Decorating with Color

Color is back! Discover how to use bright hues to transform any room—and have a little fun while you're at it.

Decorating with Yellow
Photographer: Laura Resen

How to Use Yellow

1. Add cheerful accents.

Hits of bright yellow are like seratonin supplements for a room—a little goes a long way. A few fun accents, such as leather dining chair upholstery, large-scale graphic artwork, and stems in a similar shade, are all it takes to cast a happy mood throughout your space.

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