Decorating & Design

February 24, 2011

Decorating With Citrine

Blue has seen a lot of hype over the past few months, and now many people believe honeysuckle is the next on-trend shade. Still, it’s citrine that I can’t get enough of! I’ve spotted this warm yellow shade everywhere these days, and the more I see it, the more I love it!

Citrine works great as an accent, or even as a paint colour. It’s a versatile colour because it’s bold and crisp, yet still earthy, allowing it to mix well with both warm and cool palettes — I love it with grey-blue, chalky-whites and taupey-greys.

My favourite version of citrine is by Farrow & Ball, called Babouche No. 223. It’s bold as a wall colour, so even the professionals suggest a test spot before committing to an entire room.

Another option is this stunning wallpaper, also by Farrow & Ball. The white background softens the warm yellow, but still looks fresh.

If you’re not brave enough to paint or paper an entire wall in citrine, try it as artwork.

Accessories offer another way to get a dose of this great colour. Dwell Studio has a gorgeous collection of bedding, pillows and fabrics in citrine.

West Elm has also been using a lot of citrine for various accessories and lighting.

Keep an eye out for citrine! It’s a great colour that could add a bit of punch to almost any interior!

See our Yellow Rooms photo gallery for more tips on incorporating yellow.

Photo credits:
1. Babouche No. 223, Farrow & Ball
2. Versailles, BP 2611, Farrow & Ball
3. From Traditional Home’s Signature Style, via Doxa Design Group
4a. Peacock Citrine Duvet Set, Dwell Studio
4b. New Gate Citrine Pillow, Dwell Studio
5a. Vintage Blossom-Citrine Fabric, Dwell Studio
5b. Draper Stripe Ash Standard Shams, Dwell Studio
6a. Dimpled Drinkware, West Elm
6b. Industrial Pendant, West Elm