The past few years have seen greens and oranges in the home decor spotlight, but that's about to change, as the primary colors blue and yellow muscle back into the forefront. Jennifer Forker, Associated Press "Orange has started to run its course," says Jack Bredenfoerder, president of Color Marketing Group, an association of color design professionals.
As in the fashion world, with its punch of yellow in bangles, bags and heels, the color often described as "sunny" and "energetic" is returning as a primary accent color in home design.
What we wear often determines how we decorate. "It's in fashion now, then in our homes," says Bredenfoerder.
The yellow he sees stepping off the runways is the calmer tones, combined with neutral colors. Yellow is especially attractive as an accent for whites, grays and black, although Bredenfoerder warns that too much black with yellow can make a jarring contrast.
"You can use yellow as a bridge from the cooler colors of summer to the warmer colors of fall," says Sonu Mathew, an interior designer with paint company Benjamin Moore.