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Bring a little sunshine into your home

Warm, sunny and cheerful – yellow is a great go to colour for boosting the mood. 


After all, what could be more uplifting than a splash of sunshine?  

As our colour of the month, we are currently obsessed with all things yellow!

It can be such a great colour to use when upcycling furniture, transforming something old and drab into a bright focal piece for a room. 


It’s bang on trend too. Each year, Pantone names its Colour of the Year, predicting which colours will be in vogue over the coming months. This year one of the two chosen colours is Illuminating Yellow.

[Pantone Color of the Year 2021 / Introduction | Pantone] Pantone explains: “Illuminating is aspirational and gives us hope. We need to feel that everything is going to get brighter – this is essential to the human spirit.” 


And it’s fair to say that many of us could do with a little mood boost after the year we have all been through.  


The second Pantone colour of the year is Ultimate Grey, a fantastic pairing with a vibrant yellow. Blue and monochrome colour schemes will also work well with this strong design choice. 


Used indoors or outdoors, yellow works well for both classical and modern looks, though it’s fair to say that it should be used with a certain amount of caution as too much can be a little overwhelming on the senses! 


As one of the three primary colours, yellow can’t be mixed or formed from other colours.  


Obviously though, you can add other colours to it to change the shade and tone. At Little Gems Interiors we are proud stockists of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™ and they mix and blend beautifully so you can create exactly the right colour for your project.

 As ever Annie Sloan doesn’t disappoint with her selection of yellow Chalk Paint™ which is the perfect option for upcycling projects. Complementary wall paints are also available to help complete your look. 


From mustard to soft cream, Annie Sloan has been inspired by the history of colour when developing each of her yellows.  


Here’s a quick look at our top three yellows from the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™ range to inspire your next project. 


Annie Sloan Chalk Paint English Yellow 

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint English Yellow

 Like sunshine in a tin, this shade was inspired by the development of Chrome Yellow pigment – the first non-earthy yellow used in 19th Century English drawing rooms – as well as the yellow found in Chinese hand-painted wallpaper.

It’s also a great fifties vintage colour.



Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Tilton   


Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Tilton

A deep, bright mustard yellow Chalk Paint™, Tilton is one of three exclusive colours Annie has created as a part of the Annie Sloan with Charleston collaboration.

The colour was inspired by the beautifully painted circle motif on Vanessa Bell’s decorative wardrobe from 1917 in Charleston Farmhouse.



Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Cream 

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Cream


This smooth neutral is based on the traditional creamy yellow used on old woodwork. You can use it as part of a retro fifties look or pair it with Paris Grey for a vintage French look.




Why not visit our online shop and have a browse at some of the beautiful yellow accessories we have in stock such as our Fleur mustard cushion [Fleur Mustard Cushion – Little Gems Interiors] and Doura mustard throw Doura Mustard Throw – Little Gems Interiors.