Decorating with color can be a daunting undertaking. The reason is because there is a fine line between too much and too little. Not enough color—white walls and beige furniture—can feel cold and sterile; overdo it and your room may end up looking like something from the set of Punky Brewster.
I have been obsessed with the color yellow lately. Maybe it’s a carryover from that happy feeling I get in spring when the forsythia are in full bloom, but I find myself drawn to it. Whether I’m clicking through a sneak peek on Design*Sponge or pinning on Pinterest, I love the instant warmth it brings to any room–like concentrated sunshine!
Many people are afraid of decorating with color, particularly strong, bright colors, like yellow. But, I say, have no fear! Injecting a pop of yellow into your décor won’t mean that you’ll be required to put on sunglasses before entering the room. It’s all about what you’re comfortable with and the look you’re going for. Start off small, with a bowl of lemons or a tall vase filled with sunflowers.
The easiest way to try out a new color in a room is with the accessories and artwork. A yellow lamp or pillow is unexpected and fun!
Since yellow can be bold, the natural inclination is to hold back. However, I challenge you not to limit yourself! Even if you’re painting or wallpapering, push your design boundaries and go big!
Regardless of your comfort level, it’s always better to take a risk. Remember, you can always edit later. Your home is an extension of who you are. Look beyond the four white walls and use color to create a space that truly reflects your style and personality. And before you know it, you’ll be choosing pieces because of their vibrant color!