Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Let the Sunshine In...!

Mmmm yellow...

Yellow is wonderfully fresh in all its shades: butter, lemon, wheat, daisy, from pale cream to a more vibrant sun shade- it brightens up a home by injecting an element of summer into it. Unless you really are misguided when selecting the right shade, it invariably succeeds in looking fresh, clean, and natural. Pair it with soft or vibrant shades of blue, pink, white, greens, and more and you will create a summery palette that lifts your spirits when you enter your home. 

I am excited that my story in the magazine has a focus on some of my favourite colours: soft blues, cool grays, and a sunny yellow. In fact, after seeing some of the photos from my shoot, I felt energized and in need of a bit of yellow in my house. I decided to take a quick rummage through my linen cupboard for pillow cases and other bits and bobs to sprinkle some sunshine around my home. Even the whiteness of winter (via snow, of course) lends itself so well to a jolt of yellow (think eggs...sunny side up, or a tart slice of lemon meringue pie). In fact, let your favourite yellow food (at least aesthetically speaking) be your colour guide. Me, I'm partial to the custard yellows, the butter shades, and the occasional lemon drop to liven things up!

Summer with Matthew Mead holds a plethora of colour to inspire everyone. Pages upon pages of great decorating, entertaining, design projects, and even a bit of fashion will leave you armed and ready for a glorious and stylish summer season!

(blogged by Linda MacDonald)

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  1. Love the yellows and the colors you are using for your summer issue are MY colors-can't wait to see!

  2. I'm a big fan of yellow too. You've inspired me to get out my green custard cups and yellow vintage books!

  3. Yellow just makes me smile -- it is such a happy little color.

  4. I have no idea how I haven't found this site until now but am SO glad I did!! *Amy


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