Color of the Month: Decorating with Mustard

Yes, mustard… don’t turn away yet! It’s not a beautiful-sounding color like lilac or coral or buttercup, but mustard – when used properly – can truly be a great shade for decorating your home. Like other yellows, it pairs well with neutrals, especially grays and white, as well as other citrusy colors (orange, green) and blues. To lower the commitment factor (and mustard is a BIG commitment), try incorporating it in smaller and/or more temporary ways.

Skeptical? Read on and check out the pictures – they’re sure to change your mind.

We’re not talking drab Dijon mustard, but vibrant, zesty yellow mustard. Pantone has jumped on the mustard wagon (distantly related to the turnip truck) with Spicy Mustard in their Fall 2016 color report, calling the vibrant shade unexpected and unusual.”

Need more proof? The largest furniture trade show in the world, Salone de Mobile in Milan, prominently displayed furnishings in mustard yellow, a vivid shade used by many high-class companies to attract visitors.

Now that you’re convinced, it’s time to get a taste of this up-and-coming trendy shade.

Because mustard is a food shade, and a warm one at that, it’s perfect for kitchens and dining areas:

Dining Room by New Mood Design LLC
Kitchen by Holland and Green Architectural Design
Dining Room by TEW Design Studio
Kitchen by Smith & Vansant Architects PC
Dining Room by Tobi Fairley Interior Design
Brighten the bathroom without blindingly sunshine-y yellow:
Bathroom by B&Q
Bathroom by Lizette Marie Interior Design
Bathroom by Renewal Design-Build
Bathroom by Corynne Pless
Bathroom by Chelsea Atelier Architect, PC
Bathroom by Morph Interior Ltd
Punch up bedrooms and living spaces with a kick of mustard; enough to cheer you up, not too much to interfere with your relaxation time:
Living Room by risa boyer architecture
Living Room by Ryan
Living Room by Tobi Fairley Interior Design
Bedroom by Blankstone
Bedroom by Shaw Coates
Family Room by Martha O’Hara Interiors
Family Room by Grace Home Design, Inc.
Nursery by Karen B Wolf Interiors, Associate ASID
Forget about gray days; every day will be sunny with a dash of mustard added to the great outdoors.
Exterior by Michael Sisti
Exterior by Castanes Architects PS
Pool by Anthony Wilder Design/Build, Inc.
Landscape by Dan Nelson, Designs Northwest Architects

So… are you ready to join the mustard madness?