• A Jolly Good Yellow

    Posted on 26th October 2011 by Chris.

    Yellow Roller Blinds

    Yellow is the strongest colour, psychologically. For this reason, it is widely used to attract attention and enhance visibility. Examples of such are the use of yellow in “Caution” signs for various situations, it is famously used in New York to make official taxis more recognisable and it is even used by the RAF's Search and Rescue Force to make their aircraft, the Westland Sea King, easier to see at a distance. Because it is such a strong colour, any large expanses of yellow that you wish to introduce into your home would be recommended to be toned down, rather than use an intensely bright yellow. Using particular tones of yellow in the wrong proportion to other colours in your colour scheme is believed to evoke instinctive feelings of emotional distress, fear and anxiety. However, an effective use of a sensible yellow, such as a rich cream colour, can motivate the intellect, as well as inspire senses of optimism, confidence and friendliness. There are, of course, home accessories that can be placed in a room to benefit from the colour's energising power. Introducing some yellow window blinds can be an effective way to help a sunshine deprived, north-facing room achieve a much brighter look. White and Yellow can vividly compliment each other and even if the colours result in a room that looks too insipid, you can bring in some black adornments or graphics to add some detail and make the room more tasteful. The larger furnishings in the room can be chosen to give a significant amount of luminosity to the room. west elm offer home furniture with quaint and contemporary designs, including sofas and chairs that are available in, amongst other colours, a soft yellow named 'dandelion'. Or if you would rather choose a different colour for the seating, you can still add the colour in the form of soft furnishings; the curtains, throws and cushions.The Shimmer Sunshine curtain fabric, available from various curtain suppliers, is a light-reflecting fabric that is sure to brighten the room. For more continuation of this colour scheme, in a north-facing or any other room, Concept Handtufting Ltd specialise in the design and supply of bespoke area rugs and would be able to provide a unique rug to suit your room plan.

    To further the incorporation of yellow into your interior, but in slightly more subtle measures, you could display some accessories that will add style while serving a function. Vita Audio's R1 Tabletop Radio is available in a limited edition yellow lacquer and, being a product by award-winning Vita Audio, will produce high quality sound from either the radio or a plugged in MP3 device. Controliss Electric Window Blinds are also available in a selection of yellow tones. Our Remote Control Roller Blinds can be produced with different fabric colours, prints and textures that include various creams as well as other more gold or shaded yellow styles. It can be hard to visualise how each fabric would look in your home, judging by the website picture alone, that is why Controliss send free fabric samples to anyone who requests them, to allow the customer to better decide which material they want for their blind.

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  • And They Call It Mellow Yellow

    Posted on 10th January 2011 by yasmin.

    Think the sun, lemons and electric light, the list is endless...... Yellow is a brightly stunning yet understated and underused colour that really can add fun and brightness as well as sheer genius to your decor depending on what you decide to combine your yellow shades with. The key to using yellow in your home is to not over kill it, carefully choose your shade of yellow and combine it carefully, allow the colour enough space to stand alone but support it with other shades and colours that can hold their own. In this instance, most prominently, warm browns and fresh whites are what I am going to base my palette on. Yellow can be used in a very modern manner, picture this; white walls with one block wall of strong, bright yellow; shades of browns with wooden furniture and an electric wood blind , and perhaps a hint of acid green for a jolt of something unexpected and exciting. If the thought of having white walls is too cold for your liking, then why not go for a light shade of brown on your walls, accompanied by a Daffodil yellow or lemon grass vertical blind as a statement piece? If you’re not keen on yellow being on your walls or windows, however, then why not add slight glimpses of yellow to your home via your accessories. Yellow cushions and throws can add zest and brightness to your living room or bedroom. Alternatively you could use yellow accessories such as vases and picture frames, which will add electric touches to your home. The possibilities really are endless, so don’t hide behind demure colours, add some electricity to your home, whether it be a little or a lot, your home will be instantly brightened!

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  • Sunny Yellows in October

    Posted on 20th October 2010 by jenny.

    Who says autumn is only for oranges and reds? Incorporate some yellow hues into your home and have a burst of sunshine even on the chilliest of autumn evenings. Colour psychologists say that the colour yellow can boost one's self-esteem and increase happiness. It's also reported that yellow can make your memory sharp and intensify your concentration, making it an ideal colour in office spaces and study rooms. According to Van Gogh, "yellow is capable of charming God" and made use of this strong and vibrant colour in his paintings. Yellow produces endearing warmth when added into home decor from the daintiest shade of butter to the more vivid citrus. Infuse your home with yellow’s energetic vibe with Controliss electric blinds. When you're deciding on which shade of yellow you'd like to include in your home, think about how your interior lighting will affect the colour. Daylight rarely affects yellow, but incandescent bulbs can intensify its shade. Always remember that yellow has warm and cool undertones, for example, warm yellows with red or orange undertones will go well in warm-toned rooms that have dark furnishings, such as our Venetian blinds in Satin Summer.  On the other hand, cool yellows with green or blue undertones look great in natural and neutral décor, such as our Vertical blinds in Daffodil or Buttercup. Soft yellows can look great in a country-style room, while a stronger yellow can transform any dark room into a cheery and modern place. Yellow can be a great asset especially in a black and white room. It neutralises the two contrasting shades and makes it less overwhelming overall. Yellow can be made crisper and more modern with white, producing a refreshingly simple atmosphere. Be careful in using too much yellow so introduce it sparingly such as just in your window decorations. Aside from neutral colours, yellow will look wonderful in orange and red hues to make a room warmer. Remember to vary the shades to give your room some depth. You can also use purple to add visual contrast to a room. If you’re using yellow in your bedroom, make it more relaxing and bring out the cooler tones by incorporating serene shades of lilac and blue. Pair an orange yellow with aubergine for a richer and more exotic colour combination. Bring some yellow shades into your home in autumn and let this luminous colour brighten and warm your home.

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