This spring, one of the hottest colors to enter home design is one that is laced with ancient roots. Originally made of clay and used on the plaster walls of beautiful Tuscany, is the rich and deep ochre yellow, a yellow that can add brightness and energy to your space in a more subdued way than the manner that a bright yellow can.
Ranging from the golden yellow of a wheat field on a cool fall day, to a light brown of a worn country hardwood floor, the tone and hue of ochre yellow can vary tremendously from pale to dark and golden yellow to brown, allowing you to choose the shade that best complements your home.
Ochre yellow is commonly described as being calming and earthy, and when used in accessories, the color adds a sense of elegance and richness to your space. Not only does the color create visual appeal to your home, but it also adds a feeling of coziness when the color is brought to your walls. Pair the yellow with rich velvet, teal, purples and jewel tones for a punch.
With its ability to stimulate appetite, ochre yellow is a perfect fit for your kitchen, especially those with a Mediterranean or Spanish style home. Ochre yellow adds depth and a distinguished classic look when paired with terra-cotta tile floors in your kitchen, making it a room of warmth.
How would you use ochre yellow in your home design?