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Trending Color Alert: Citron Yellow Is Hot Stuff

August 06, 2018

Integrate this happy, happening color into your home design scheme.

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Photo: Melanie Acevedo

Stay on the Citron Side of the Street

Yellow is the perfect color for spring; especially citron—a warm, smile-inducing shade that evokes sunny skies and bright, cheery flowers. This year citron yellow is one of the most popular choices in design and decor. The shade is having an incredible moment, being spotted in everything from bright and cheery textiles to colorful wallpaper. You likely even spotted it at the royal wedding, a la Amal Clooney’s stunning dress. While yellow is immediately stunning when you’re wearing it, designing with it at home can be a little tricky. But don’t get discouraged; with just a little work it can be one of the most beautiful colors in your space. Here are just a few of the ways that citron yellow can brighten up your home.

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Photo: Seth Caplan

In a Busy Space

For a more advanced use of a bold color like citron yellow, try using it to break up the activity in a busy space that mixes lots of elements. In this living room, the bright yellow coffee table at the center of it all gives the eye a place to rest amidst the patterns, paintings and stylish furnishings.

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Photo: Patrick Cline

Try it With Pattern

Yellow is a strong color, and part of what can make it a challenge to work with in the home is how easily it can overwhelm the other colors in a space. One simple solution is to break up the color yellow by using it in a patterned piece. On this bed, the simple infusion of white in the bright, citron yellow of this pillow creates a beautiful pattern that fits perfectly into this minimalist bedscape. The Haze pillow is a modern take on ikat in today’s latest color.

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Photo: Seth Caplan

In the Bathroom

Usually, bathrooms are a study in functional furnishings and neutral color palettes. But there is an easy way to liven up the landscape of your powder room without a big investment. Add a single accessory to take the color palette in a new and exciting direction. For this bathroom a bright shades enters with the addition of this Chinese garden stool painted in a stunning citron hue.

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