Colour Schemes: Sunshine Yellows
A sure fire way to brighten up any room has got to be a little bit of sunshine yellow. A shade people often shy away from but done right it can look really stunning.
For a bold look we love the vibrancy of the yellow in this Mitt Zoo fabric (1), an ornate safari pattern that would work wonderfully as curtains or a bedspread, match with neutral greys such as Vilma (2) and creams to let the fabulous combination of colour and pattern do the talking.
This image from Mairo of their Mademoiselle (3) fabric in yellow, shows how to make yellow work for you. Combine a lemony shade such as this one with white walls and warm it all up with a wooden floor. To accessorise use whites again, and the odd leafy splash of green, such as this fouta (1), for a really fresh feel. This scheme would work great in a kitchen or breakfast area to brighten up on those moody Monday mornings.
If you're not brave enough for either of those try introducing hints of yellow. This could be through light fittings like this Dynamo lamp (2), or a great fabric such as the Ogras (6) in yellow, a delicate print with a mix of lemon and mustard to add a touch of brightness. Be liberal with patterns and combine with smaller prints such as the Nat (4&5) in natural or mustard, or Waves in grey. Even clashing with other home accessories like this Samba (3) blanket from Klippan.
Another delicate fabric to use to introduce some yellow is this Blomma (8) from Spira. A geometric floral pattern with a typically Scandinavian feel, that would look fabulous as curtains or cushions, and is soft enough to add in more yellow accessories or splashes of another colour.
4. Ceramic White Bird - £7.50
5. 'In The Stream' Saucer - £14.50
6. Yellow Fruit Porcelain Mug - £11.25