Color of the Month, March 2014: Freesia
Take inspiration from 20 refreshing looks and see how Pantone's bold yellow can brighten up your rooms
Saturated yellow Freesia is center stage in Pantone's Spring 2014 Fashion Color Report. The world authority on color say the tropical floral-inspired shade is "a blazing yellow that is sure to illuminate." This invigorating hue has been on the This Old House radar for some time. We love it on painted cottage kitchen cabinets, charming stenciled walls, and gracious barn-style doors. Here are exciting examples of the vibrant yellow to help enliven your home.
A punchy painted floor helps harness light in this charming kitchen remodel.
A deeper shade of yellow highlights crown molding and ceiling beam details.
Saturated yellow walls warm up graphic black and white accents in a geometric dining room.
Saffron yellow walls and an olive green built-in bed and trim play up the orange tones in a guest bedroom's wood floor.
Bold paneling appears to glow from within when coated in this medium-yellow tint.
Varied stencils create a custom-wallpaper look against a rich citrus yellow.
Steeped gold and bright-white trim brings out the red in mahogany front entry doors and heart-pine floors.
A blank wall and bold paint mimic the classic, gleaming subway tile look.
Black hardware on a yellow barn-style door lightens up this mudroom's dark-painted floor.
Crisp white creates a classic, soothing pattern over mustard yellow for a period wallpaper look.
Golden base kitchen cabinets anchor this one-of-a-kind kitchen.
A blaze of saturated art deco tile, complete with chevrons and Moorish arches, creates a fun environment in this period bath.
Aged furniture, a cast-iron sink, open shelving, and deep yellow walls create a cozy kitchen suited for post-dinner lingering.
Yellow walls and a framed vintage American flag keep traditional details from looking stuffy in a foyer that dates back to the Civil War.