Decorating with Black and Yellow

Decorating with black and yellow inspiration is courtesy of the lone bee buzzing around outside the window in front of my desk. February in Louisiana is known for its temperature swings and early spring previews.


Interior designers, decoristas, bloggers, photographers and fashion mavens glean some of their best ideas by taking a page from the book of natural beauty.

yellow and black flowers in a row

Photo by Honey Yanibel Minaya Cruz on Unsplash

Inspiration is everywhere and nature proves a powerful muse.

yellow-brick-cottage (1)

Several weekend getaways ago Dave the Builder and I treated ourselves to a leisurely afternoon drive through the garden district of a particular North Louisiana town complete with curb appeal ideas in mind and camera in hand.

Yellow and Black "Stay Awhile" Rectangular Door Mat

Yellow and Black “Stay Awhile” Rectangular Door Mat

Color combination perfection caught my eye enticing me to stay awhile and take in the curb and charm appeal.


 Courtney Hill Interiors

Appealing to whimsy yet classically sophisticated, decorating with the color combination black and yellow leans into warmth, depth, and dimension.


Southern Living – Photography by Laurey W. Glenn 

Decorating with Black and Yellow






DecoratingImpressive comes to mind when black meets any shade of yellow.


 Crystal Blackshaw

Back to the workings of how colors come together in both expected and unexpected harmony-


Architectural Digest – Photography by Stephen Kent Johnson

Black is a color so beautifully secure in its position on the color wheel making it a design and decorating essential.


  Rue Magazine

In other words, the color black will never fade or falter.


Occasionally what we imagine in our decorating mind’s eye as a set the bar color combination falls short on the other side of fruition.


Mistakes and missteps happen and simply become part of the trial and error process.


Aim for a coordinated contrast when pairing colors, and never shy from experimenting with color combinations.

Mustard Black  Oriental Area Rug

Mustard/Black  Oriental Area Rug

Classic through time and trend, the color black is one of the premier foundation and/or accent colors in interior decorating.


 Tracy Hardenburg Designs

Drama in decorating is more about the visual impact it adds to the quality of the space and less about the style.


Villeroy & Boch Audun Dinnerware

Chosen decor styles can be every bit the grande dame of decorating drama thanks to well paired and well executed color combinations.


 Lauren Haskett Fine Design

Realizing a total color combination immersion does not always provide the best palette complement to the whole, consider introducing color combination styling through accents and accessories.


Don’t you hate when you decide upon the color combination to suit space and style and the striking decor pieces perfect in the scheme of things can’t be found?


Plush Velvet Deco Cranes Pillow Cover

Purchase items in one of the combo colors, and other pieces in the other.

Marry pieces together in order accomplish the desired look.


Mieres French Country Style Fabric/Leather Upholstered Dining Chair (Set of 2)

Options are a decorista’s best friend.


Medallion Zebra Scalamandr Left Facing Single Bench, YellowBlack

Medallion Zebra Scalamandré Left Facing Single Bench, Yellow/Black


Veranda – Photography by Thomas Loof


Predominant color combinations from timeless to new traditional guide the eye on a journey of decorative intrigue.


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