I’m looking at the gaggle of daffodils I planted in our yard last fall and noticing how vibrant the yellow looks on gray spring days. It’s definitely not a color that shies away from the spotlight! Even though dark neutrals are my comfort zone, I can’t help falling in love with all the lemon, mustard, and butter shades popping up in my favorite stores. Check out the happiest new yellow finds I rounded up for wearing and decorating…

I think there’s a yellow for everyone – like Jess mentioned in her ode to the orange spring color trend, you just have to find one that flatters your coloring. This article on How to wear yellow for your skin tone breaks it down into an easy formula:

Light to Fair: Dark or golden yellows like mustard, saffron, honey, butterscotch (I fall into this category and love wearing these colors to brighten up my face, it really works with auburn hair) For example, here are Emma Stone and Michelle Williams killing it on the red carpet in yellows for pale skin.

Medium: Vibrant, bright and clear yellows like lemon, school bus yellow, dandelion. J. Lo and Vanessa Hudgens demonstrate this color theory nicely.

Dark: Pretty much anything from pastel yellow to neon! Here’s Beyonce doing whatever the hell she wants in a flourescent pantsuit and coordinating bra, and Lupita Nyong’o looking gorgeous in a buttery Victoria Beckham dress.

As for decorating with yellow, it goes so well with gray that’s been the “it” color for quite a while now. Yellow accents pop in gray painted rooms, on gray couches, with gray kitchen cabinets, on gray countertops, on gray dresser tops, desks or bedside tables – you get the idea. Yellow rugs, vases, throw pillows, bowls, candles – it’s easy to find a piece that’s perfect for your space. I also love it paired with black and white for a clean, classic look – think a bathroom or kitchen with white subway tile, black or oil rubbed bronze fixtures and a sunny yellow accent rug. Aaand I’m running back to Pinterest to (pretend) plan a bathroom reno…

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