Monday, April 27, 2009

monday color combo

not just for traffic signs, taxi cabs and bumble bees! black and yellow has also outgrown the school bus and playground set. somehow this combination works. it works even better when you throw a lot of white around with it. and sometimes, if done with careful consideration and editing, it works with blue, pink, red and green! this is where i most admire true professional interior designers...i think if i tried this combination in my own home i would hate it. mostly b/c i think it would be really hard to get right. it looks easy enough, i know...start with a black and white room and throw in pops of yellow. but what about the pure black and yellow rooms? yellow walls black accents, pops of white? which way do you go? would you try this combo? do you like it? remind you too much of a bumble bee? or a school bus still?
images via house beautiful, living etc, blackwhiteyellow blog, ABT, flickr, etsy, web

8 comments:

mike said...

Great images. Great blog.

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

I LOVE it, and am trying to make a go of it in our family/TV room. I still have a ways to go, but...
Check out this post I did on the progress:
http://mylittlehappyplace.blogspot.com/2008/12/drumroll-please.html

I'd love to get your feedback!

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

P.S. - These are great pics, will be back to stalk them later! ;)

Sarah Klassen said...

Great collection, girly! The second to last is one of my most favorite rooms that I have ever come across. I ADORE the yellow, purple and grey-ish scheme...and the plush velvet *sigh* it's a total love thing...I also like the crisp white bedroom with a touch of yellow floral arrangements and b+w photos. Reminds me of a warm, sunny day :) Hope you had a wonderful weekend~

my favorite and my best said...

alison- i will look this afternoon! im sure it is snazzy and awesome.
sarah-
thanks! i DID have a wonderful weekend. great family time in the yard and such. a little girl running thru a sprinkler for the first time is a sight to behold!
hope you did too.
:)
xoj

corine said...

I'd move into the room with the green chairs today. It looks as uncomfortable as it is HIP.

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

When I first started looking at this post, I thought yellow and black...not for me. But I really liked some of your pictures! Thanks for making me think twice. Now, I am tagging you! One photo, all you.

Natalie said...

I do like yellow in small amounts - your post is very educational in how to introduce just the right amount to a room. Keep up the good work!