriches spaces and infuses a subtle air of opulence — even in relaxed homes.
Yellow looks fantastic when partnered with grey. They’re a match made in heaven.
When accented over darker and more dramatic pieces of furniture in anchoring shades such as grey, graphite and charcoal, even the palest shades of yellow and pastels can magically elevate the entire space and infuse an element of optimism.
Yellow and navy blue, too, work surprisingly well together. The everlasting sophistication of dark blue gets a contemporary facelift with yellow accent pieces. “It creates a nice visual contrast between a warm colour and a cold one,” explains Mamta.
Add some sunshine yellow and the space becomes modern and vivacious while offering vibrant visual pops of colour that instantly draw the eye.
Fresh, fun and infusing our homes with some much-needed positivity, just check out this season’s gorgeous range of pastel, lemon, mustard, honey and gold homewares and accessories paired with sophisticated greys in-store or online and you’ll be walking on sunshine…
Yellow not your cup of tea? Don’t miss our story on classic blue — the Pantone Colour of the Year 2020; pretty in pink; and gorgeous greens.
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