And it was all yellow

By Rosanna Holmes,
26th January 2010 - 08:16
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This season we're seeing a return to bright colours with designs emerging in a kaleidoscope of oranges, blues and yellows.

But the colour that keeps popping up is yellow. Pale and delicate or vibrantly bold, yellow is the colour of the season. Here are a few inspirations and shopping ideas to help you bring this sunny shade into your home...


Add some glamour with floral prints and golden hues, using one-off pieces and dark furniture to create a warm and sumptuous space.


Create a country-chic idyll with distressed furniture set against mustard tones. 


Paint a chest of drawers in buttercup yellow and complement with bold floral displays to bring the room to life.



1.     Wake up to a bright, rejuvenated breakfast table by setting yellow tableware against fun patterns, guaranteed to add some cheer to the morning routine.


Desk lamp, £135, Berry Red

Rice yellow dot quilted blanket, £99.99, The Contemporary Home 

Janice Tchalenko 'Sunshine' jug, £23, John Lewis

Kitchen Tools Tea Towel, £7.95, Rose & Grey