There is a reason the classic happy-face design is bright yellow; it's the cheeriest color in the spectrum. It's the color of sunshine, buttercups, lemons and dandelions.
In decorating, bright yellow is often relegated... more »
Few things call out a greeting to visitors and passersby quite like a vibrant yellow front door. An association with happiness, high energy and warmth can make yellow a great choice for the entry to your home. If you live in a cool climate with many cloudy,... more »
Are you a sunny optimist? Or do you just wish you could channel that vibe? Associated with happiness, exuberance and positivity, yellow is an excellent color choice for the kitchen. Since yellow reflects a large amount of visible light compared with other... more »
Yellow is a color of many meanings. It is the warmth of the sun and the renewal we see in the first flowers of spring. When paired with black it warns us of danger, and when we see a yellow bow, it encourages us to hope. When used in our homes, yellow... more »
From pale, soft buttery yellows to bold, zingy citrus hues, yellow is a happy color that can bring energy and warmth into a space. It's an especially smart color choice for those who live in cold climates or where sunshine is in short supply — you can... more »
Beautiful weather and Pacific Coast views enticed Robert and Phyllis Frank to choose Cayucos, California, as the location for their new home. But then the house became something to admire on its own, thanks to its detailed design, heartfelt commissioned... more »
Having survived several remodels over 100-plus years, this farmhouse had little of the original kitchen left. The new owners tore through the mishmash of styles and gave the kitchen a fresh start. Architect Robert Ross used vibrant colors and natural... more »
Sunny yellow can conjure up happy, warm feelings, but it can also represent cowardliness, betrayal, jealousy and duplicity. No matter what the implication, yellow grabs attention and catches the eye. In poorly lit hallways, yellow shows the way. In bedrooms... more »
If your home is overdue for a makeover, consider injecting color as a way to freshen things up. Paint and colorful accessories are a quick and affordable way to spice up your home, and with the new year comes a new palette of exciting hues. That's not... more »
Thinking of making your home's exterior color evoke summertime and sunshine? Then consider yellow. Ranging from soft and earth toned to more electric and brash, yellow serves a home's exterior well. Whether they're set off by winter's snow and gray... more »
This Manhattan pad welcomes you with bright yellow walls and plenty of natural light streaming in from unadorned windows. But the compact space didn't always have such a cheerful disposition. In the home's previous life, guests walked into a studio filled... more »
Consider cranking up the heat in your living or family room by painting your walls in spicy shades of red, yellow or orange. Keep in mind that pure, high-intensity versions of these hues can feel overwhelming — especially in a small space that gets... more »
Yellow ocher ranges from golden to light brownish and is one of the oldest tints used by humans. It's what you see on the plaster walls of Tuscany. It's a wheat field at sunset. It's the glow of golden oak floors.
Ocher is warm and earthy (originally... more »
There was a time when mustard yellow was one of those colors that conjured up Brady Bunch nightmares, similar to burnt orange and avocado green. Happily, we've come to our senses since then, and mustard has gone from dated to dashing. Yellow... more »