Yellow is not a very popular color choice in the home. I know I’ve only used it a handful of times during my 30+ years of Interior Design. Why is that? Because it’s a high energy color.
Think about your day for a moment. The average person wakes up early in the morning, runs to the kitchen for coffee, wakes the kids up, get showered, throws down some breakfast, worries about what to wear to work, one of the kids just got sick now your plans just changed, the dog just ate the remote and this goes on and on and on.
Did I just describe your day? Do you want to come home after a high stress day and stare at yellow? I believe you just said “heck no!”
This is one main reason the Coastal Color Palette is so popular, because it FEELS good.
I don’t know about you but I’d rather see this color or something close to it. Wouldn’t you? The name alone even helps … stillness … ahh, feel that?
Yellow does have its place in the home. Think about this. What part of your home NEEDS energy and some ‘get up and go?” Maybe in your office where you work on the bills? Nothing is more of a snore than writing out checks. Get some form of yellow, and it doesn’t have to be this bright, in your office to give you a charge to get in and get out. I’ve seen so many offices a horrible shade of gray. Now gray alone is just gross to me and if I were writing bills in a gray office, well honestly, I’d probably throw up. Yes it has that effect on me.
If you’re like most people and are not a fan of yellow, use it in little doses in the kitchen. A yellow tea-pot is super cute. Echo that same yellow into some dishes, towels and curtains and that’s enough energy for that space. It’s easy on the eye and emotions.