Lighten Up Your Home Decor with Yellows and Neutrals

Spaces with harmony in mind will be abundant in the coming seasons, as nature-inspired interiors create soothing and laid-back atmospheres.

By Heather Kane Kohler

Jun 2020

1. Belwith Keeler, Firenze T-Knob, $82.79 each at Cabinet Concepts by Design 2. Top Knob Marion knob, $6 each at Cabinet Concepts by Design 3. Belwith Keeler Firenze knob, $44.09 each at Cabinet Concepts by Design 4. Belwith Keeler Chrysalis knob, $24.19 each at Cabinet Concepts by Design 5. Belwith Keeler, Chrysalis knob, $26.29 each at Cabinet Concepts by Design 6. Infinity paint in Butter Up, price varies at Sherwin-Williams 7. Infinity paint in Celery and Svelte Sage, price varies at Sherwin-Williams 8. Golden Sands Fuzion 7.5-inch by 1/2-inch hickory, $3.99 per square foot at Mouery’s Flooring 9. Graber Amour natural shade or drape, $250–375 for standard window at Bloomin’ Blinds 10. York WallCoverings Geo lotus sure strip wallpaper, $95.98 per double roll at Decorating Den 11. Graber Terrestrial natural shade in alpaca, $250–375 for standard windows at Bloomin’ Blinds 12. Top Knobs Allendale pull in honey bronze, $8.95 each at Cabinet Concepts by Design 13. Brizo SmartTouch pull-down faucet in luxe gold, $858.75 at Southern Materials Company 14. Marble pastry board, $35 at Relics Antique Mall

Warmed up neutrals, soothing pastels and muted hues bring us back to earth this season. The dark grays and wood tones that once focused on contrast are warming up and blending into their surroundings more, creating a palette that feels fresh and soft. Pastels with gray undertones, like yellows and sage greens, help create a neutral foundation for even more pops of color and don’t overstimulate the eye. Creamy whites, marble, soft white and light gray granite help elevate this palette and look stunning when paired with the softer, more organic hues. Bamboo and grass shades, along with rattan decor elements, help keep these spaces feeling light and modern. Introducing warm brass elements to this palette adds sophistication and a touch of necessary glamour. Other hues that would pair well with warmer woods and lighter home materials are periwinkle and dusty rose. When choosing a paint sheen, try eggshell to soften the texture of the color. This palette is about revitalization, new beginnings and, most of all, light.