Of all the colors that make us think spring–from Easter pastels to bold tulip tones and grassy greens–yellow is perhaps the single shade we associate most with the season. More than any other color, yellow says “bright,” and “lively,” and “vibrant,” and “sun,” all words that are synonymous with spring. Which is why right now, as winter has finally come to a close, we can’t get enough yellow.
One of our favorite ways to use the color in a room is as a contrasting accent tone against a palette of black and white. The effect is buzzy, bright and graphic, and is equally effective in a contemporary space as it is in a traditional one. For proof, we’ve put together a few of our favorite black, white and yellow rooms below. (And if you like the look, be sure to stop by our Joss & Main event curated around the color story beginning March 22 at 11:00 a.m.).
In a room with more traditional bones, muted mustard yellow feels warm and welcoming paired with black, cream and taupe.
Image via Birch and Bird
A sunny bouquet is a subtle, low-commitment way to test out the trend.
Image via Chango and Co.
For those with a bold streak: Try a bright citrus shade on the ceiling, and keep the rest of the room neutral.
Image via Gilles et Boissier
Zesty yellow accents pop against dark walls.
Image via The Everygirl
Mixed-in metallics and a plush, jewel-tone blue rug give the color palette softness.
Image via Soledad Suárez de Lezo
Get the look with a few of our favorite pieces from Joss & Main. To shop these items and more starting March 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., click here.