Designing With Yellow

ProSource | 10/12/2015 | Expert Advice

When doing a full remodel of a room, many people choose to update their decor in the process. Color is the most obvious way to set the mood for a room in your home, and depending on the intensity of the hue, you can completely shift the feel.

But unless you already have a home remodeling idea of what you want, choosing from the plethora of design options available can be a daunting task, especially given the fact that every color comes in innumerable shades.

You can use this to your advantage, though, because variance in color shades gives you loads of flexibility!

Say Yes To Yellow

Yellow is one of those colors that most people automatically associate as being bright, cheery and energetic, but softening the tone of the color can create a very light, soothing environment as well. Head a little deeper into marigold territory and you can create a warm, cozy feel.

The Advantages Of Yellow

A yellow paint color that can create the impression of lots of light even in a room with few or no windows. It’s also a hue which can make a small space look larger.

Yellow lets you bring a little bit of sunshine indoors, even if you live in an area that doesn’t see much sunlight.

Accent Colors To Use With Yellow

Because yellow is such a bright color, it can easily become overpowering in a room. To avoid that, you can always use it as an accent color with something more neutral, such as gray, and add a warm pop of color to give the room more interest.

In kitchens and bathrooms, a yellow backsplash or tile accent can bring a little bit of yellow into the room.

However, if bright colors and high energy are your style, then you’ll like pairing shades of yellow with green or orange. If you like bold contrasts, purple with yellow or blue with yellow can make a bright statement.

You can even make a bold statement with custom yellow cabinets in your kitchen in as bright or subtle a yellow hue as you like.

Going with deeper yellows and into the realm of gold creates a timeless appearance and depending on the other colors and styles chosen, it can also create a feeling of opulence.

Things To Be Aware Of When Designing With Yellow

Because it’s the type of color that picks up so much light, different lighting can drastically change how the color looks throughout the day, so before you choose your color, test it out on your walls and make sure it looks the way you want all day long.

Details are what makes a great home design. Review inspiration and the product catalog to find the look you desire, and add the images to the myProSource Project Center to share with your friends and, of course, your trade professional.

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