Designing With Yellow - Inspiring Uses For This Sunny Color

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It's easy to add some character to a room by adding a pop of yellow. Whether a room is full of bright colors, or just white adding some yellow can instantly make the room warm and cheerful. Here are some ways to incorporate yellow in your home, no matter the style.
The big windows in this kitchen and white decor make the room light and airy and by adding the bright couch, the room becomes more inviting. It also helps if you keep some matching fruit laying around.


(Photos top left: Yellow Tufted Sofa Simply Grove by atexski on Flickr, top right: IKEA Stockholm Collection, 2013, bottom left: Chairs, Yngve Ekström, bottom right: Aico Lind)

Top Left: Practically everything in this picture has at least some yellow. They're all slightly different though, but it's those differences that make it work. Find yellows that are different, but still compliment each other without being overwhelming.

Top Right: This shelf is great. The design is simple, but it's the bright yellow that will really make it stand out in any room.

Bottom Left: Just because you already have color in your room, doesn't mean you can't add an additional pop of yellow! Blue and yellow are known to work well together, but using brighter tones like these keeps it exciting.

Bottom Right: This room has a lot of different styles going on and I think it's the yellow couch that helps tie them all together in a modern way.


(Photos top left: London Apartment W9, Rose Uniacke Interiors, top right: Sköna Hem, bottom left: Vtwonen, bottom right: House & Garden)

Top Left: This room is elegant and fairly simple, but it's the large bright curtain that makes this room special to me. And the way the sun shines through the yellow curtains gives the room a gorgeous glow.

Top Right: I love this use of a super bright yellow in an otherwise dark kitchen.

Bottom Left: This room is so fun and the yellow and pink together just feels like Spring!

Bottom Right: Here's another example of mixing pink and yellow, this one even more simple than the last but in a way more extravagant. I love the youthful, soft feel.


Do you prefer mixing yellow with other colors or keeping it more neutral?

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Brittany Watson Jepsen is an American designer and crafter who just returned to America after 2 1/2 years in wonderful Copenhagen, Denmark. Her motto is "a creative mess is better than tidy idleness" and she lives each day accordingly. During graduate school for interior design she spent one summer working for designers Jonathan Adler and Celerie Kemble and another summer studying textile design at the Danish Design School. She created her blog, The House That Lars Built, as a way to keep her designing and crafting. She currently runs her blog and her etsy shop, where she sells her home accessories and paper flowers.