Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Yellow Please!

Laundry Room from Cottage Living

I love the color yellow. In my first house, I experimented quite a bit with it. In fact, the day we closed on the house (Oct 31st, Halloween day) I was way too busy tearing down wallpaper in the kitchen to take time out for the trick-or-treaters who were knocking at my door! My painter was coming soon, and that was much more important because I wanted my yellow walls. However, it turned out that it wasn't a great yellow for that room... way too 'mustardy'! I hated it! The kitchen only had one window so it was just too dark. But...I kept experimenting with the color yellow and I'm proud to say I did get my little powder room right. We wallpapered it in a golden yellow floral wallpaper.

Another room that I think I got right was a boring square box living room, which I painted more of a soft buttery yellow, and used the color red as an accent (red plates, a few red toile pillows, etc.). When the real estate agents came to voice their opinion, they said to repaint the room. However, after six years of painting each room several times, I was quite tired, and knew that little room needed something and just left it to see how it would go. Guess what? the lady who was purchasing the house told me herself that she loved that color yellow.

Kate Spade...dying to do a room like this one day!

Anyway, I'm currently working on a few projects for myself and a few clients, and I'm eyeing Benjamin Moore's Hawthorne Yellow, Golden Straw and Farrow & Ball's Dayroom Yellow.

But untill I get the perfect yellow room, I'll keep admiring my napkins from Boston International. I've only had them since my New Years day open house (see New Years Day Open House).

I don't know about you? but I'm ready for the daffodils!

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