Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Color Crush: Yellow

yellow oscar
{A Stunning Yellow Oscar de la Renta gown as seen in Russian ELLE}
Yellow rarely tops my list of favorite colors, but I’ve noticed that I have been gravitating to it more and more lately. Slowly, but surely, more and more yellow pieces have been finding their way into my closet. It’s a universally flattering shade when it comes to clothing—try it, you might be surprised; and it acts as a great neutral when it comes to interiors. I think most of us, myself included, have typically thought of it as more of an accent color, but it pairs so beautifully with so many other colors. In the past, I’ve looked at yellow as a risky color because it seems like it could go one of two ways—completely awful or downright amazing.

I am dying to try a little yellow action in a design project, but in the meantime, I’ll keep coming back to these gorgeous images for inspiration. Chris Martin has written a song about this color and Sasha Adler has proclaimed “yellow goes with almost anything in my world”. Beautiful though possibly polarizing, I am currently obsessed with rich, saturated shades of yellow. Are you a fan of yellow? Ask yourself again at the end of this post. You may just change your mind.
yellow nate berkus {I am in love with this yellow velvet upholstered ottoman in a living space designed by Nate Berkus and featured in ELLE DECOR. It’s tufted and skirted and the scale is just perfection. Love, love, love it!}
yellow jenna lyons {I think everyone probably remembers Jenna Lyons’ home from when it was featured in Domino years ago. Who could forget her statement-making yellow sofa? It’s such an unexpected twist on the most classic of shapes.}
yellow mwm {This vignette designed by Melissa Warner Rothblum and featured in the last issue of High Gloss back in June of 2011 has made the rounds on the blogs and Pinterest for years now and with good reason. The little yellow x-bench has a powerful impact.}
{The same issue of High Gloss also featured this beautiful yellow velvet sofa in Kristen Buckingham’s chic showroom on L.A.’s La Cienega Boulevard. Notice the gray and white striped lining peeking through the skirt. Design is all about the details!}
yellow sasha adler {How major was Sasha Adler’s former bedroom? It is just perfection from the bedding to the lighting and bedside tables, but the yellow, tufted velvet headboard encased in an antiqued mirrored frame steals the show. I hope it went to a good home when she sold it in a Tastemaker Tag Sale on One Kings Lane recently!}
yellow palmer weiss {Yellow pairs beautifully with jewel tones and bold patterns, as seen in this space by Palmer Weiss.}
yellow tob {But it also looks lovely when paired with more muted hues and pastels as demonstrated in this room by Thomas O’Brien.}
yellow benjamin dhong
{Yellow is fantastic when you just need a pop of color to brighten things up, like in this gorgeous kitchen by Benjamin Dhong.}
yellow nate berkus2
{If you’re willing to take a risk, you can do all-over yellow as Nate Berkus did in this stylish Chicago dining room, turning to Clarence House’s iconic “Vase” wallpaper and chic yellow dining chairs.}
yellow scalamandre [This room features another iconic wallpaper, Scalamandre’s “Zebra” in a yellow colorway.}
yellow elie saab [On the fashion front, I love crisp and bright shades of yellow, such as these gorgeous gowns by Elie Saab.}
yellow vamp {This type of gown is not easy to pull of, but is is SO chic.}
yellow op4 {Olivia Palermo in Yards and Yards of Silk Taffeta}
yellow op3
{Olivia Again, this time in Yellow Silk Chiffon with Citrine Silk Satin Heels}
{Model Lily Donaldson in Lanvin}

{Hanneli Mustaparta in Calvin Klein}

yellow reese
{Do you guys remember Reese Witherspoon’s lovely Nina Ricci dress from the 2007 Golden Globes? She had just gotten divorced and looked better than ever. This was the look that inspired me to get bangs!}
yellow michelle williams  {And who could possibly forget Michelle Williams’ iconic red carpet moment in this ethereal yellow Vera Wang gown at the 2006 Academy Awards? So lovely!}


Lyn said...

Lately, I'm also more and more in to yellow! It can change and brighten up a whole outfit! xx

Karen Albert said...

Oooh Paloma I can see why I am loving yellow lately! Great post!

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Yolonda J. Washington // DesignRoundup said...

Love to use yellow. It's such a happy color! Great roundup of images!

Squeak said...

I love yellow, but in its subtler incarnations. My favourite yellow right now is a colour I call "Dijon mustard cream sauce"!

Mile Rubio said...

I like yellow is vibrant and good energy

Anonymous said...

Yellow is such a happy go lucky color :]

Rachel Moran said...

Love the use of yellow in those photos! Really brightens up the room and adds some vibrancy.

amazinggraceparis said...

Who would have thought yellow could be so chic ! The yellow touches such as sofas and chairs illustrated above are really inspiring.

anne Sophie Hervé said...

The touches of yellow illustrated above especially the sofas and cushions are unbelievably chic!