July 15, 2013

Hello yellow

Safari Fusion blog | Hello yellow | Wire rocking chair at The Conceirge Boutique Bungalows, Durban South Africa
Yellow is such a happy colour, it draws the eye and commands your attention.

I can't say I have always loved yellow, but in recent years I can't seem to get enough of it (yes, yellow decor pieces have made their way into my home!).

Touches of yellow through objects, textiles, artwork and furniture can really make a room come to life; paired with charcoal walls yellow says wow in a contemporary setting. It takes a monochrome palate to the next level, it adds bright colour bursts to an all-white Scandi style look and works amazingly well when teamed with magenta and teal.

Not only is the colour visual, it also holds significant meaning in many cultures. For South Africa's Zulu people yellow represents wealth, gardens and fertility but can also have a negative meaning as well. Whilst to East Africa's Maasai it represents hospitality, growth and fertility. It is the colour of the sun which helps grow the grass to feed the cattle and sustain life.

Safari Fusion blog | Hello yellow | Vlisco Parade of Charm wax print fabric
Safari Fusion blog | Hello yellow | Safari Fusion's Cape Wire Bowl (yellow)
Cape Wire Bowl by Safari Fusion

Safari Fusion blog | Hello yellow | &Beyond Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp, Tanzania

Safari Fusion blog | Hello yellow | Safari Fusion's Bamileke Feather Headdress (yellow) and Funky Birds
Bamileke Feather Headdress (Juju hat) by Safari Fusion