Yellows are the most popular colors used in home decorating.
From its cream hues to the most dominant acid, it can give you a huge range of effects.
Kitchens are brightened up by using it, while clean and restful traditional living rooms often use pale yellows as their main color.
A warm version makes a good wall color, especially when it is offset by white ceilings and paintwork.
It is very effective when used with ornaments, pictures and patterned fabrics or rugs. Rich reds, blues, greens and blacks provide very good contrasts.
It also works well when used with more neutral or cooler colors such as gray, light brown or grey-blue.
The warm version is a traditional decorating choice which has been used for centuries. It was very popular in neo-classical interiors during the late eighteenth century.
If you use a dull yellow, then cool grays and blues with bring out the yellow. Using warmer variations with it will make it look more neutral.
Small rooms can benefit from using muted or deeper toned yellows. The effect seems to add depth to such small rooms.
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