A large painting above the neutral couch injects color and personality into the HGTV Green Home 2012 living room. Putty-colored paneling and a distressed plant stand downplay the contemporary furniture and vibrant, citron yellow throw pillows, creating a casual and relaxed atmosphere.
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.
A vibrant, pop-art-cum-cubism style framed print fits this playroom's bold and colorful, yet refined scheme. Modern, round green stools possesses a curved seat meant to hug the body for ultra-comfortable seating and aesthetic appeal. The striped wall, while bold, doesn't go over-the-top thanks to grounding elements in complimenting colors, like the carpet and stools.
A slide-out component on this striking, citron-painted island is a baker's dream. The island, along with a window treatment in the same hue, provide bold swaths of color in this all-white traditional kitchen. Dark hardwood underfoot grounds the space and warms it up.
A mix of natural elements blends harmoniously in the loft and stairwell of this modern and minimal home. From the concrete floor to the rustic wood accent wall to the natural wood ceiling, the surfaces help connect the home's interiors to its rugged natural setting. Citron bedding draws the eye to the light-filled sleeping loft.
A trio of skylights bathes this traditional, farmhouse-style kitchen in natural light, while four pendant lights offer plenty of task lighting for the island breakfast bar. White cabinetry hides appliances and extends to the ceiling for extra storage, while a soft spring green on the island adds an unexpected punch of color.
This minimal, modern home blurs the lines between indoors and out with walls of glass that open to the patio and pool. In the living room, a chartreuse sofa provides a single jolt of color beside the sleek, clean-lined fireplace.
Spring greens and crisp while millwork turn this sunny kitchen into a happy space for cooking, dining and simply enjoying life. French doors, transom windows and skylights bring in loads of natural light. Meanwhile, contemporary light fixtures add a splash of modern style to the room's traditional farmhouse feel.
The farmhouse kitchen in this fully renovated Cape Cod-style home abounds with luxurious and functional details. White cabinetry extends to the ceiling for added storage, while a trio of skylights bathes the island in natural light. The spring green color of the island is an unexpected touch of whimsy in the traditional space.
The intricate pattern on the drum shade pendant is repeated on the backs of upholstered dining chairs, while seats are swathed in the same green as the interior of two built-in china cabinets. The result is a perfectly pulled together space loaded with casual charm. Traditional architectural details include a paneled, beamed ceiling and transom windows.