This is funny! I never thought I would have to take mustard yellow, too seriously. But lately, I can’t continue ignoring people’s crush over it. To my dismay, I must have looked over than a hundred pin images with mustard yellow accents that range from a dark mimosa hue (pantone’s color of year 2009) to ochre yellow and burnt sienna. Why the dismay? Well, to be honest this dull yellow is one of my least favorable. It just so happens though, that it is also my mother-in-law’s favorite! How about that! She has literally decorated everything based on this very color…! (No comments)!
Anyway, aside my personal feelings of this color, the truth of the matter is that, it is a warm hue that can soften and brighten interiors with a balanced sophistication. It can enhance any aesthetic with a very subtle pop of color, while introducing a down-tone but playful vibe, especially in juxtaposition to other pastel hues.
Vincent Van Gogh, the famous Dutch Post-Impressionist artist, is well known for his mustard yellow color crush. It became his trademark color (i.e. the sunflowers being probably his best known work). He projected the potential of this hue better than anyone I can think of, for it’s true that it can easily transform interiors with the right dose of contrast. Mustard yellow livens up dark and moody interiors (a very popular decorating trend nowadays) in a very soft way, just like it brightened up Van Gogh’s paintings. Take a look at these interiors…
What did I tell you? Although, mustard yellow may not be my cup of tea, I do have to admit that I love how it blends and fuses in a space without ever becoming boring or indifferent. A few touches of this soft and saturated color may be all that’s needed in a space to make it feel more homey and classy.
It goes great with brass and/or copper accents and personally I would mix in a lot of geometric patterns to give it a more modern and edgy flair to it. Can you see yourself integrating in your interior? Needless to say, that it also happens to be a trending color in fashion that’s on the rise…Therefore, chances are that you might end up wearing it as well! 😉 So, do tell me…
The mustard sofa is simply beautiful and it makes such a strong statement!!! I think mustard is definitely a very warm yet bright color which makes it perfect to use in a home!