One of the most classic ways to add a touch of spring to any room is with yellow and green. Instead of a pastel yellow, choose a vibrant shade of yellow such as lemon or canary and mix it with a grassy shade of green.
Lemon Meringue potentilla (Potentilla fruticosa ‘Bailmeringue’) is a flower powerhouse, unfurling yellow, rose-like blooms all summer long. Butterflies can’t resist the plant, along with other pollinators. Small, round plants are drought tolerant once established and deer resistant. Grows 2 to 3 feet tall and wide. Hardy in Zones 2-6.
Millennials tend to expect instant results. The lemons on this tree are testing gardener Lauren Swanson's patience. "These take forever to turn yellow. We're keeping the instructions on the plant so we're sure we don't kill it," she says.
The pastel blue paint on the kitchen island makes a statement in this primarily white kitchen. Other pops of color, like the bright yellow lemons and green floral wall clock, help keep this cottage kitchen lively.
This modern outdoor dining area features a painted gray wood plank table complete with vibrant red placemats and white dishware. Clear glass bowls with bright yellow lemons and white candles are used as an easy yet eye-catching centerpiece, creating a festive yet laidback outdoor dining experience.
This contemporary kitchen keeps it simple and beautiful by pairing rift oak cabinets with stainless steel appliances. The deep brown chairs offer a nice contrast and the lemon center piece gives the room a subtle pop of color.
The large deck around this pool has plenty of room for lounging and outdoor entertaining. There's a big dining table, casual and friendly with benches. Outdoor chaises get the shade of lemon yellow umbrellas.