We’re feeling all kinds of sunny with the arrival of some summery weather here in the UK! And we’ve been inspired by the cover of our latest issue featuring the home of Arne Wetterholm and the bright yellow chair that so many of you have commented on! We’re thinking it’s time to be bold and bring a little bit of sunshine into our homes too. Yellow can be a tricky colour to pull off, but the images below show you don’t have to go overboard, just the tiniest pop will bring your space to life.
For the not so brave amongst us, simply try out a yellow tablecloth or cushion, it’s a low level of commitment and you can see whether you can live with it or not before doing anything more drastic.
An art print or a light shade is also a small addition you can make to try out the colour in your home – it looks great mixed with monochrome and grey, and of course we love the added little dash of pink here!
Yellow furniture is not for the faint hearted, but wow doesn’t this look amazing?! Keeping the backdrop fairly neutral allows the cabinet to take centre stage.
You can always experiment with paint first on something small like this Ikea step stool. (Oh and then why not snap a pic and enter it into our IKEA competition?!)
You may find yourself becoming a yellow-addict and using the leftover paint elsewhere in your home! window frame perhaps?! If you are going down the painting route, then make sure to find just the right shade of yellow, get lots of testers and see which is right for you. We love Dulux’s Delhi Bazaar, Farrow and Ball’s Babouche or if you need a spray paint, try Rust-Oleum’s Canary Yellow.