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On Trend: Yellow and Gray

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They might seem like an odd couple, but smoky gray and poppy yellow is an “opposites attract” kind of pairing. When put together they highlight each other’s strengths—the yellow bringing out warm tones in the gray and the gray pleasantly mellowing the yellow. The palette can be used in any room, but seems to work especially well in a sultry gray bedroom. Here are some inspiring ways others have used the combo.


Source: Pinned by Jessica Theberge

Yellow in the curtains and sideboard give this room more pop than more subtle accents would.


Designed by Summer Thornton and featured on Design Sponge

Similar velvet textures in the pillows and the bench give this cozy, multi-colored nook a sense of cohesiveness.

Bright Bazaar

Bright Bazaar

Yellow and gray hues looks as much at home in this mid-century modern look as they do in more contemporary settings.

Check back tomorrow for some ideas to shop the look!

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