Friday, April 29, 2011

Yes to yellow?

Remember how I mentioned I need a little color around here? 

I decided to be brave and go with some yellow. As the lovely Catherine Denton said in her latest post: yellow is not the color of cowards!  It's a hard color to match in my opinion, which is why I don't go for it. Besides it looks terrible with my skin tone.

So, to try it out in a small dose, I got out some yellow and some red tissue paper to make flowers, put them on a yellow bowl and plate I had around, and plopped them on top of my kitchen table. By the way, if you'd like to try and make these flowers, I found the tutorial (and all the other amazing tutorials) over at Creative Jewish Mom. Hers look so much more beautiful than mine, so you should definitely check them out!

Hmmm, still not sure if I can go for yellow. Maybe if I use a different color plate? Maybe this is too much yellow?

What colors are you skeptical of?


  1. I love yellow! I like the plate...but maybe a white bowl would be better. Then the flowers would stand out. I seriously look forward to your posts everyday :)

  2. That's right, yellow is buttery and beautiful NOT cowardly! Poor yellow, it gets a bad rap. Your flowers are adorable.

  3. You are brave to try yellow :)
    I've tried it before and never can get it right.
    My daughter's room is painted a pale yellow, though, and I never get tired of it. It looks great with so many pastel colors and pretty florals.

  4. I agree with Maggie - a white bowl would make the flowers really pop. I think the flowers look great. Makayla would have them torn to tiny bits by now, though ;)

  5. Amei o amarelo!!! as tijelas não sei como chama ai, o bom que dá pra trocar os cores das flores sempre que enjoar.vou lá dar uma espiadinha porque gostei muito!
    Bjos Carinhosos!
    ótimo final de semana!!!