Last week’s look at wood walls on Interior Obsessions with FormFire Glassworks sparked quite a conversation, with people coming down on both sides. Some said they could never handle the look, while others love it. This week we’re looking into the use of the color yellow in interior design. For many years, if you had asked for my least favorite color, yellow would be the one. It certainly isn’t something I can wear, and so I think I’ve shied away from it instinctively.
But yellow can truly be a great addition, especially to a more neutral palette. It adds a bit of joy, a touch of sunshine to an otherwise mellow-toned space. It can be a perfect foil for grey, white, black, and even brown, and is lovely in combination with other colors as well. I have to say I haven’t made it far enough along the spectrum to be comfortable with a yellow wall, door, or even an upholstered sofa, but in bits and pieces, perhaps a chair or two, it can be a lovely little shot of color. With tones ranging from good old goldenrod to bright sunshine to creamy butter, yellow has a clear place in the modern home.