Color Crush: Acid Yellow + Grey

May 23, 2013 | Alex

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As readers of this blog know all too well, I like a neutral palette. Especially one loaded with calming grey tones. But there's something about acid yellow that's calling to me. Against a silvery grey backdrop, it has a surprisingly soothing effect-- without being a 'taupe-on-taupe' snoozefest.

I'm keen to pair the hyper modern hue with an earthy tribal print, like this killer ikat chair from Furbish Studio. (How cool is the nude print? A steal at $28-- or take home the original  for $365!) If your squeamish about acid tones, maybe a subtle neon zipper would do the trick?

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Sources  (clockwise from top left)

  1. Small Carnaby Acid Palm Lamp, Jonathan Adler - $195
  2. Nude Print II (8x10 print of original painting by Andrea M. Whalen) via Furbish Studio - $28
  3. Array Pendant, via Weego Home - $595
  4. Grey Ikat Chair, via Furbish Studio - $1,500
  5. Stripy Cushion (Grey), OYOY - $95 (available in the US via the Cool Hunter)
  6. Scamp Medium Table (yellow base/marble top), Blu Dot - $349