When most people think of yellow, their mind automatically leans towards the bold, vivacious, honey-spring hue that ends up making your eyes hurt if you look at it for too long. But the thing is, there are just as many forms of yellow on the colour wheel as any other hue, and not all of them are headache inducing. Let’s take a look at how you can emulate understated yellows in your home interiors:
1. Cheer on the accent wall
Because of its brightness and cheer, yellow is an accent wall must-have and the application shown in this image is a great example. While most of the ambiance has been designed in dull grays that may have seemed totally boring as a whole, the use of lemon yellow laminates on the feature shelf ends up making all the difference. It’s a bold choice that paid of really well in the long run.
2. Large-scale in activity-based spaces
When you use dull colours in activity based spaces like the kitchen, you’re inadvertently setting yourself up for procrastination. They’re undoubtedly sophisticated, but the colour psychology is totally in reverse to the function of your space. Instead, if you choose a cheerful colour like yellow for the colour schemes of such spaces, you’ll feel more active, alert, and ready to get your hands dirty.
3. As periphery accents
Yellow is an excellent accent colour. Whenever you feel like a certain space is too boring or monotonous, just a small splash of comfortable yellows in the backdrop or the periphery can turn around the whole ambiance. It’s literally sunshine concentrated in a single hue. Just take a look at the in-built shelf in this image – it makes a really great backdrop for the whites and black of the rest of the theme.
4. In spaces where you relax
As previously mentioned, yellow is an activity based colour that makes you feel ready and alert. So, how can you use it in spaces where you want to relax? Simple, just introduce it in the form of small accents that may even go unnoticed in the overall scheme. The patterns of the bedcovers in this image are a great example – understated, but still visible; just not enough to have your mind reeling.
5. Comfort accent
You can use yellow colour as a comfort accent in spaces that are designed in very monotonous colour schemes. It can be introduced in the form of a stuffed toy, a cushion, or even a throw pillow- nothing really big at all.