Being the lightest hue in the spectrum, yellow is perceived to be optimistic and cheerful. However, it can be tiring and overwhelming. How we experience the color yellow has much to do with our preferences and culture.
Color is an essential part of the way we perceive the world. How one responds to colors used in interior design, art or architecture has made the subject of numerous studies. In the 17th century, Sir Isaac Newton created the first color wheel. The color wheel was used by Johann Wolfgang Goethe in his “Theory of color”. The thesis, published in 1810, explored the nature and psychology of color.
In Goethe’s opinion, yellow “in its highest purity, always carries with it the nature of brightness, and has a serene, gay, softly exciting character… in its utmost power is serene and noble.” Another positive opinion about yellow comes from Wassily Kandinsky. He was a Russian painter and theorist, who brought pure abstraction into modern art. According to him, “A picture painted in yellow always radiates spiritual warmth.”
Your home is also a canvas, a 3D one. Have you ever considered “painting” it with yellow accents? We found 11 décor examples that prove how stylish and exciting yellow can be. Let’s check them out.
The key to decorating with yellow accents is moderation. Don’t go crazy with the color as too much yellow can create visual discomfort. Find a balance. Don’t use yellow in a single corner or on a single object. You should have a focus point and create flow, so that the eye will follow and explore the entire room.
Introduce yellow and let allow your home to radiate “spiritual warmth”. Let us know, would you consider decorating with yellow accents?