Color Inspiration: Mustard in Fashion and Interiors

Color Inspiration: Mustard in Fashion and Interiors

Marcia Prentice
Sep 8, 2011

Funny how times change. Two weeks ago I was watching the news as New York residents were being evacuated because of Hurricane Irene and was glad to be in Los Angeles. Now this week I wish I was in New York to attend Fashion's Night Out.

In the spirit of the festivities, I bought myself a new mustard dress (the dress in the bottom right corner of the main image above). As we all know fashion and interior design go hand in hand. My latest color craze in both is mustard.

Silk Headboard: This is Glamorous (left), ASOS Midi Skirt with Belt: ASOS (right)

Mustard is an interesting color choice for interiors. It can be translated many different ways. Mustard can read more yellow and can serve as the pop of color for the room or it can be more subdued and blend in with the neutrals in the space. The darker shades of mustard can help to accomplish a more masculine aesthetic. As the fall season approaches, mustard is a great color to incorporate into your home.

Mustard Office Hair: Rue (left), Theory Tylie Long Cami Dress: Shopbop (right)

Let's talk about the color mustard in fashion. Before I purchased my mustard dress I took into consideration the color of my skin and how I would accessorize the dress. The color can be very close to certain skin tones, so it may not work for everyone. Because it can be viewed as a neutral color, I like to accessorize it with bright colors - I am going to purchase a bright blue blazer to wear over the mustard dress.

Mustard Accents in the Bedroom: Sarah Richardson Design (left), Splendid Cotton and Modal-Blend Bodysuit: Net-A-Porter (right)
Jennifer's High/Low Home in the Hills (left), Derek Lam Halter Gown with Leather Bodice: Shopbop (right)

Do you use the color mustard in your home?

Images: As credited above

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