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The Color Yellow: Fun Decor Options for Spring

Yellow is having a design moment! While often considered sunny and warm rather than cutting-edge, the color yellow can be overlooked in favor of trendier hues. Yet this spring, yellow is anything but expected. An array of fresh patterns and color pairings have given this welcoming color a new twist. Read on for fun finds and helpful styling tips. Perhaps you’ll be tempted to welcome yellow home this spring. [photo from H&M Home]

Yellow spring decor from HM Home The Color Yellow: Fun Decor Options for Spring
Yellow spring decor from H&M Home

New Decor in Shades of Yellow

Let’s take a look at some of today’s top yellow products, from pillows to dinnerware. White and yellow patterned textiles are BIG this season, and this Silk Stacked Geo Pillow Cover in Horseradish from West Elm makes a crisp geo statement. Retro-modern style is alive and well:

Yellow geo pillow cover from West Elm
Yellow geo pillow cover from West Elm

Below we see an array of Patterned Cushion Covers from H&M Home. As illustrated by this beautifully styled photo, the brand is reveling in yellow this season:

Patterned cushion covers from H&M Home
Patterned cushion covers from H&M Home

Yellow meets cream and black in the Arrow Stripe Dhurrie Rug from West Elm, the result of a collaboration with The Mayan Store. Woven by Guatemalan artisans, the rug is a wool-cotton blend, and the color combination makes a bold statement:

Striped dhurrie rug from West Elm
Striped dhurrie rug from West Elm

When yellow meets other vivid tones such as rich blue and bright orange, the effect is pure vibrancy. Wake up your table with this Watercolor Porcelain Set from Zara Home. It’s both stylish and affordable!

Watercolor porcelain dinnerware from Zara Home
Watercolor porcelain dinnerware from Zara Home

Tips for Showcasing Yellow Decor

Let’s talk about decorating with yellow… If we look to product photography as our guide, we can see some definite trends emerging. For one thing, pairing yellow with cool tones such as gray and aqua can create some eye-catching vignettes. Enhance the warm-cool mix with brass details, and the balance is picture-perfect.

Pair yellow with cool tones
Pair yellow with cool tones

In fact, the combination of turquoise and yellow can’t be beat! These Upcycled Oxidized Copper Planters from A Beautiful Mess are styled with gold-edged greenery, as well as books in shades of bright yellow. Is anything more divine?!

Yellow and aqua vignette from A Beautiful Mess
Yellow and aqua vignette from A Beautiful Mess

Of course, yellow and white is the ultimate in crisp style. Throw in some warm wooden tones for an edgy look. There’s something about the warmth of the wood and the warmth of the yellow that makes this combo a natural fit. [photo from H&M Home]

Pairing yellow with crisp white and warm wooden tones
Pairing yellow with crisp white and warm wooden tones

On that note, yellow and tan are a marriage made in heaven when it comes to the Ixtapa Lounge Chair from CB2. PVC cord is fabulously modern on its black powdercoated steel tube frame:

Yellow and tan lounge chairs from CB2

Another fun styling idea: grouping yellow with jewel tones such as fuchsia, aquamarine and emerald. Below we see the Eclipse Yellow Umbrella Shade from CB2. The yellow of the umbrella is beautifully offset by the rosy florals and the colorful dining chairs, all set against a backdrop of white:

Refreshing yellow and jewel-toned palette from CB2
Refreshing yellow and jewel-toned palette from CB2

Will you be adding yellow to your interior palette this spring?…

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