If Mimosa Isn't For You, Try Sparkler

If Mimosa Isn't For You, Try Sparkler

Beth Zeigler
Dec 10, 2008

121008yellow-03.jpgLast week Gregory and Janel posted about Pantone's prediction of Mimosa being the "it" color in 2009. While we love the sophisticated look of Mimosa, we went for a more light and crisp yellow called Sparkler.

We can't remember which item was the inspiration for pops of yellow in our space--the bright yellow footstool (in the background) or the paint color (it's been almost three years since purchasing both). What we do know is that we were challenged with a nook of hallway (which gets very little light) so we decided to paint the space yellow.

We wanted to punch it up a bit without going overboard and after much debate, decided on Sparkler. We were pleasantly surprised (and since it's such a small area where we're just passing through--we never get sick of it).

Then earlier this year, we received the best birthday gift ever--a washer/dryer combo. The mudroom became overwhelmingly cramped overnight (we used to be able to open the mudroom door to the back steps to let light in). So we decided to take the leftover Sparkler paint from Glidden to brighten up the small space. We often find ourselves washing dishes and being amazed how the yellow paint brightens up the rather dull mudroom.

What other shades of yellow have you found work well in your space?

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