That’s right – Mustard Yellow! Ever since I saw this British Standard kitchen (below), I’ve been devoting serious thoughts to yellow.
And this slightly less mustardy kitchen at the Rivertown Lodge:
I am seriously tempted to paint some of my kitchen cabinets mustard yellow. Would you ever have a kitchen this bold? I think this is the kind of kitchen that makes memories. It’s not a backdrop for living; it’s a kitchen that will enter the conversation and that can be kind of interesting don’t you think?
Not able to take a full on yellow kitchen? Try going bold with your backsplash instead and keep everything else neutral.
Bold Yellow goes beautifully with a kitchen, especially a mostly neutral and white kitchen. It’s got a fun retro vibe that seems cheerful to me and is most definitely a bold statement. If you can’t afford the statement stove, you might be able to afford the statement spot of color.
Let’s look at some bold yellow in bathrooms. I think this choice is for a morning person only. I don’t know that I would be able to handle it well at 6:30 am.
Where else could you sneek this beautiful color in to your home? I think it’s pretty easy to do if you have a fairly neutral envelope already – here are some other ideas.
The easiest way to introduce this color? Try a throw blanket!
Mustard yellow puts me in mind of fall – it’s a deep yellow that has depth and a hint of age, cool nights and crisp leaves in it.
“I spot the hills
With yellow balls in autumn.
I light the prairie cornfields
Orange and tawny gold clusters
And I am called pumpkins.
On the last of October
When dusk is fallen
Children join hands
And circle round me
Singing ghost songs
And love to the harvest moon;
I am a jack-o’-lantern
With terrible teeth
And the children know
I am fooling.”
Theme in Yellow by Carl Sandburg