Gen Z Yellow: you are about to see this color everywhere,
By now you’ve probably heard of Gen Z Yellow.
While yellow can be a polarizing color to wear, anything on the spectrum from lemon to mustard—which is where Gen Z Yellow lies—tends to be pretty easy to work with in design. Most designers and color experts seem to agree that yellows infuse a space with optimism, energy and cheeriness, which are all good things in my book.
So like other “it colors,” you can absolutely get after the Gen Z Yellow glow with your furniture, textile, accessory and decorative finish picks.
Here’s how to get started.
Paint is still the cheapest, easiest way to make a big splash in a space, and true Gen Z Yellow vibes are easy to channel when you give your walls a coat of color that is spot on. Take
Of course, there are more subtle ways of using paint. It’s always a good idea to throw some shade (literally) onto an architectural element, like the owner of this mid-century modern front door did. Yellow gives off cheery, welcoming vibes naturally, so it’s a great choice for exterior doors, shutters or window boxes. How Gen Z apropos is that cactus, too?
You don’t have to live in a super cool Palm Springs pad to pull off Gen Z Yellow. You can paint an interior door, moldings, or even your fireplace and/or mantel area. The big advantage here, other than keeping costs down, is you can easily change it back to neutral or the next color that comes down the design pipeline without much effort.
Furniture is another obvious place to bring in Gen Z Yellow, if you’re in the market for a sofa or even accent chairs. But Gen Z Yellow upholstery (or painted wood/powder coated metal) isn’t for the faint of heart. That said, looking at blogger (and sometimes Apartment Therapy contributor!)
If you’re generally a little color shy, you could pick something that’s a little more on the mustard side, so it reads as a neutral.
Often the best way to get in on a trend, at least when it comes to decor, is through textiles because they’re relatively inexpensive and easy to change. Some of us even do this seasonally already. A bathroom is a great place that often can use a little brightening up, so why not bring in a Gen Z Yellow shower curtain, bath mat or towels? Or all three?
Bedding is a little bit more of an investment, but doable. Try a Gen Z Yellow throw if you’re on a budget.
Or you could do a headboard, or a behind-the-bed focal wall with temporary wallpaper like photographer
And of course, Gen Z Yellow pillows are always a non-committal option, in a living room and beyond.