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YELLOW MAKES YOU HAPPY

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SCIENCE HAS SHOWN THAT THE COLOR YELLOW

BRINGS MORE JOY THAN ANY OTHER COLOR.

SCIENCE!

YELLOW is my husbands favorite color….and yellow is ONE of my favorite colors…

and it is DEFINITELY YOUR favorite color.

..at least to when it comes to asking the QUESTION:

“WHAT IS THE BEST INTERIOR YELLOW?

Every year since 2014 – my number ONE “searched and read” blog post has been

“THE BEST INTERIOR YELLOWS”

So, for the past 5 years – we have asked ourselves this question and finally this year – we are listening to ourselves!

YELLOW IS AMAZING!!!!

MASTER BEDROOM -BEFORE ( WE HAD PAINTED THE ROOM BEFORE I GOT A PHOTO)
DESIGN THE FURNITURE

When we moved into this house in 2004 – both living rooms, the hallways up and down and our master bedroom – ALL were painted yellow – Laura Ashley – COWSLIP AND DEEP COWSLIP.

2004 – LIVING ROOM – LAURA ASHLEY COWSLIP – LOOK AT MY BABIES!!!!

And to date it is still my favorite interior yellow.

Our very first home was a sweet small brick home, with low ceilings and little light in the hallways. I  wanted to brighten the main hallways and chose a pale yellow. The color was called…”Yellow” something…maybe “Spring YELLOW”, I can’t remember….I wanted a nice light creamy yellow and that is how it looked on the card. I was so certain it was perfect that I did not even feel the need to put a tester swatch on the wall (BIG..BIG… MISTAKE). I could not wait to come home and see the beautiful hallway  inspired by this English Countryside Inn .

KESWICK HALL, KESWICK VA
KESWICK HALL, KESWICK VA

Unfortunately I walked in and was slapped in the face with a LEMON……It was so bright I needed sunglasses (maybe I am exaggerating a tad). We are not talking a deep rich gorgeous yellow like the  beautiful MONTICELLO CHROME YELLOW which I adore…..

MONTICELLO - ELLE DECOR
MONTICELLO – ELLE DECOR

…but no, OUR HALLWAY  was like the inside of a lemon.

LEMONY LEMONS PINTEREST
LEMONY LEMONS PINTEREST

We repainted immediately.

 I learned a valuable lesson …and  that was that MOST TIMELESS interior YELLOWS ….are actually…

NOT CALLED YELLOW AT ALL!

. HAWTHORNE YELLOW

HAWTHORNE YELLOW

Of the 10 best selling  yellows that Benjamin Moore sells…only one, Hawthorne Yellow  uses the word

“YELLOW” in its’ name.

Hawthorne Yellow Front door from Pinterest
Hawthorne Yellow Front door from Pinterest

THE Remaining 9 are all beautiful ….

 

9 of the 10 most popular Benjamin Moore Yellows: Concord Ivory, desert Tan, Hemplewhite Ivory, Mannequin Cream, Montgomery White, Philadelphia White, Rich Cream, Weston Flax, Windham Cream.
9 of the 10 most popular Benjamin Moore Yellows: Concord Ivory, desert Tan, Hemplewhite Ivory, Mannequin Cream, Montgomery White, Philadelphia White, Rich Cream, Weston Flax, Windham Cream.

…but NOT called YELLOW. I learned that the yellow colors I like need to almost look creamy whitish in the can…then on the wall they translate to that lovely creamy yellow I wanted… LETS TAKE A LOOK….

CONCORD IVORY
CONCORD IVORY
CONCORD IVORY
CONCORD IVORY
CONCORD IVORY
WESTON FLAX
WESTON FLAX
WESTON FLAX
WESTON FLAX
MONTGOMERY WHITE
philadelphia cream
PHILADELPHIA CREAM
PHILADELPHIA CREAM
PHILADELPHIA CREAM -ANITA HOLLAND INTERIORS
MONTGOMERY WHITE
MONTGOMERY WHITE
MONTGOMERY WHITE
MONTGOMERY WHITE THE GARDEN WEB

 

MANNEQUIN CREAM
MANNEQUIN CREAM
MANNEQUIN CREAM
MANNEQUIN CREAM
HEMPLEWHITE IVORY
HEMPLEWHITE IVORY
HEMPLEWHITE IVORY
HEMPLEWHITE IVORY – HOUSE BEAUTIFUL
desert tan
DESERT TAN
DESERT TAN
DESERT TAN

AND MY TWO PERSONAL FAVORITES….RICH CREAM AND WINDHAM CREAM

RICH CREAM
RICH CREAM
RICH CREAM
RICH CREAM
WINDHAM CREAM
WINDHAM CREAM
WINDHAM CREAM
WINDHAM CREAM..JUST LOOK HOW LOVELY IT IS WITH THE WHITE PORCELAIN…
DECOR PAD - I ADORE THIS WINDHAM CREAM LVING ROOM...!!!!
MORE WINDHAM CREAM …..LiVING ROOM.   I ADORE THIS ROOM..!!!! THIS IS MY PERSONAL FAVORITE!!!

Here are just a few more beautiful yellow rooms  – I just need to figure out which room in my house I am going to paint yellow – I am thinking maybe our master bedroom!

BHG
HOSPITALITY DESIGNS

ALL of these “YELLOWS” are timeless.

AND VERSATILE. They look great in combination with pale blues and sort reds, greens and pinks…even Black……they are warm and inviting and relaxing and cozy and can be appropriate for nearly all styles…be it ….

Mid-Century Modern or Vintage or Cottage or Country or Arts and Crafts, Colonial Revival.

BHG – YELLOW ANYWHERE IS GOOD!

 

DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE “GO TO” INTERIOR YELLOW???

have you ever had a yellow mishap?

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2 thoughts on “YELLOW MAKES YOU HAPPY

  1. This is so funny I woke up to a yellow post! It’s my fav color and last night I primed a bench I want to paint bright yellow. I sent the pic to my sister and friend. Both replied, yellow if your fav color! I want bright so I was googling colors last night.

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