Thursday, January 22

Color Me Canary

It only seems natural to discuss the color yellow after covering pink and orange in last week’s blog, however it also appears as though yellow is the “it” color of Spring 2009. Pantone, a leading color source which provides color standards to design industries, predicts that the public will embrace many tones of yellow this spring.

Similar to a sunny day, yellow shines with optimism, clarity and happiness. However, when used on its own, yellow can be a bit over whelming, so it is best paired with other colors, or used sparingly as a pop value. Yellow will advance from surrounding colors and instill intellectual energy, as well as spark creative thoughts. It can be used to perk up subdued palettes of blues and grays, or to carry out a summery, citrus theme when paired with pale orange and green. Very pale yellows can even work as neutrals when partnered with dark or rich colors such as chocolate brown. For an eye-popping effect, combine yellow with blue as they are high contrast and will add a splash of excitement to any décor, or ensemble. Going for a high-tech look? Mix yellow with neutral gray and a dash of black, this sophisticated combo is perfect for a home-office or gym.

So whether it be with a pair of bright yellow rain boots, or a canary colored end table, may you find that little bit of sunshine to brighten the days ahead! Here are just a few that would brighten mine…

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Tory Burch “Jada” Stretch Crepe Strapless Dress available at Nordstrom
Solid Silk Elizabeth Halter from
Sterling Silver Cushion-Cut Yellow Stone Ring with Goldtone Accents available at Target
Merona® Double Breasted Jacket available at Target
Women's Xhilaration® Tanya Strappy Sandals available at Target
Tanner Krolle Yellow Large Cutter Handbag available at
Juicy Couture Snakeskin Buckle Bracelet available at Nordstrom
Trollsta Side Table from Ikea
Marimekko ® Tamara Sheet Sets available at Crate&Barrel
Hunter Original Rain Boot available at Nordstrom
Geometric Pattern Frame available at Target
BR Monogram silk/cashmere cardigan from Banana Republic

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