Grey is the new beige. It’s rich and dramatic, and it goes with everything. Be on trend this season by updating the stormy quality of grey with a contrasting ray of sunshine – the color yellow. Yellow is happy and upbeat, providing a great complement to the stability of grey. Paired together the two provide a mixture of moods that is both grounded and uplifting.
Start by painting your walls the right shade of grey. Soft grey adds a luminous silver quality while charcoal adds drama. There are many shades in between, so pick the one that speaks to you. When it comes to grey, there is no wrong.
Choose furnishings in another shade of grey. A grey sofa is classic and modern. Then add throw pillows in solid yellow or patterns that feature yellow as a predominant color. Add a pop of color by selecting an accent chair in a bright yellow. Against the serenity of grey, it will steal the show.
Bring more yellow into your room by selecting the right accents. Shiny lamps with gold bases add the reflective quality of metallic. A shiny yellow accent table or screen look like pieces of art. And don’t underestimate the impact of a vase of fresh daffodils.
On the floor, a grey area rug will keep the room grounded against the yellow accents. If you feel daring, add a pop of color to the floor with a solid yellow rug or one in a gorgeous pattern.