The process of working with shades and hues might not sound like a DIY skill at first, but today we’re here to show you otherwise! You see, whether you’re knitting, painting, designing clothes, or working on hand crafted interior decor pieces, you’re probably going to come to some point in the DIY process that involves making colour selections and choosing combinations and contrasts. So, if you think about it, colour theory is actually quite an integral part of crafting! Lately, we’ve been really obsessed with using any crafts or projects we do as opportunities to create very brightly, spring like colour schemes that help us feel refreshed and ready for a new season now that winter is finally thawing out. So, what’s our favourite colour to work with in these combinations, you ask? We find that we just can’t stop ourselves from making awesome colour combinations involving and centring upon yellow!
Just in case you love yellow colour schemes for spring crafting and decor as much as we do, here are 15 helpful resources, tips, and suggestions to get your own creative juices flowing too.
1. Colour wheel recommendations for bold yellow
If you’re a follower of fashion, decor, and colour trends like we are, then you probably already know that very bold, bright shades of yellow are all the rage right now. Personally, we’ve been enjoying pairing really bright yellows with slightly calmer, more neutral colours. We’re particularly big fans of the combinations that use a darker shade to offset the brightness of the yellow! Just in case you need a helping hand with your own bright yellow combinations or you’d like to see what we mean in more detail, check out this awesome list of visual colour wheel representations featured on My Web value.
2. Creative colours combos that look great with clothing
We’ve talked a lot about DIY and decor schemes up until this point, but what if your primary tool for showing people your creativity is in your fashion? In that case, colour combinations that work well with yellow in clothing will be especially important for you! We think the way you combine yellow (and which shade of yellow you choose) says a lot about your mood on any give day so, to help you along with choosing the contrasting shades that work best with your mood and colouring, here’s a useful combination chart created by 40 Plus Style!
3. Pale yellow with blues
Above and beyond the fact that it’s a very trendy combination of shades this year, we have always fall en completely in love with shades of yellow and blue together immediately upon encountering them. In the past, we’ve chosen brighter, deeper options on the spectrum but this year, dusty, vintage inspired shades and combinations are definitely winning the race for us. The way Intimate Weddings used denim and grey toned blues in combination with lighter, buttery yellows in a fan display as part of a wedding decor scheme is the perfect example of what we mean.
4. Yellow and soft green at home
Perhaps the thing you’re getting creative with this spring is actually your living area because you’re really feeling like a cheerful, bright upgrade after a particularly dark, chilly winter? Well, whether you’re making drastic changes by doing things like painting the walls in every single room or perhaps just re-accessorizing the lounge room that your family gathers in most often, using various shades or yellow is a great way to get that carefree, whimsical aesthetic it sounds like you might need! Rather than keeping things monochrome and overdoing the whole yellow idea, though, we’d suggest taking a look at how pretty it looks when Nashville FC combines the yellow you have in mind with a beautiful, spring-like soft green.