Nothing says “happy” quite like sunshine yellow!
Why is it that we tend to shy away from yellow in our design elements?
This post will show you how I used FIVE shades of yellow on ONE single piece fo furniture for a design element WIN!
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I found this hutch at a local auction.
I realize it is stunning as it is! However….. I had been asked by Heirloom Traditions Paint Company to artistically paint a fabulous statement piece of furniture using all five shades of their yellow!
Well as I mentioned above…most of us do not use yellow for more than just pops of color…much less FIVE shades on a LARGE piece!
I studied the five shades and chose my favorite….which happens to be Sundance. This bright and cheerful yellow would be the focal color….with Lantern as the highlights. I opted to display the other shades (Squash, Brittlebrush and Kingdom Gold) as a backdrop….in a subtle yet dramatic way.
lease remember when you are painting true antique furniture….you must be prepared for bleed-through of tannins. I coated this entire piece in a coat of both Shellac AND Ultra Guard Primer to prevent this from happening.
I refer to the backdrop as a “shattered glass” design….
It is easily achieved by taping off triangular sections with long strips of intersecting painters tape. I then simply painted each sectioned off triangle in a different shade of yellow.
This offers a fun and trendy backdrop for whatever is to be displayed without stealing the show!
The entire piece is finished off with Vintiques Top Coat in satin.
Here is the final Heirloom Traditions color card with my yellow hutch!
I love it!!!
I hope this inspires you to follow your heart when it comes to filling your space with colors that make you happy!
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