I’ve never had a client request the color black when choosing interior colors.

Yet, I’ve also never designed a space that didn’t contain black in some way.

A little or a lot, black grounds a room. It gives visual weight and any color will pop when in the presence of black.

Black is dramatic and sophisticated. One of the all-time design combinations is black and white. It’s never trendy and never goes out of style. It’s considered classic design.

Take a look at these photos for ways of incorporating black into your interior spaces.

You might surprise yourself. While you may not have considered black when choosing your interior colors, you might just find yourself pushing your color envelop a little.

Black is not a color that needs to be repeated in a room. Just one bold accent, like this ceiling, brings the élan that only black can provide.
Ditto for this black accent wall, although here the color is expertly repeated (with a very easy hand) in the fabrics and the lamp. Use your thumb to cover the black in this room. Verve and style: going, going, gone.
You may use either a touch of black or a ton. Either way, your design will show the impact. Look how the black molding and cabinetry allow the gilt-framed pictures to glow, and the stylin’ tub to scintillate, in this bathroom.
The black accent trim on this home is so restrained as to be almost unnoticeable. But it brings great crispness to the palette and makes you see details that would otherwise have melted away.
Here black is used just for the window trim (and OK, maybe the outlets) in this otherwise all-white bathroom. But it keeps the white from being stark or boring. Without the black, there would be no design.
This designer also opted for black trim on the windows. See how it gives the room a refreshing crispness and definition, making the windows pop and giving cohesiveness to the room.
Tracy and Hepburn, bread and wine, Baskin and Robbins (can you tell it’s dinnertime and I’m hungry?) are classic duos indeed. But black and white simply outclasses them all.
Black and white floors, whether marble, tile or painted wood, have set the standard for haute design for centuries. But notice here how the lime-green wall makes for an entirely modern interpretation.
I am currently on the bandwagon for lime green and black (and not just because they’re the colors for Houzz). This rich combo has profuse possibilities, from spare and modern to country (think black and white checks against a lime-green floral) to Hollywood glam.
The truth is, black not only contains all colors; it goes with all colors. There is simply not a color scheme that doesn’t benefit from its presence.
As in this red dining room …
… or this Dijon-hued bathroom (where black is used only as an accessory — a great approach for people who might be shy about making the color a permanent fixture).
Black shines when paired with a magenta wall …
… or mated with royal-blue upholstery.
Even purple — as illustrated so magnificently by the lowly pansy — is complemented and enhanced by black.
I must not neglect black and brown. While you would never pair brown shoes with a classic tuxedo, in this case the fashion rule does not extend to interior design. Think how nature has dressed the Doberman pinscher, the decidedly upper-crust King Charles Spaniel and the diminutive quail. The masterful way black and brown are mixed in this cabinetry brings both warmth and depth to this kitchen, while giving it an aura of permanence.
Certain shades of off-black are luscious. This yummy grayish chocolatey black is Benjamin Moore’s Black Bean Soup.
Black is really unexpected in this bedroom, with its baby blue boiserie. But it brings subtle warmth and a masculine touch to what would otherwise have been a decidedly feminine environment.

Every once in a while, a design magazine heralds the advent of “the new black.” It’s a term used to describe or give merit to a color trend, as in, “Orange is the new black.” My response to such pronouncements is always to turn a chilly shoulder and harrumph. I love color, but only black accomplishes so much, with so little, so well.

Photos: via HOUZZ
Photo descriptions: BETTY DIETRICH, HOUZZ Contributor

Until next time…

Blessings from my home to yours,

Nancy
Dedicated to helping you live your rooms—not the other way around

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Check out this video from HGTV that was shown on HUFFPOST HOME. It’s a wonderful example of what we’re calling the “New Neutrals.” Think of amping up what are usually considered neutrals without going overboard.

Colors ranging from grays to burnt orange, they’re not the whites, cremes, and beiges that we commonly refer to as neutrals but they are and they can offer more design pizazz. They are also hues that your eye doesn’t tire of easily either.

Take a look at the video and see what you think of the colors used in this bedroom. You may just decide it’s time to consider the “new neutrals” in your home.

If you like the idea of changing your colors and aren’t quite sure what would work best, email me at me@nancymeadowsdesigns.com. Together we’ll figure out the best combinations that you love and would like to live with. I’d love to help you.

Until next time…

Blessings from home to yours,

Nancy

Dedicated to helping you live your rooms—not the other way around

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If you have the wall space, sometimes one large piece of art is more dramatic and can enhance your design impact in a far greater way than several smaller pieces.

One large canvass can also become a focal point all on in its own.

Check out the photos and the explanations that point out how and why the canvasses were chosen. They’ll give you ideas and considerations when choosing your own art.

To begin with a neutral palette, like this creamy sofa and rug ensemble, we can see that the series of swatches across the canvass picks up not only the paler hues, but works through the spectrum to tie in every shade right through to the black accent cushions. Of course, your wall art doesn't have to appear as a spectrum, but look for pieces that work all the way though your color story, from light to dark.
To begin with a neutral palette, like this creamy sofa and rug ensemble, we can see that the series of swatches across the canvass picks up not only the paler hues, but works through the spectrum to tie in every shade right through to the black accent cushions. Of course, your wall art doesn’t have to appear as a spectrum, but look for pieces that work all the way though your color story, from light to dark.
On the other hand, your wall art can introduce color to your room that was never there to begin with, but will become a welcome addition by adding a vibrancy to the overall look. By keeping the artwork more on the abstract side, you do not risk introducing too many new themes along with your new splash of color. The solitary bowl beneath, in a contrasting color, works well here.
On the other hand, your wall art can introduce color to your room that was never there to begin with, but will become a welcome addition by adding a vibrancy to the overall look. By keeping the artwork more on the abstract side, you do not risk introducing too many new themes along with your new splash of color. The solitary bowl beneath, in a contrasting color, works well here.
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Modern art doesn't have to be harsh, this example has a soft, femininity to it.
Modern art doesn’t have to be harsh, this example has a soft, femininity to it.
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We love the hit of vibrancy created by the matching indigo art and scatter cushions in this example, the pop is very unexpected in a stark white room.

We love the hit of vibrancy created by the matching indigo art and scatter cushions in this example, the pop is very unexpected in a stark white room.
As always, when choosing art pieces or anything else for your home, you must love it. It’s not enough that it complements your design, but also the joy you feel each time you look at it. Photos: INTERIOR DESIGN IDEAS Art: MARK LAWRENCE, Alpharetta, Georgia

Until next time…

Blessings from my home to yours,

Nancy

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There are so many creative ways to address large, blank walls besides artwork and photographs. Although, of course, those always work.

But maybe you want to do something different. Something that turns this expanse of space into a focal wall that is a little out-of-the-ordinary.

Here are 11 ways that just might strike a design chord in you:

AN ICONIC PATTERNED WALLPAPER

This is wallpaper that The Beverly Hills Hotel has used for decades. NATE BERKUS chose this wallpaper for an apartment that he designed.


COLOR-BLOCKED WALLS AND A MIRROR

Simple, painted color blocks and a classic sunburst mirror were used on this wall designed by NESTOR SANTA CRUZ in a D.C. apartment. These mirrors can be found in all price points and the color blocks can be any colors that please you—bold or quiet.


BOOKSHELVES AND ART

Don’t be afraid to hang art on a bookcase. In this photo, one large piece was used but you can also use several smaller ones. Yes, you have to remove the art to see the books behind it, but it gives a different design flavor to the ordinary bookcase.


FRAMED FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS

In this study, designer GUEN DRISCOLL has placed family photos in an artful way, but what makes it special is the dark painted wall which makes the photos pop.


A MIRRORED WALL

Designer SIG BERGAMIN mirrored the wall in his bedroom and placed a bureau with artwork directly against the mirror. Besides reflecting light, the mirror doubles the space. This is an especially effective design trick in a small space.


UPHOLSTERED PANELS

In a bedroom designed by IAIN HALLIDAY, the upholstered wall serves as a headboard and it muffles sound. It also gives the wall visual interest and added texture.


A PATTERNED PAPER AND TAPESTRY

Designer JONATHAN ADLER designed this wall in his Florida den. It works because the same colors are used in both the wallpaper and the tapestry. Also, the same colors are found throughout the room in the sofa, carpet, pillows, and even the trim that circles the lampshade.


A DIVIDED PHOTOGRAPH

This could have remained one large photo, but how much more interesting to the eye to have it divided into a grid. Designed by MATTHEW PATRICK SMYTH.


A LARGE LEANING MIRROR

Designed by IAIN HALLIDAY for a Manhattan foyer. Leaning the mirror instead of hanging it, makes this formal entry less  formal-looking

and more unexpected.When you do this, you give your space more visual interest.


BRIGHT VENETIAN PLASTER AND FASHION PHOTOGRAPHS

Venetian plaster is a centuries-old wall technique that is beautiful all by itself. However, in this case, designer RAFAEL DE CARDENAS used a bright paint color and fashion photographs to give a very modern feel to this Manhattan foyer.


LACQUERED PAINT

Lacquered paint is like turning your wall into a mirror. In this dining room, 10 coats of custom lacquer was used to achieve this effect. Needless to say this process is very expensive, but the finished product is absolutely exquisite.
Photo credits: ELLE DECOR

If you would like to do something different on a large wall in your home, please email me at me@nancymeadowsdesigns.com. I’d love to help you give your space a transformation.

Until next time…

Blessings from my home to yours,
Nancy

Dedicated to helping you live your rooms—not the other way around

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I’m not sure how it came to be that the unwritten rule was all ceilings must be painted white.

For one thing, it was easier for builders to paint all walls and ceilings white to appeal to the majority of buyers; the color least offensive.

Another idea has always been that it opens up a space making it lighter and brighter. To a degree that’s true but not always. You can still choose soft, actual colors to achieve the same feeling.

So why not try a color on your ceiling?

When you look at your space, always remember the room has 6 “walls.”  The 4 vertical walls, the floor and the ceiling.

By always painting the ceiling white, you miss out on the chance of designing a really exciting room. This area over the head can become your “feature” wall bringing the whole space together in a fresh and new way.

There’s nothing wrong with white ceilings, but you could be missing out on a design opportunity. At the very least, simply paint your ceiling a lighter version of your vertical walls.

If the walls are already white, all the more reason for the ceiling to receive special attention. It doesn’t have to be an in-your-face saturated color. The overall feeling can still be soft and quiet-feeling. Also, you don’t need ceiling heights to be over 8 feet for it to work.

Don’t worry about re-sale value. Unless you’re planning on selling your home in the near future, make it your own. This is your home, your sacred space, and you deserve to design and decorate it any way you choose, in whatever way that makes you feel happy.

I’m just suggesting you remain open to all of your decorating possibilities. In this case, it’s only paint.

Take a look at these photos and see if there isn’t an idea or two that gives you pause. You may very well surprise yourself and decide to give a completely new feeling to one of your rooms—just painting your ceiling and going from white to wow!

When selecting a ceiling color, take a cue from your favorite textiles and decorative accessories. By repeating a color throughout a space, you’ll create visual rhythm and your eye will move through the room, taking it all in.

A blue to try: Waterfall 2050-50, Benjamin Moore

Here’s an example of how you can visually lower a tall ceiling using color. With the hot-pink ceiling color extended down the wall a foot or so, this room has a fun, youthful vibe and still feels like a cozy sanctuary.

A hot pink to try: Orchid Rose S-G-110, Behr

If you have walls of windows, the ceiling may be the only place where you can add color via paint. This happy yellow hue brings our attention up to the interesting ceiling form and that fantastic pendant.

A yellow to try: Chickadee 3002-1B, Valspar

This example shows how an abundance of light really gives you the freedom to go as bold with color and pattern as you want. Both the bright orange ceiling and contrasting checked-pattern floor scream for attention. But the walls of glass and gorgeous views of the greenery beyond keep the room from being too much to take in.

An orange to try: Invigorate SW6886, Sherwin-Williams

Use color to accentuate interesting architecture or other details in your home. Conversely, make anything you don’t want to bring attention to the same color as whatever surrounds it, and it will blend right in.

A yellow-green to try: Cancun Gold AC204-5, Kelly-Moore

You can go bold without necessarily going bright. A deep purple like this one is a terrific choice for a bedroom ceiling, since it’s thought to be a restful, stress-reducing color. I don’t think this palette would be as effective in this room if the walls were painted dark purple and the ceiling were left white.

A purple to try: Tropical Dusk 2117-40, Benjamin Moore

This watery blue is another soothing color that’s perfect for a bedroom ceiling. Pair it with white and gray or tan for a calm, cool vibe.

An aqua to try: Aqua Blue 353-5, Pittsburgh Paints

Another blue bedroom ceiling, this one a deeper teal. It looks supercrisp framed by the white ceiling trim. The light warm gray wall and floor offer a soft and subtle foundation for this modern palette.

A teal to try: Middy Blue A1258, Glidden

I love the green glow this room gets from the fresh hue on the ceiling. We tend to associate green with nature, youthful vibrancy and good health. This green in particular feels clean and pristine — perfect for a guest bedroom.

A green to try: Springtime SW6708, Sherwin-Williams

contemporary bathroom by KUBE architecture

Pretend you’re bathing in the great outdoors by painting your bathroom ceiling a pretty sky blue. This particular shade of blue works well as a neutral, which means you can mix it with just about any other color you like.

A sky blue to try: Denim Day 029-4, Mythic Paint

Photos: Houzz

If you’d like to try painting your ceiling a color and bringing the whole room together, and you’re not sure how, call me for a consult.  Together, we’ll find the perfect color direction for you.

Until next time…

Blessings,

Nancy

Dedicated to helping you live your rooms—not the other way around.

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Grey or beige? Both. It’s a combination of each and it’s called GREIGE.

If I had to choose one perfect wall color, it would be this one.

Greige can have either warm or cool undertones and can enhance any other colors used in the room.

This organic hue is one your eye doesn’t tire of either. It’s sophisticated and elegant.

Take a look at these photos and you’ll see what I mean. Also included are the paint brand and color names.

As always, when deciding color, paint a large white poster board with the color before painting the entire room.

Add orange to greige and you’ll have a space that bursts with casual elegance. Orange is such a happy color and the perfect choice for bringing out the warm tones in greige. 

Paint Pick: Quiver Tan 6151 by Sherwin Williams

A greige wall color not only underscores this monochromatic space, but it also makes an unassuming backdrop for the subtle black-and-white prints. 

Paint Pick: Analytical Gray 7051 by Sherwin Williams

This homeowner chose Perfect Greige 6073 by Sherwin Williams, which doesn’t detract from her great furniture finds.
Glossy greige cabinets complement this kitchen‘s lightly stained flooring. 

Paint Pick: Tapestry Beige OC-32 by Benjamin Moore

In this space, greige walls pick up the warm tones of the slate tiles and completes the bathroom’s modern design. 

Paint Pick: Gray Mirage 2142-50 by Benjamin Moore

Even in it’s darker tones, greige is warm and inviting, and creates a very cozy space. 

Paint Pick: Char Brown 2137-20

Soft and subtle greige walls keep our focus on the fabulous view. 

Paint Pick: Stone Harbor 2111-50

Greige works in perfect harmony with the dark-stained wood beams and oversized furniture in this rustic space. 

Paint Pick: Gray Area 7052 by Sherwin Williams

In this bedroom, a lighter tone of greige creates a restful space, and allows the more vibrant accent colors to pop. 

Paint Pick: Agreeable Gray 7029 by Sherwin Williams

This greige eating area is a great example of understated elegance. The wall color, artwork and furniture all work together to create a space that feels organic and warm. While the lighting fixture adds just a touch of sparkle.

Photos: Houzz

If you’re unsure and need some help, email me at me@nancymeadowsdesigns.com. I’d love to help you choose color(s) that you’d absolutely love.

To make it even better, for the month of September 2013, my color consultation fee is only $275 instead of $350.

You may just want to freshen up your home for the upcoming holidays!

Until next time…

Blessings,

Nancy

Dedicated to helping you live your rooms, not the other way around.

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Isn’t it hard to believe 2013 is just a few days away?

You might be thinking of changes you want to make in your home in the coming year.

Paint color is one of the most popular and least expensive ways to freshen up your environment.

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article on the Pantone Color Institute’s color of the year which is Emerald. Here are 4 additional colors shared by Austin, Texas interior designer, JENNIFER OTT.

She says, ” They bring some zing to your rooms for the new year, with high-energy shades that open the eyes and awaken the spirit.”

I wholeheartedly agree.

Take a look at how they can be used, along with flooring suggestions.  Used a little or a lot, as always, it’s what resonates with you.

It’s my hope that you see some ideas and colors that inspire you.

by Jennifer Ott

Although Emerald was named Color of the Year, Pantone has forecastLemon ZestPoppy Redand Nectarine as hot colors for spring 2013. Peachy Keen and Lemon Sorbet are among Benjamin Moore’s color picks for the year, and shown here is a selection of on-trend colors from Sherwin-Williams: June DayKumquatExuberant Pink and Gladiola.
contemporary kitchen by Nick Noyes Architecture

This orange is a bit tamer than superbold Tangerine Tango, Pantone’s 2012 Color of the Year, but it still packs a nice punch. Use it for an accent wall in an otherwise light and neutral space.
contemporary bathroom by Dalton Distinctive Renovations

If you fall in love with a colorful material, such as this backsplash tile, try incorporating the color elsewhere in the room for balance.
contemporary living room by Todd Hotchkiss

Here’s another gorgeous orange accent wall in an otherwise neutral space. One of the benefits of such an open, light-filled room is that you can use lots of bold colors and medium to dark grays without the space becoming cave-like.
modern living room by Osborne Architects

If you prefer keeping your walls light and white, you can still add color via furniture and accessories.
contemporary bedroom by https://www.facebook.com/pages/My-Design-Studio/

Intense orange walls can be a bit too bright for a bedroom, where you may want a more relaxed vibe, but smaller doses of the color via furniture and linens work well.
mediterranean bedroom by Bella Villa Design Studio

If you do opt to paint your bedroom walls orange, go with a softer, peachy hue — it’s way more soothing than an electric orange.
by Jennifer Ott

Suggested Orange Paint Picks

If you like soft orange hues, here’s a selection you can try in your own home. They would all pair well with warm white oak floors.

From left to right: Peachy Keen from Benjamin Moore, Sweet Melon from Valspar, Mesa Sunrise from Behr and Orient Blush from Pratt & Lambert.

eclectic porch by Archer & Buchanan Architecture, Ltd.

2. Poppy Red
Dramatic color will make dramatic architecture really stand out. This poppy red captures attention and contrasts nicely with the gorgeous view of the greenery beyond.
modern living room by Nicole Lanteri

This version has more pure red in it — a happy color that will be hot in 2013.
contemporary patio by Suzanne Anderson Designs

Don’t neglect your outdoor spaces when it comes to color. This soft red-orange is gorgeous on this modern stucco home.
contemporary dining room by Mindi Freng Designs

If you love this season’s bright red orange but can’t see it splashed all over your own walls, consider painting it onto an interesting piece of furniture.
by Jennifer Ott

Suggested Red PaintPicks

These reds look fantastic against a red oak floor, with its slightly pink cast.

From left to right: Strawberry Hills fromMythic PaintPoppy from Benjamin Moore, Heartfeltfrom Sherwin-Williams and Salsa del Sol fromKelly-Moore.

contemporary living room by Matt Harrer Photography

 

3. Lemon Yellow

Yellow tends to be a busy, high-energy color. It’s best to use it in small doses or select a neutralized tone. This yellow has some cream in it and works well in this light and bright space.

eclectic staircase by Janet Paik

If you opt for zingier yellows, try sprinkling them in small bits around the room.
contemporary living room by SEMCO Modern Seamless surface

This yellow is darker and mellower, because it has some brown in it. Use it with dark gray and tan for a sophisticated palette.
contemporary bedroom by Terra Firma Home

Here’s another toned-down deep yellow. If you want to use yellow in your bedroom, this is a good hue to work with. It’s downright cozy here combined with all that gorgeous dark wood.
modern bedroom by Chris Pardo Design - Elemental Architecture

Here we have two of 2013′s hot hues working together: lemon yellow in the bedding and raspberry on the chair. But because the bold hues are used sparingly and the walls and floor are kept neutral, they don’t overwhelm.
by Jennifer Ott

Suggested Yellow PaintPicks

While not quite pastels, these yellows are soft enough to work as neutrals. They can look fantastic contrasted against a cool gray concrete or tile floor.

From left to right: Lemon Twist from Valspar, Lemon Sorbet from Benjamin Moore, Lemon Pound Cakefrom Behr and Lemon Leaf from Mythic Paint.

eclectic bedroom by Annie Hall Interiors

4. Bold Berry Pink

This room with deep raspberry walls is absolutely cozy, warm and elegant — the perfect space to retreat to on a wintery day.

eclectic kids by Liv By Design Interiors

Pink bedrooms aren’t just for little girls. These pinks are grown-up versions that can work in any space.
by Jennifer Ott

Suggested Pink PaintPicks

No saccharine-sweet pinks here. These pretty berry hues flatter your skin tone, stimulate your appetite and can be stress reducing. I like contrasting them with dark, cool-colored materials, such as a dark gray — almost black — porcelain tile.

From left to right: Raspberry Ice from Mythic PaintCrushed Berriesfrom Benjamin Moore, It’s the Berries from Kelly-Moore and Feverish Pink from Sherwin-Williams.

Tell us: What are your favorite warm hues to decorate with?

Best wishes to you and your family for a safe and happy New Year’s, however you may be celebrating!

Until next year…

Blessings,
Nancy

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Each year the international PANTONE COLOR INSTITUTE chooses one color that they define as the “color of the year.”

This coming year, it’s a blue-green hue called “Emerald.”

You will see this jewel tone reflected in fashion, cosmetics, home furnishings, and paint.

Green is a universally-appealing color that represents well-being, growth, healing, and harmony. Things that we can all agree our world needs more of.

So color your world in this coming year. You may not choose to paint an entire room in Emerald, but it could be fun to add bits and pieces of it for a fresh, new look.

This color of green blends well with most neutrals and even other jewel tones.

Until next time…

Blessings,
Nancy

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White kitchens automatically appear brighter and lighter which is a good thing, especially in a small kitchen or one that doesn’t have a lot of natural light.

However, you don’t want a sterile looking kitchen either.

Take a look at the photos from HOME DECOR DECORATING IDEAS and read why choosing white for your kitchen can work without needing sunglasses and can be a space one you’re proud to be in, love to cook in, and your guests will appreciate as well.

DESIGN IDEAS

  • In all of the photos,flooring, and/or tables, chairs, and counter tops are dark which not only gives the eye relief, but the contrast grounds the space.
  • The addition of flowers and greenery are a great way of adding color and freshness.
  • Introduce color by painting the insides of cabinets.
  • The right lighting illuminates all of the important areas needed in a kitchen—under the cabinets, over the island, and recessed ceiling lights.

Another important aspect to think about always, is keeping counter space free of clutter. Clutter affects your enjoyment of any space.   The kitchen is one of the areas in your home where it’s really easy to make a home for clutter. If you have small appliances that you don’t use frequently, store them away and bring with out on a need-to-use basis.

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If you have concerns regarding your kitchen, email me and schedule a 30 min. free consultation and you’ll be on your way to having the kitchen of your dreams. I’d love to help you!
Until next time…

Blessings,
Nancy

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Picture the color yellow and what comes to mind?

Is it daffodils, Yellow Lab puppies, sunshine and Spring? One thing for sure: yellow is a happy color.

It’s energizing and maybe because it’s the color of sunshine, it makes us smile. There are many tints and shades, as well. Think of neon yellow, butter yellow, pale yellow. Then there’s citrus,apricot, peach, and gold.

We’ve had a particularly dismal Spring, so far, in the Pacific Northwest. Blame the jet stream or La Nina, it doesn’t matter. The result has been the same—few bright, cheery, blue-sky days. I, for one, have had to get out my “happy light.” You know, the one that helps the condition called SAD. And, to top it off, both of my sisters are in Palm Springs!

Anyway, maybe you’ve experienced this too. Maybe adding a little yellow to your life and home, could be just what’s needed while we wait for Summer.

These photos from INTERIOR DESIGN IDEAS are examples of how to bring yellow into your interior design. Be it a little or a lot.

Via Aspa1984
Via Ligne Roset USA

Yellow bed canopy. Via
Via Paradox Studio
Via Lago
Via Apartmenttherapy
Via Diffuse Virtual
Via Lago
Via Simone Micheli
Via Simone Micheli
Yellow fireplace. Via
Via Lago
Via Lago
Via
Via Evermotion
Via Evermotion
Via EvermotionA soft yellow with muted green creates a relaxing environment.
Via Evermotion
Via HealsTeam your yellow with lots of white to keep the look ultra fresh.
Via Heals
By Gun Yong
By Gun Yong
By Gilvan
By Gilvan
Via IKEA
Via Evermotion
Via Evermotion
Via  Eero Aarnio House Tour
Via Eero Aarnio House Tour
15 yellow sofa
Via Design Conundrum
Via Design Conundrum
Via Evermotion
Via Evermotion
Via Ambiancemixcollections In a kitchen or dining space, yellow is very effective as the backing color to an area of shelving, especially when stacked with other colorful items, cups and bowls.
Via Ambiancemixcollections
Via MarcinpajakTrue lovers of a yellow palette with revel in glossy color block kitchen units, or go for yellow splashbacks if you’re not feeling quite so brave.
Via Marcinpajak
Via Cia InternationalIn the bedroom it’s simple to change up a color scheme with new bed linen, curtains, and lampshade, but for extra zing try repainting that drab old chest of drawers and headboard, or even just a bookshelf and the frame of a full length dressing mirror.
Via Cia International
Via Marcinpajak
Via Marcinpajak
Via 50 Modern Bathrooms
Via 50 Modern Bathrooms
Via Cia International
Via Cia International
Via IkeaYellow with red accents is a vibrant look.
Via Ikea
Via Eero Aarnio House Tour
Via Eero Aarnio House Tour
Via flickr
Via flickr
Via OffaThis primary color is energising, great for work spaces and meeting rooms
Via Offa
Via Garciatamjidi
Via Garciatamjidi
Via Mood Enhancing Living RoomsPick out an accent wall color with an interesting vinyl decal in the same tone
Via Mood Enhancing Living Rooms
Via Loft DesignThese gloss black units are striking with a pop of citrus.
Via Loft Design
Via Small Floorspace Kids Rooms
Via Small Floorspace Kids Rooms
Via Rainbow House: House of Fun in London
Via Colorful Offices of Creative Studio 3FS
Via Colorful Offices of Creative Studio 3FS
Via Luxury Living Rooms from Ligne Roset
Via Emme Bi
Via Emme Bi
Via Lowes Creative Ideas
Via Poteet Architects
Via Poteet Architects
Via Bestor Architecture
Via Niina Teikko
Via Niina Teikko
Via Freshome
Via Freshome
Via Attitude Loft
Via Attitude Loft
Via Attitude Loft
Via Marcus DesignUsing dove grey as a backdrop, duck egg blue against yellow is stunning.
Via Marcus Design
Via Colleen Fox Interiors
Via Colleen Fox Interiors
Via Husohem
Via Husohem
Via Beckers
Via Beckers
Via Nordic Kitchen Design Inspiration
Via Nordic Kitchen Design Inspiration

Until next time…

Blessings,
Nancy

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