Get Happy

This season, shades of yellow from mimosa to gold are brightening up our homes. Check out our gallery above to see an easy way to update neutrals by using a highlight colour to lift them. 

Check the mood Yellow will energise and cheer up a space, so make sure before you use it that you want this injection of energy in the space. It might not be right for a serious study or a calm bedroom scheme.

Get the base right Check your neutral room has a strong backdrop of cool contemporary grey to act as a contrast to the yellow. There should also be a good range of tones from charcoal through to white to ensure the golden highlights really stand out.

Colour as a focal point As yellow shades really ‘pop’ in a neutral scheme you can use them in lots of ways to energise a space. Choose vibrant patterns on furnishings for a modern Scandinavian look, add a striking gold-stripe wallpaper in a living room or paint a table in a bright yellow to take centre stage in a kitchen.