Yellow & Red – the colour combo that can either make or break your décor. It's not hard to see why these two colours have captured the heart of the interior design world, but do you know how to use them? We asked our designers how to navigate this new colour trend to get your home from drab to fab.
Tip 1 |A Pop of colour
Homewings designer Anna tells us, “ I have been using a lot of bright mustard yellow in schemes recently and I love it. Particularly in the form of velvet upholstery in a neutral setting or colour pop scheme”. Adding velvet cushions in mustard yellow, berry red or aubergine is the simplest way to create fabulous depth without over-doing it with these bright colours.
Tip 2 | Pastel tones
There are alternatives to the uber-bold yellow and red hues we are used to. Our designers are also fans of using pale yellow tones. For example, pastel lemon yellow curtains look great when contrasted with deep browns - especially if the objective is to create a cosy room without going too dark.
Tip 3 | Don’t forget Your Bathroom
Bathrooms are the perfect little spaces to satisfy your boldly coloured cravings! Red can be overwhelming to have red walls in a large space such as a living room or master bedroom, but Homewings designer Emanuela tells us, “I love using red for guest bathrooms, with a splash of gold – they are often smaller spaces and the combination makes the tiny space with no windows immediately feel luxurious and cosy, like a secret boudoir.”
Tip 4 |Consider the Red & Yellow Rug
A great way to make an immediate (and cost-effective) interior statement is through a gorgeous rug. Think: Morroccan style red & yellow rugs that will bring a touch of sunshine to your room all year round.
Tip 5 | The Kids’ bedrooms
Yellow painted walls are a perfect way to create a bright and happy atmosphere in any room, but may be a little too much for us grown-ups. Opt for a fun yellow wall in your kid’s room with some fun shelves to house all their books. Homewings designer Hatice also suggests harnessing this brightness with upholstery, pillows and some simple furniture like chairs or firetruck-red toy chests. The added bonus to injecting red & yellow through smaller accessories? It will make it far easier to switch to a more mature décor when your child gets older.
Loving the idea of yellow & red décor but don’t know where to start? We’ve got you covered! Work one-on-one with one of our fabulous designers to get the home of your dreams in just weeks.