When I was eleven years old, I remember flipping through the pages of my Spring 1986 issue of Seventeen magazine and seeing the most gorgeously chic bedroom ev-ah! The comforter was a tubular striped yellow/gray and the curtains an awesome yellow/gray polka-dot. I excitedly ran upstairs to share my new found passion for yellow and gray with my mother. Mom, there is a new color combination out now. Isn’t it fabulous??? She glanced at my page and replied flatly, “Yellow and gray was popular back when I was your age. I grew up with it. It’s a very cold look.” My mom has fabulous taste, but her style is highly traditional and everything about this bedroom screamed trendy contemporary. Drat! No new yellow and gray bedroom for me. However, I quickly latched onto peach and mint green and received a bedroom makeover in those more mom-friendly colors and all was right in my pre-teen world once again :).
Here are some more current inspiration pics that I’m loving right now. As you’ll be able to tell, my love for this contemporary fad bends more towards the traditional. What can I say? I’m my mother’s daughter after all!
How do you feel about combining a sunny with a gray day? It somehow works, no? If you have yellow walls throughout your home and are trying to find a way to update your look, this may just be it!