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Add some sunshine with yellow

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A statement chair is a wonderful spot for a pop of color and energy.
A statement chair is a wonderful spot for a pop of color and energy. (Provided photo) Photo Gallery

I find that few things can cause controversy in our social media pictures quite like using strong colors, which is understandable. Colors are intrinsically linked to our feelings, emotions and memories, so it is natural to be passionate about them.

With springtime about to bloom, I am inspired to start incorporating daring colors that have been dormant throughout the last few months. While blue and green are colors I shall forever adore and use to adorn my spaces, my eyes have been wandering over to the warmer side of things, with visions of sunny days and warm breezes bringing yellow to the forefront of my mind.

Warm colors like yellow are a fantastic way to turn up the heat and add — you guessed it — warmth to your home. You can mix and match classic yellows into your home decor in many ways without overpowering your existing aesthetic. Yellow can be neutral, pastel or fully saturated depending on your tastes, which allows for it to be incorporated into many different looks. This cheerful and uplifting color pairs well with whites, pinks, browns, grays, blues, greens and reds (whew! I need to take a breath!) and gives any room a stunning glow.

Yellow can be a loud statement or a soft whisper. One place that is perfect for a splash of sunshine is in your upholstery. A statement chair is a wonderful spot for a pop of color and energy. While it might seem a big risk to go big and bright, a bright chair can always be tempered with a throw blanket, pillow or tray, so incorporate it throughout the seasons and your changing tastes. Of course, this works the other way around, too — have a neutral chair but want to spice it up? Add your pop of yellow with a throw pillow or blanket.

Of course, easing into yellow is always an option as well. Many patterned fabrics feature subtle hints of yellow that can be brought out into a space. It might not be the main hue in your textile, but it can still be a powerful addition to your space when enhanced with throw pillows, vases and even artwork.

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