"Yellow is the brightest color of the visible spectrum, and it is the most noticeable of all colors by the human eye. It means happiness and optimism; it is the color of sun shining, or bright light and creativity. ... It is the color of high energy, enthusiasm, hope, fun, and cheerfulness."
Back in the late sixties and throughout the seventies, yellow seemed to be everywhere in home decor. From living rooms to kitchens to outdoor spaces, sunny yellow was seen in many room designs as both bright accents as well as a totally engulfing color scheme.
It was apparent almost everywhere you looked.
Not only in decorating magazines...
...but also in the the television shows we watched...
...as well as in the pop culture of the time.
Yellow is also Doris Day's favorite color!
Yellow was everywhere! However, and for me very sadly, in the decades to come yellow in home decor begun to be considered rather passe. Almost an "Ugh what were they thinking?" kind of distaste was adopted. The popular bright and happy color gave way to muted pastels of the eighties and nineties, and then to the jewel tones of the early part of this century. As far as I can tell, yellow never really made much of a resurgence in home decor for well over 30 years.
(Oops...sorry but it is hard for me to think 1980's without thinking Don Johnson and Miami Vice.)
So imagine my surprise when earlier this month my Country Living magazine came and this was the cover!
Woo hoo!! I was so delighted to see a return of one of my favorite colors!
Aside from the warming effects yellow has on the psyche, I think one main reason why yellow is back may be because gray is the new hot neutral in today's decor. And what perfect color to pair with it...YELLOW of course!
So this spring as in last, sunny yellow will be my color choice to sprinkle throughout our home to help celebrate and welcome the season of rebirth! I love how yellow can brighten up a space and make a room almost feel like it is smiling.
To see more yellow in our home, and see it all decked out in its "springware", make sure to stop by next Monday, March 20th as 21 Rosemary Lane helps to kick off a full week of Spring Home Tours!
Take a look at this line up!
2017 Spring Home Tour
Monday – Mar 20
A Stroll Thru Life - Marty
Decor To Adore - Laura
Southern Hospitality - Rhoda
Pink Peppermint Design - Tammy
Cuckoo4Design - Julia
21 Rosemary Lane -Barbara
Tuesday – Mar 21
Setting For Four - Heather
The Chronicles of Home - Jennifer
Nesting With Grace - Brooke
Refresh Restyle - Debbie
Haneens Haven -Haneen
Simple Stylings - Summer
Wednesday – Mar 22
Decorating Delirium - Jennifer
Dimples & Tangles - Jennifer
Hymns & Verses - Doreen
Remodelando La Casa - Christina
Sand & Sisal - Kim
Common Ground – Debra
Thursday – Mar 23
Duke Manor Farms - Laura
It All Started With Paint -Linda
Life on Virginia Street - Sarah
Bliss - Kristin
Rain On A Tin Roof -Jenna
ZDesign At Home – Bree needs Thurs
Fri – Mar 24
Thrifty and Chic - Alicia
Our Fifth House - Carmel
Inspiration For Moms - Laura
Far Above Rubies - Anita needs Friday
Life and Home @ 2102 - Vel
Making Home Base -Chelsea
Can't wait to see all the creativity during next week's tours!
In the meantime remember another awe inspiring Share Your Style link party is set to go live this Wednesday evening at 7pm. EST.
See you then and have a great week!