Mary 's "Yellow Happiness" Dining Room
I've got a Behr paint called "Cheerful Hue" on the walls. I fell in love with golden yellow years ago, in a crummy apartment where I had to paint the wallpaper, because the landlord was afraid the walls would crumble if I pulled it down. I've had a golden room in my house ever since - this color simply GLOWS in the early morning and late evening of summer, and seeing this room from my living room makes me happy, every time. The rest of the colors are obviously a mishmash of mid-century vibrancy in the various trinkets and pictures.
Color makes me happy. I've been reading decorating magazines for years, and clipping articles showing rooms that made me happy. The common elements were quirky, one-of-a-kind reused items and loads and loads of vibrant colors. The rugs from Company C and Dash and Albert are a great idea source, as has been the work of Susan Sargent and her vibrant interiors.
Don't be afraid to paint and repaint! While the yellow is semi-permanent in my dwellings, I've also had blueberry blue and apple green and (as you can see in the card catalog in my kitchen) tomato red. It's really easy to repaint if you get tired of a color, so just embrace the ones you love now.
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