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I have a confession to make. It’s been more than four years since I first felt my heart flutter with excitement at the sight of this hue, and no matter what I do I just can’t quit you. Yellow, you are my colour drug! Whether you layer one of your gently weathered shades into an industrial scheme, provide a contrasting accent to a monochromatic room or bring a glossy pop of playful lemon to a space, you always give Mr. Bazaar the colour high he craves everyday. You pair beautifully with graphic patterns, ironically softening them despite your vivacious characteristics; work wonders when framed in a formal setting and then called upon as a reference point for layered accessories; and are versatile enough to hit the right notes whether used in country or coastal homes. You’re so darn good I can’t imagine life without you – truth be told, I wouldn’t even want to. Yellow, here’s to you, me and one bright addiction!

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Will Taylor

Will lives in NYC and is an interior design author and content creator. He's been blogging about his love of design, style and travel since 2009. His #MakeYouSmileStyle approach to decorating and dressing has inspired over one million Instagram uploads to the hashtag from followers across the world.

23 Comments

  1. RepuBlicofhome Reply

    You are my sunshine my only sunshine! Love yellow too! Such a happy and striking colour!

  2. absolutely! this bright hue just makes you happy and cheerful during those grey rainy days. love the coastal, regency, and monochrome inspirational shots. Which one is your favourite?

  3. I love yellow accents…. I have the wonderful muuto yellow dots and they always get all the attention!

  4. A wonderful “ode to yellow”, Will. I agree. Yellow is happiness and can do wonders on a grey day. I’m loving each and every example you picked – but I think my favourite is that kitchen cabinet with its yellow secret inside!

  5. Every home should have a little yellow, even if just a vase of Daffs! Love yellow, such a happy, warm colour. Looks great as a main room colour or as a subtle addition. My favs above are industrial look and the striking monochrome – fab pictures.

  6. These are awesome ideas. I really have never gravitated toward yellow when working on decorating our home – and I feel like these are all very attainable and relatable. Love (LOVE) the ‘coastal’ idea!

  7. Hi Will,

    I must admit yellow is on my radar for the past few months, especially the sweetcorn hue.

    I’m currently decorating my kitchen using a mix of grey and yellow.

    Thank you for even more inspirations!

    Bests

    Monika:)

  8. SArah @HOMEBARN Reply

    You are responsible for converting us and probably the whole nation to yellow – absolutely love that Jielde lamp and the cuboard with the yellow interior. Love this whole story.

  9. i’m a massive fan of yellow in accents, the lamps and the stools are grand. nice one.

  10. A friend told me about your lovely blog and pointed me to this post. I am a yellowist (love all things yellow). I love love love these pictures! Thorn between the lamp, stool, hanging lamp ,pillow ……… Am glad people are beginning to appreciate yellow outside spring time and flowers.

  11. I’m sold on yellow too, Will! Absolutely love the industrial space with the pot plants on the wall and the coastal space too, perfectly put together.

  12. philipgibilisco Reply

    Nice blog for yellow colour lovers. Thank you for sharing.

  13. I am a big fan of yellow too! In fact yesterday I bought a piece of bright yellow material with white polka dots to cover a lampshade in my dining room-office-craft & sewing room. Goes with the vintage-looking tablecloth in bright red, yellow, with a little blue and green. Can’t wait to get it done.

  14. Oh, and my two exterior doors are painted yellow. Make me smile every time I see them!

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Hey, I'm Will

Welcome to Bright.Bazaar, my make-you-smile style corner of the internet. I’ve been sharing my love of beautiful design, feel-good homes, everyday style, inspiring travel and, pretty much everything in between, since 2009. As well as working as a content creator, I write interior design books and edit a bi-weekly e-newsletter called Smile Mail. I live in New York City with my heartmate and can often be found listening to Madonna’s Confessions album and dreaming up my next home renovation project.