Forecast: Sunny

Some say yellow is having a moment. Others ask when the color of sunshine ever went out of style? One of the best qualities of this happy hue is its ability to play well with other colors — white, orange, blue or pink, black, brown, gray or green.

On their own, yellow hues have an energizing effect. Just a few bursts can cheer up a whole house like a welcome shot of sunshine. Whether you choose a perky sunflower shade or opt for a quiet buttery hue, few colors have yellow’s power to brighten and uplift your home indoors or out.

  • Keep cool and block those UV rays under Tucci’s Plantation classic umbrella available in five shapes, multiple sizes and a variety of colorways.


  • Thibaut’s Summer Stripe wallpaper shows how bright yellow and moody gray make perfect bedside companions.


  • Lattice Lemon placemats from Chilewich are suitable for indoor/outdoor use.


  • On a hot summer day, nothing is as refreshing as a heaping scoop of ice cream. This one served up in Costa Nova stoneware.


  • Kim Seybert’s East West Napkin and Tree Peony Napkin Ring bring the garden to the table in a bright and ladylike setting.


  • Don’t forget the chips and dip. Kate Spade’s new Lemon Melamine Collection won’t chip or crack and is dishwasher safe.


  • Loloi’s indoor/outdoor pillows can add a pop of color anywhere you want it.


  • Schumacher’s inspiration board follows the yellow brick road with an array of fabrics, wallpapers and trims in sun-kissed shades.


  • Woodard’s Beach Ball Pillow is lighthearted and fun.


  • Yellow’s versatility spans every decorating style. Hancock & Moore’s Clara Chair, shown in Kip Sunshine leather, has a cool midcentury vibe.


  • Upholstered in Mont Blanc Citrine, Wesley Hall calls this their “Charming Chair.” We say why not?


  • After white, yellow is the strongest color that reflects light. This breakfast room shows its sunny side with a buttery shade of Hawthorne Yellow balanced by crisp Acadia White from Benjamin Moore. Graphic black and white pillows make a chic contrasting color statement.


  • A little sunshine on a rainy day. Pillow by Eric & Christopher.