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Color Is Back: Yellow

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Yellow is synonymous with a vibrant cheerfulness.  Happiness captured with color!  A bright yellow may work amazingly well in many spaces but don’t forget the vast ranges of yellow that exist and could make a great addition to your home.  Yellows that are buttery and soft add a calming and pleasant feeling to a room.  Yellow is a versatile and easy color to incorporate into your design vision.  Yellow creates a lovely golden glow and we can all agree that it adds vibrancy to a room.

Here is a little insight from designers via The Boston Globe, “A recent report by Zillow Digs found that homes with white-painted kitchens sell for $1,400 less than homes with yellow ones. If yellow walls seem like too big a leap, Howard suggests using yellow for upholstery and pillows or for kitchen cabinets. In addition to kitchens, Huh said, yellow is catching on for entries and hallways ‘‘because it makes these utilitarian spaces cheerful.’’ In hallways, it adds a sense of sunshine in a space with little natural light.

No shade of yellow is impossible to use, but do choose with care. If you are painting walls yellow, Kitts said, test a shade and view it throughout the day to see how it changes in different types of natural light and with different lamps.  You might have to live with a sample of a bright lemon yellow for a few weeks to make sure it’s something you want long term. Yet going with paler yellows isn’t always a safer bet.”

From drapery, accent pieces, or a whole painted space….come over to the light and bright side and give yellow a try.

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