Our design solution for adding energy and life to your interior can be stated in one word, or rather one colour: yellow, the brightest primary colour! Whether it makes you think of the sun, the feathers of a young chick or the shiny skin of a lemon, yellow is associated with symbols of light, joy, youth and energy.
And it is also because of these pleasant associations that this colour should be used in our homes and apartments. Although a completely yellow room could be a little unsettling, well-balanced accents have an invigorating effect that highlight your decor. So today we have gathered a series of furniture and decorative items for your home, all produced by our homify experts, to inspire you to incorporate a little of this joyful colour into your home.
This living room features sofas and armchairs from designer Michel Ducaroy and provides an excellent example of yellow’s decorative potential. Here in this monochromatic world where everything comes in shades of beige, cream and blond, the yellow couch introduces a little bit of springtime and provides a jolt of energy to the calm and serene interior. The vibrant knit covering this sofa instantly creates a jovial mood: a perfect accent for balanced décor!
The London designer Rolf Sachs paints a surreal picture with this dining table. Urethane resin has been moulded into the traditional shapes of chairs and tables that populate our homes, restaurants, and bars. The material gives the furniture a translucent, ghostly glow, which creates an uncanny impression somewhere between the familiar and the strange. The amber yellow color of the resin gives them a valuable, almost archaeological nature, as if this everyday furniture has been frozen in time. Finally, the light passing through the translucent surfaces creates a honey yellow halo, which helps to give a sophistication and warmth to this unique design.
Here we present this new type of chandelier, a creation of the Italian group S + S Studio.The lamp is aptly named Piet, in reference to the work of Dutch artist Piet Mondrian who is known for his paintings of dynamic geometric compositions that combine various rectangles in an orthogonal frame. Here, similar shapes are suspended at different heights to create a harmonious blend, which changes depending on the perspective. Their surfaces are covered with gold leaf, hiding bulbs that illuminate the room with a warm golden light. A perfect light fixture for a dining room with a modern twist.
For this urban infrastructure project, Madrid-based architecture firm Israel Alba present an exterior coating system that inspires creative ideas for the home. In this little pavilion, the metal, which acts as a filter to separate the interior from its urban setting, has been fishnet pierced and painted yellow. Why not replicate this idea in your apartment? For a yellow, warm and diffusde light in your room, install light filters outside your window of painted wire mesh or plastic film. You can also use the same kind of device for separating two spaces, for example, to create distinct living and dining rooms out of an open floor plan. The effect will certainly be dramatic and impressive!
For some reason that escapes us, probably hidden in the irrational world of impressions and feelings, yellow has a warm, comforting value. This vitamin hue goes hand in hand with comfortable and welcoming furniture like this chair with its Scandinavian lines. Created by design firm Silvia Ceñal, the chair provides an inviting cocoon with its generous and symmetrical forms and, of course, the vibrant colours, which contrast with the natural colors of light wood base. The result seems quite appropriate for a contemporary living room, a wonderful place to read a book and relax or chat.
The designer Naomi Paulto emphasizes the comforting side of yellow in this crocheted wool lamp. The Sonne, which was presented at this year's London Design Festival, is a unique creation made by hand that adheres to a philosophy of sustainable development concerning the origin of materials and the manufacture and transport of products. Installed in your living room or bedroom, this is the perfect design to keep you warm on cold winter evenings, thanks to its cosy look and the soft light it broadcasts.
This original wall storage device comes from Italy. Called Latva Wall, it takes the organic shapes of the bouquets of branches that traditionally adorn the walls of Italian country houses. Made from painted metal rods, this version goes beyond mere decorative function to welcome your hats, scarves and other clothing accessories. This practical piece of furniture, perfect for your lobby or your dressing room, is also available in a floor model. This is called combining business with pleasure!
Yellow is a great colour for the kitchen. Its joyful accents stimulate the appetite and give you a little energy, making cooking a pleasurable activity. Here we have some bright kitchen shelving from the design firm Friday Project. The metal structure of this food pantry is painted a vibrant yellow that will showcase the soft natural colours of the fruits and vegetables. Note that, at the same time, the yellow goes great with natural materials such as wood, ceramic or stone, offering a stimulating contrast.
We complete this colour review with Mr.Flame, this nice desk lamp from Prague-based designers Dequem Studio.This creation, which combines a round base and a golden prism of faceted glass in a frosted, honey colour, has both a humorous spirit and a luxurious profile, created by its shiny materials reminiscent of precious items such as gold, tiger eye and crystal. As you can see, this lamp seeks to emulate the mesmerizing appearance of a hot flame, and we must admit that the effect is successful. This product is available in a variety of colours and materials, but, as you know, today we have a bit of a weakness for the yellow option!
This completes the list of monochromatic variations. We hope you managed to find a colour or an object to inspire the design of your home. To find other great items, have a look at our product listings.