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:
- Pick the right base. “Stay away from white-based yellows – they can turn out chalky and cold.”
- 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.”
- “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.
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.”