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Flower Yellows


Summer gives us long days and gardens brimming with fresh faced blooms.  Sara Tuttle, a Virginia-based designer shared “If you can find the right shade,” she says, “you’ll be amazed how young, fresh, and modern it can be.”

A few tips from Sara Tuttle:

  1.  Pick the right base.  “Stay away from white-based yellows – they can turn out chalky and cold.”
  2. Use a bright yellow in low-light or north-facing rooms.  “Not all colors can warm up a room that doesn’t get a ton of natural light like yellows can.”
  3. “Don’t be afraid to layer in other yellows throughout the room even if you have yellow walls.”  Look to nature, where a mix of shades creates pleasing landscapes.

Nature is inspiration and a neutral for finding inspiration for layering in any color.

Spring Blooms

Green is nature’s neutral

As Sara mentioned, layering in yellows into a room even if the room is yellow creates a sunny disposition.  A yellow pouf ottoman, on a table top, yellow printed placemats or a runner, topping a book shelf or a coffee table with a cluster of yellow vases helps to layer in various shades of yellow.

“Yellow is beautiful because it’s seasonless.  It sets the tone for a warm, cozy room.”

–Sara Tuttle

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