The cheerfulness of yellow makes it a popular choice for children’s playrooms. There are so many shades and tints of yellow that it can be used in almost any room.
A soft shade of yellow can bring cheer and light to a dreary space. But beware of bright yellows – except in small amounts. The intensity can be overwhelming. A room that is painted all bright yellow can cause turmoil, anger, agitation, and hostility (certainly not the emotions you want to evoke in your children!).
Small doses of bright yellows added to a room with accessories add punch, cheerfully catch the eye, and make rooms feel lively.
When using the color yellow, think of natural sunlight. Soft, warm rays have a soothing and uplifting effect, while bright, hot rays can cause discomfort and disorientation.
At this time of year, when the days are getting shorter, yellow can add brightness to your home.