Friday, February 11, 2011

color consults: sunshine

our front yard, 4 feet of snow coated with ice thick enough to support the weight of an adult. really.

My front yard (today) is exactly why yellow makes me happy.

In the grips of New England winters and far too early sunsets, yellow gives a room cheerful attitude and reminds me that Spring will come. Really.

design and photo by Linda Pakravan
These wallpapers act like interior sunshine. Perfect for overcast New England winters.

design by Anne Paige, photo by Gordon Beall via Traditional Home
 Or there's always paint.
Sherwin-Williams "Lemon Twist", SW6909

 Maybe you like yellow in small doses like Vicente Wolf and Laura Casey?

Vicente Wolf
Laura Casey Interiors via Maria Killam's great blog Colour Me Happy

If you want the small dose look, and it is fabulous with mostly white and touches of black or gray, then I'd suggest these as a starter:

 Vellum's  Astor Canisters
What's your take on yellow?

Thanks for reading,
Linda Pakravan

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  1. I'm usually not drawn to yellow as much as other colors but it definitely makes me long for warmer weather. And after seeing these beautiful rooms, I may have to reconsider my original thought.

  2. Well, there are clean yellows, dirty yellows, sour yellows and creamy ones. I personally like a hint of orange in my yellows. Mom's latest idea is suggesting that I paint my bedroom "a pale yellow"... I am going more for a whipped apricot smoothie kind of color.

  3. Yellow has always been one of my favorites. I'm wearing a yellow boiled-wool sweater right now!

  4. I love yellow. I have thought about painting my breakfast chairs like the Vicente Wolf photo. I see that you will be in NYC for Blogfest. I look forward to meeting you.

  5. Amy,send us a before and after of your breakfast chairs!

  6. Love this post, and those clearly oak chairs painted yellow, that is my new advice starting today!! Thanks for the inspiration, and the mention!!


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