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Room of the Week

March 16, 2015

This week’s Room of the Week is a modern dining room featuring a bright yellow feature wall. This style reminds me of the interiors you often see out in Palm Springs, California where I spent 4 relaxing days last October before joining the Modenus BlogTourCali roadtrip through California.

Many people are scared of using yellow in their own home but it can have great results if you are willing to be brave. You would never have a bad morning if you started your day in this dining room would you?

This wall has a painted finish but if you want to add your own touch of yellow through wallpaper there are many options available. Miss Print have a number of designs available in a yellow and my favourite is Cotton Tree in Buttercup Yellow. All Miss Print wallpapers are PEFC certified and printed in the UK so you are both supporting our economy and buying from sustainable sources.

Miss Print : Saplings

For a slightly more diffused yellow look Mini Moderns have recently launched the P.L.U.T.O. collection of wallpaper. It is available in 4 colours, we are featuring the mustard version here. This new range of wallpapers is named after The Pipe Line Under The Ocean, a little known fuel line that runs under the English Channel from Dungeness and Greatstone to the French Coast. This pipeline was constructed to supply fuel to the allied D-Day invasion army during the Second World War. As designers we all draw inspiration from so many different sources. After learning about the military history around Dungeness when researching their Hinterland collection the Mini Modern guys were inspired to create this colourful new collection.

Mini Moderns : P.L.U.T.O.

If you do want to go for a yellow paint I can suggest Little Greene’s Trumpet. Fantastic colour, fantastic name! We used this colour for a charity project and it really created a buzz in the safe house we designed for the charity. You can either use it for a full wall, or play it safe and use it as an accent colour as shown here. The splash of yellow is really effective against the monochrome palette used on this interior. Yellow also works so well against grey so if you are starting to tire of your ‘on trend’ grey interior splash some yellow into the mix.

Little Greene : Trumpet

If however all this yellow seems too much to live with in your home you can still enjoy the colour by taking it outside. Launching for the warmer season from Broste Copenhagen this table and chair will ensure a colourful summer in your garden. With the table selling for Β£130 and the chair for Β£87 it’s a very stylish and affordable option for allowing you to enjoy your outdoor space this year. Breakfast around this yellow table would always be a great start to your day!

Broste Copenhagen

Hopefully these products have inspired you to go seek out your own dash of yellow for your own home. It really doesn’t need to be a different colour to use, go bright, go muted – just go Yellow. You won’t regret the happiness it will bring to your home.

Our Room of the Week was originally featured in the extensive galleries of House to Home. Take a look over at their website for room inspiration, and be sure to check back here every week to find which one of the rooms has been showcased.

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