- Posted on 30th July 2012 by Nicola Holden
With summer finally having reached the UK, what more to inspire us than the colour of sunshine! I came across this image the other day, and I just love it. It is sultry and exotic, and speaks of warm weather and an easy-going lifestyle.
I never thought that I was a yellow person, but recently I have been drawn to this colour for interiors schemes. Not bright cadmium yellows, buttery yellows or clear, cool yellows, but more the earthy yellows – mustardy ochres, sludgy orange-yellow-green-browns, or an Indian yellow – bright, clear and warm but not cloying. Yellow is always a warm, sunny, happy colour, used to raise spirits and boost energy. However, it is also an emotional colour, and shouldn’t be used where peace and quiet are essential.
The book is ‘Choosing Colours’ by Kevin McCloud
Here are some interiors that have caught my eye recently, having incorporated yellow into their schemes:
What colours are catching your attention this summer?
“There are painters who transform the sun into a yellow spot, but there are others who, thanks to their art and intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.”
“How wonderful yellow is. It stands for the sun.”
Vincent Van Gogh
“It is the colour closest to light. In its utmost purity it always implies the nature of brightness and has a cheerful, serene, gently stimulating character. Hence, experience teaches us that yellow makes a thoroughly warm and comforting impression.”
Johann Wolfgang Goethe
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