Last week Annie looked at how yellow can be used as a neutral. Today, let's see the other side of yellow — the high-contrast, get-noticed, glamorpuss yellow, particularly dramatic against stark blacks and whites.
These interiors use yellow either as a bold backdrop or as a surprising accent: a sole sofa or chair in a sea of blacks, whites and greys, or bright yellow walls picking up on yellow cushions. In the final image, yellow roses on an upholstered headboard make a soft contrast to the austere black and white in the rest of the room, but are fresher and less frilly than they would be in almost any other color.
1 Jenna Lyons' home in Domino, via Bride's
2 John Lyle interior, photo by Jack Thompson for Elle Decor
3 Mary McDonald interior, photo by Tim Street-Porter for House Beautiful
4 Interior styled by Sara Sjögren, via Desire to Inspire
5 Michelle Adams interior in the April/May 2010 Lonny.
Images: as linked above