This weekend, I found myself in a sea of yeller when I went to "Bid Day" to see my niece, Caroline, pledge her sorority, Alpha Gamma Delta.
|My precious niece, Caroline, and her boyfriend Hayden Gunter|
|That cake was too cute to slice!|
Caroline looks fantastic in yellow, because she has olive undertones and unfortunately, I have fair skin that burns easily. When it comes to fashion, the color "yeller" doesn't make my "whole FACE sparkle". I do not own anything above my waist line in this shade. That's right, I am a "Spring" and Caroline is a "Summer".
I know you all remember "Color Me Beautiful" where they bring out the fabric samples and hold them up close to your face. When they whipped out that mustard yellow and held it up to me, I could instantly tell that me and "yeller" weren't going to have a close relationship. Instead, I discovered that "my signature colors" are bright shades of blue, grass green, watermelon and salmon. And guess what, subconsciously I have always naturally gravitated towards my signature colors and steered clear of anything close to "mellow yellow".
A few posts ago, I introduced you to one of my design crushes, Kay Douglass of South of Market. In my book, this designer has her finger on the pulse! If she told me to paint my entire house yellow...I would do it in a minute!
|Kay Douglass of South of Market|
|Kay Douglass's lake house at Lake Rabun, GA|
|Kay Douglass. (I love her window treatments so much that I have some in my own house)|
|Kay Douglass. (Her dining room is "out there" but I love it!)|
|Kay Douglass. (I love the punch of color)|
|South of Market (I think I could work with this)|
While we are on the subject of yellow, there is one more design crush I would like to introduce you to, Lee Kleinhelter. She owns a hip shop in Buckhead called Pieces. It's modern, funky and fresh. Like, Kay Douglass, Lee thinks outside of the box and when she does, she hits it out of the park. Check out how Lee loves to use yellow.
|Lee Kleinhelter's bedroom|
The way these 2 designers take yellow and use it to add a little punch makes me think maybe I should give this color another chance. Even though I personally cannot wear this color, I do think it to adds a little "pizazz" to your home and gives it that something extra that will make your "whole HOUSE sparkle"!