Whether you're looking to be bold or keep it mellow, make yellow your go-to hue. Once the Spring-cleaning is done, a bright touch can easily refresh your space and kick off the Summer months. Since decorating with this color can be tough (and even a bit intimidating), we took to Instagram for examples to help guide and inspire you and your home. Add flowers, or go all out with a coat of paint. Really, there's no excuse not to brighten up your space with this cheery color!
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Yellow has steadily moved onto our radar since we saw it pop up on the Spring 2013 runways — Oscar de la Renta, Michael Kors, and DKNY all showcased cheery yellow hues, which is why we've rounded up some standout accessories to help you jump on the bright Spring color trend.
Yellow has steadily moved onto our radar since we saw it pop up on the Spring 2013 runways — Oscar de la Renta, Michael Kors, and DKNY all showcased cheery yellow hues, which is why we've rounded up some standout accessories to help you jump on the bright Spring color trend. From a sporty backpack to a pair or patent flats, watch on to see our picks now. On Allison McNamara: Forever 21 jacket and top.
Our Spring 2013 color trend breakdown is vibrant proof of the many hues we've been inspired to play around with this season, and today we're honing in on one of the boldest of the pack. Enter one serious shade of bright, shocking yellow. Before you get started on your not-so-mellow yellow journey, first see how designers interpreted the color on the Spring '13 runways. Then, click through to shop our handpicked pieces — including textured minidresses, mod skirts, sleek pumps, and tweed jackets — right this way.
Was Céline making a stand for Big Bird when creative director Phoebe Philo sent her fluffy yellow heels down the runway? Probably not, but we are. Mitt Romney and Barack Obama may be duking it out over national funding for PBS, thus fueling a national controversy over the future of beloved PBS show Sesame Street, but we know we are firmly in support of the show and its stars — namely, Big Bird. What's not to love about Big Bird's yellow feathered look? It's as bright and sunny as the big bird himself. It's been a while since we turned on Sesame Street, and while it's not likely to find a spot in our DVR queue, we're totally ready to add some yellow to our look in support of one of our favorite Muppets.
The 2012 Met Gala brought out some mega stunners from designers like Prada, Givenchy, and Dolce & Gabbana, but two ladies — Solange Knowles and January Jones — outshone in their yellow gowns. Solange opted for a strapless yellow custom-made Rachel Roy creation with a sweet peplum detail, which she paired up with a sparkly Edie Parker clutch, while January chose a futuristic Versace with a bustier bodice. Don't ask us to choose which one we love more because both took our breath away! Inspired by Solange and January's spotlight-worthy yellow gowns, we set out to find equally stunning yellow dresses you'll want to wear all Spring and Summer. Step inside to see and shop your favorite.
For me, yellow is one of those colors that epitomizes Spring. Maybe it's the added daylight that has me reaching for this sunny hue, but I always find myself gravitating toward this color in early Spring. One of my favorite ways to instantly brighten a space is to introduce yellow. Whether it's a countertop staple or a tabletop accessory, you'd be surprised at how uplifting a pop of this cheery shade can be.
This Otero Wire Accent Table ($80, top left) has serious architectural appeal. The wire structure makes it perfectly suited for indoor or outdoor use.
If you covet the look of snazzy espresso makers but need the ability to brew multiple cups, look no further than the De'Longhi kMix 5 Cup Coffee Maker ($165, top center). Offered in eight bold shades, my favorite is of course the yellow!
I don't know about you, but a glossy, egg-shaped vessel in submarine yellow is the type of ultramod home accessory that I find irresistible. The J. Schatz Egg Bird House ($165, top right) fits the bill. Its simplistic design includes a small perch and hole for functional purposes, but the brilliant color and smooth oval shape is what really draws the eye.
If you like the design of the bird house but aren't much of a bird watcher, consider the J. Schatz Egg Planter ($95, next to bird house). This ceramic vessel is the perfect vehicle for displaying potted herbs or blooms in style.
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Paris Fashion Week has showed us amazing street style to cull inspiration from all season long. While perusing through the amazing photos, we noticed an overarching theme of yellow looks. From cool button-up blouses — seen here on the gorgeous Joan Smalls — to wide-leg trousers, we can't wait to incorporate the trend into our Fall ensembles. Contrast is key, so make sure to temper your sunny hues with complementary colors, like black and white. Just click the slideshow to see all of the amazing outfits, and then shop our similar picks.
The color yellow isn't my go-to color for decorating, but there's no denying that a splash of the sprightly hue can bring an instant summery look to your interior or exterior spaces. The Refreshing Lemonade Urn ($198) is bound to be a hit at backyard barbecues on hot Summer days. Hang the J. Schatz Egg Planter ($95) from a tree or on your patio and keep the birds and the bees happy with a pop of color. A handwritten jotted down on the Kate Spade Yellow Floral Note Cards ($20) will put a smile on a distant friend's face. Click the product images to shop the rest of this look!
In the premiere issue of the new Traditional Home/Lonny digital magazine hybrid Trad Home, one of the 20 designers heralded for ushering in a "new trad" design style is one of my personal favorites: Jeff Andrews.
In the premiere issue of the new Traditional Home/Lonny digital magazine hybrid Trad Home, one of the 20 designers heralded for ushering in a "new trad" design style is one of my personal favorites: Jeff Andrews. Trad Home gives us a peek at a cozy living room Andrews designed for a client with a young family. There are plenty of elements to swoon over, like velvet upholstery, a plush shag rug, and a foursome of starburst mirrors, but what I'm truly coveting is the mellow yellow color palette!
A mix of chartreuse textiles, gilded furniture and accessories, and layers of dark greens paired with two shades of green paint come together perfectly to create a dimensional, engaging, and relaxed space. The surest way to replicate this look is to pick up some groovy green paint swatches and then head straight to the fabric shop to have your furniture upholstered. But I thought I'd start you off with a few mellow yellow décor items that tell this color story; click each item above to shop the look!
I spotted this living room in Swedish decorating magazine Hus & Hem, and I adore it. There's nothing too bold about the space; it's just calm, casual, and cozy. I love the balance of the reserved pale yellow sofa with the trendy cowhide rug and Moroccan tea table. The black table and floor lamps are understated as well, and the mix of various striped pillows offers a laid-back attitude. Meanwhile, the original artwork isn't quite gallery-worthy, but the way the frames and initial letters are laid on the picture ledges makes the whole room.
I thought I'd try to re-create this room, in case any of you want to get the look in your home. Shop my finds below!