Spring is here…finally! I’m ready for longer days, warmer weather, and sandals. Nothing says spring to me like the color yellow. It makes me think of sunshine, blooming flowers and just all around happiness. In fact, studies have shown that the color yellow can actually make you happier. It is shown to lift us up, raise our self-esteem, and speed up our metabolism…who doesn’t want that?!?! It is also the strongest color in the color spectrum, so you have to decorate with it wisely , but that doesn’t mean you have to use it subtly. Your home can beautiful wether that yellow is yelling “I’m here!” or whispering “oh, I didn’t see you standing there”. You have to love where you live, and decorating with yellow puts an instant smile on people’s faces. I also tell my clients that are scared of color to start small and build from there. The only right way is the way that feels right to you. Here are some excellent examples of how to use yellow effectively to all different extremes.