Trend Spotting: Bright, Sunshiney Day

The overall feeling these days is anything but bright- with the weather chilly and grey (at least where I am), the economy in utter shambles and our favorite magazines closing it’s nice to see a ray of light in the forecast- yellow. Pantone has declared yellow to be the “color of 2009”. Whether it’s in small doses in a room or walls bathed in the color, try a little yellow in your space to lift your mood.

Lee Kleinhelter is fantastic at using yellow in her modern home as well as in her shop:

Items from Pieces in the color of 09:

Pottery Barn also used a lot of yellow in their spring line:

Try adding yellow with a patterned lucite tray or hip stationery from Iomoi:

This yellow rug from Dash & Albert is a favorite of mine, it works in traditional or modern spaces. This wing chair in the middle is from Absolutely Beautiful Things’ Anna Spiro’s shop in Australia and the yellow screen at right is an amazing way to add a yellow graphic element to a room:

Kelly Wearstler loves her some yellow- specifically at the Viceroy Palm Springs which is like a homage to the color:

Use yellow in unexpected places like on a canvas as a headboard or in tile in a kitchen:

KWID’s Imperial Trellis in Citron is an amazing yellow patterned fabric- as seen here in a runner by Erika at Urban Grace (lookin‘ mighty find paired with turquoise) and Courtney’s chair from Style Court.

Yellow ikat takes care of two big ’09 trends- these place mats by Virginia Whitbeck via Stylebeat are fantastic, as are these yellow ikat pillows from Fabricadabra:

Don’t stop with just your room- add some sunshine to your wardrobe too. I love these looks I found on the Cusp website as well as my yellow dress I ADORE (and have yet to wear anywhere) from Boston designer Sara Campbell:

J.Crew’s gone lemon yellow as well. If a lot of yellow seems daunting, just try a pop of it in a bold necklace:

Even Target’s gotten into the game with some yellow gladiator sandals, a patterned trench and Indian inspired scarf:

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