Colour Combo’s – Black and Yellow

Black and yellow is a powerful mix.  We associate yellow with sunshine (remember that) happiness, and optimism.  It stimulates the senses and is perfect when combined with strong sophisticated darker tones of black and grey.

It’s a strong colour so use with caution.  A little goes a long way, simply adding an element of yellow into your design scheme can bring a room alive.

There are only 3 yellow elements in this room by Apartment Therapy yet the colour really pops out against the industrial feel to the rest of the room.


Here’s another example of how one single element can add a touch of flair to a space.


There’s a very sophisticated feel to this image from my Pinterest Board


I just love love love this quirky space from Brooklyn Bride.  This is the design studio of Regas New York who design wedding stationery and invitations.  The painted yellow fireplace works great against the pale wall.  And I love the gallery wall feature using the companies products surrounded with backless frames.


Again yellow is only introduced in the accessory elements in this space yet the colour brings the room alive.  I love the table at the foot of the bed. Image from
This beautiful bedroom has used wallpaper as a feature headboard.  (Check out my recent post for some creative more headboard ideas) Image from CocoCozy
There’s a lot more yellow going on here than just accents.  But the units work really well teamed with the yellow pendants lamps.  You’d start your day with a spring in your step if you had your morning cuppa in this kitchen.

Again yellow accents are used to create this bright eclectic bedroom

So what do you think.  Are you ready to let some sunshine into your life? 🙂

About Karen

My name is Karen Hughes and I'm an Interior Designer from Dublin, Ireland. I’m passionate about design and I started this blog as a way to connect with others just as passionate as myself. I tend to ramble on about all sorts of things, projects I’m working on, people, places and things that inspire me (and some that don’t). So put the kettle on, get comfy and settle in. I hope you enjoy your visit and don't forget to say hello. Visit my website to find out more about my services and view my work.

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