More Than Bumblebees & Rap Songs: Black & Yellow

More Than Bumblebees & Rap Songs: Black & Yellow

Annie Werbler
Sep 7, 2011

For many months now I have heard the song "Black and Yellow" by Wiz Khalifa played daily on speakers at various locations, and inside my head at all other times. Even though it's about football, I'm afraid the only way to make it stop is to do a thorough exploration of black and yellow rooms, so please enjoy and try not to catch it.

Surprisingly, none of these black and yellow rooms scream "bumblebee" at first glance, because healthy doses of white are mixed in to balance out the stronger colors. The combination creates visual energy through its contrast and saturation. Even in a traditional space like the first picture, the bright yellow of the chairs feels like a modern addition and keeps the composition from feeling too stuffy. In a larger setting like the hotel library room, yellow is applied to all soft surfaces for a contemporary look.

Could you live with black and yellow?

1. Elle Decor
2. Kelley Proxmire
3. From the Right Bank
4. Angie Hranowsky
5. AphroChic

6. DwellStudio
7. David Jimenez
8-9. Kelly Wearstler
10. Domino

Images: As credited above.

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