A soft yellow can quietly replace white or off-white walls in most decorating schemes and the addition of this sunny hue immediately creates warmth and ambiance in a room that may previously have lacked personality. In comforting shades of straw, butter and light gold, this color blends easily with this season's smokey grays, sensual browns, or blue ocean hues.
Yellow gets glowing reviews:
"This is about using colour in a young, contemporary, urban way - it's easily achievable, not relying on accessorising with expensive pieces, instead it's simply about making the most of space and light." -- Oria Kiely, textile and fashion designer commenting on the Light Fantastic
"Straws Golden Moment..plucked from nature, this mellow yellow is a versatile neutral with a sunny disposition." --Metropolitan Home
"Be on the watch... in 2006, Yellow will be stealing the spotlight from the brown palette. Yellows with a buttery flavor are finding broad acceptance in traditional and American Country trends." -- Mannington
"In the last three years, yellow definitely has come back into play. That's going to be a continuing phenomenon because it came about because of Retro. A lot of people associate yellow with mama's or grandma's kitchen. Also, from the psychological standpoint, yellow is always associated with sunlight, good cheer and a friendly atmosphere." --Lee Eiseman, internationally renowned color and design expert from The 2006 Home & Housewares Show Preview
"Today's colour gurus are plumping for a more gentle, youthful, mellow yellow. Now, creamy yellows shimmer. Ochre yellows exude style. Green yellows strike a light, crisp note." --as seen in the Yellow Go-Go palette from Sico.
Photo from Sico website