Yellow is the color of 2009. However trendy it may be, most people don't use yellow to decorate an entire room. We do see it used a lot as an accent choice, since it's perfect for adding some bold contrast to a room. For 10 colors to pair it with, from cool gray to bright red, click through...

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  1. Yellow and gray have been a popular combination for a couple of years now.
  2. Yellow, pink, and cream is a cheerful combo that always reminds us of summer.
  3. For a humble, back-to-basics look, try Shaker yellow with natural wood.
  4. Yellow and turquoise make a retro, Mad Men era color combo.
  5. For a room that's bright and bold, pair yellow with a crisp white.
  6. Blue and yellow are surprisingly flexible; they work with modern or country styles.
  7. Yellow-green and brown has a 70s vibe.
  8. For a warm room that you want to saturate in color, pair yellow with red.
  9. Black, white, and yellow can create a glamorous, high-contrast look.
  10. Spring green with yellow makes us think of bright flowers like daisies or daffodils.

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