As the dog days of summer are approaching, our tendency is to be surrounded by cool colors. Blues, greens, and whites evoke water and air, the elements that cool us. But even in the middle of a heat wave, yellow is cheerful. It lifts our spirits and brightens our day.
A room with yellow walls project these feelings day and night all year long, and creates a backdrop for both formal and casual living. Accents of gold or black work well in a yellow room, as do toile and botanical printed fabrics.
Sun streaming through a kitchen window is the quintessential welcome to morning. The day can feel fresh and new regardless of the time of day in a yellow kitchen right down to the last detail.
Cottage charm is nothing short of chic when the walls are yellow. Casual and comfortable, a family room could easily host the fun of family game night or the solace of an afternoon nap.