This is the official beginning of me going through some interior design trends for spring! The first one we will look at is a color trend – MELLOW YELLOW! I love yellow. It is happy and cheery and joyful! Below are some items fresh on the market, all of which are proudly yellow. I am seeing a TON of yellow this spring, and unlike seasons past, there are a lot of very mellow shades this time. Of course there will always be the brights, and they are always a great way to add excitement and interest to any palette, but this season I have noticed some more faded, paler shades.
a. Spiral Vine Curtains from Anthropologie – ($88-$108) I have some curtains from anthropologie, and can confidently recommend them based on style and quality. They are wonderful! Watch their site, because they have wonderful sales on everything, especially window treatments! These are a beautiful shade of yellow- sort of an ochre. The purple accents work really well because purple and yellow are complimentary colors, meaning they are across from each other on the color wheel.
b. West Elm Hive Vase – ($24) These are so precious! I love vases, and these are just so perfect for a few twigs of green picked straight from your yard! How about snapping off a twig from a crepe myrtle, or a few sprigs of fern? This is cheaper than buying flowers, and most certainly are available outside almost any house or apartment.
c. Chiasso Chroma Pillow in Yellow – ($38) These pillows work so well because the colors are fresh and new but the rich natural texture of the weave grounds them in contrast! I love all the colors on their site, but this one is especially spunky!
d. Yellow Mugs – A fun way to implement yellow, or any other hot new color, into your life is by small items that you use frequently. They are inexpensive, and able to used over and over and over, unlike a vase on a shelf. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some vases on shelves, but utilitarian items such as coffee cups are often neglected as a way to spice things up and keep from getting bored with your surroundings. The two featured are the Pantone Mug (love the whole series! $12.99) and the CB2 Beam Mug ($2.95).
e. Knoll Spark Lounge Chair – ($247) When it comes to classic, long lasting furniture, you can never go wrong with Knoll. I absolutely love this lounge chair. It is a classic design in a fresh fun color!
f. Bird Stuf at Pop Deluxe – ($24.99) This adorable little guy is sort of throw pillow, sort of toy! If you shake it, it tweets! I love it! They have other bird species, by the way.
g. Mellow Yellow Collection from Calico Corners – This new collection is just so pretty. I love the patters and shades offered. Check them out for all your fabric needs (and wants!). Maybe you can cover some cork squares and hang on the wall for pin up space? Maybe you should make a throw pillow? Maybe glue it on an old coffee can and make a vase? Limitless options exist!
h. Chiasso Maze Rug – $298 Chiasso has some wonderful rugs in contemporary colors and patterns. I especially love this yellow and white one! It is perfect and will not go out of style anytime soon.