Color+Inspiration: Yellow+Gray

Hey everyone! I must admit that I’ve been having my eyes on the beautiful color combination yellow & gray for quite a long time and still, never put together a color inspiration post featuring this combo. Small intro: Anna of In honor of design asked our opinion about a new header for her blog (we needed to choose one of three designs), the first design was created with yellow & gray colors and I was smitten by the simplicity and elegance of it! The muted shades of both these colors are such a well balanced mix, perfectly completing each other and creating the feeling of aesthetic charm and sense of style. Of course I voted for the first design Anna had to choose from, but I couldn’t stop thinking about this combination. So yesterday I browsed all the possible sites on the Internet and I found some gorgeous rooms (and not only) decorated with yellow & gray:

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Muted sounds good, but the bright tones of yellow & gray won’t hurt too! Maybe even a neon yellow in a charcoal kitchen? (see below)

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I can’t stop staring at these pictures, they’re so inspiring! When seeing these colors together, the ideas come floating to me and I kinda like this, although I think I might become obsessed with them.

What do you think, lovelies? Where would be the best to use this combination: a modern kitchen or a peaceful living room?

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11 Responses to “Color+Inspiration: Yellow+Gray”

  1. Jess
    07. Jul, 2010 at 4:47 pm #

    I am obsessed with yellow! And where did you find that clutch purse? Adorable!

  2. Holly
    07. Jul, 2010 at 5:49 pm #

    Wow! These photos are absolutly gorgeous! I love the yellow and grey together….they work perfectly.

  3. Ludmila
    07. Jul, 2010 at 6:19 pm #

    Jess, I found the clutch on Etsy, you can see it here

    Holly, totally agree! glad you liked the pictures I found :)

  4. Sandy a la Mode
    07. Jul, 2010 at 6:24 pm #

    i am smitten with the color combo as well!!! i was finally able to decorate my basement bathroom with this combo, it’s my favorite room in the house, LOL!

  5. and flowers pick themselves
    07. Jul, 2010 at 8:21 pm #

    i adore the stripes. great post!

    xo Alison

  6. Jaime @ La vie...J'aime
    07. Jul, 2010 at 9:38 pm #

    Love yellow & gray! My bedroom is yellow, gray, b&w :) I am always looking for new items!

  7. Riki Zarris
    07. Jul, 2010 at 10:34 pm #

    I am totally undecided on a color theme for a project at work and needed some inspiration so I clicked on your tweet and what an unexpected treat. I didn’t mean for that to rhyme I swear!

  8. Ludmila
    07. Jul, 2010 at 10:44 pm #

    Sandy, yellow & gray bathroom must look stunning! great choice.xo

    Alison, who doesn’t love stripes? :), thank you!

    Jaime, yellow, gray, black & white is the most stylish combo ever I guess! I love the idea!

    Riki, so funny that I actually used one of your prints for this post :). you’re doing a great job, I really loved it. xo

  9. Jess
    08. Jul, 2010 at 3:53 pm #

    thanks for the clutch info! <3

  10. Nastya
    08. Jul, 2010 at 7:27 pm #

    my choice – light yellow + light gray! xoxo

  11. Anita Martens
    23. Nov, 2010 at 6:42 am #

    All of the pictures are so inspiring…..

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