Here’s how we’re embracing the color of the year.

This season’s It color comes in the form of a rather unexpected shade. Bold, loud, and refreshingly vibrant, citron is making a major splash in this year’s paint color trends. Some have embraced the hue via wall paints and wallpapers, but for those who are a bit too intimidated to fully take on the color, we’ve rounded up a few helpful ways to sneak it in into your home.

We’re all for a more natural approach to decorating with yellow. Think along the lines of bowls of fresh fruit or florals. Bonus points for pairing it with an exclusively whitewashed scheme.

Six Ways To Use This Trendy Color In Your Home
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JEFFREY ALAN MARKS

An accent piece is best done in an outspoken tone. As you may feel hard pressed to invest in a piece of furnishing in such a bold tone, a good alternative would be to DIY a project of your own. Browse local flea markets or vintage shops, and revamp your finds with a fresh coat of paint. We’re loving the way this cheery shade of yellow further contributes to the eclectically decked backdrop of this charming room.

Six Ways To Use This Trendy Color In Your Home
PHOTOGRAPHY BY REBECCA JUDE LOVES

Decorative accents such as pillows and throws are an ideal method for testing the waters in decorating with yellow. We found this cozy nook in Paper & Stitch’s colorful studio, where a basic trio of bold tones – blush, blue, and yellow- meld together in effortless harmony. Swap out various pieces depending on the season, sticking to a complementary palette to achieve a cohesive finish.

Six Ways To Use This Trendy Color In Your Home
PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMELIA TATNALL + BRITTNI MEHLHOFF

Impart the dining room or kitchen table with a pop of color, designating a bright shade of yellow for the chairs. Pair the look with maple wood furnishings and sleek white accent pieces. Work with a complementary palette, to offset the vibrance of the yellow. Here, a navy blue credenza balances out the bright yellow chairs with effortless perfection

Six Ways To Use This Trendy Color In Your Home
PHOTOGRAPHY BY ARMELIE HABIB

Think of the little ones’ space as the ideal spot to experiment with vibrant colors. This mini room makeover featured a spectrum of warm tones, highlighted by pops of yellow and fierce color blocks.

Six Ways To Use This Trendy Color In Your Home
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JEREMY LIEBMAN

Ahh, what’s summer sans a spot like this? Carve out a nook outdoors to make the most of the warm-weather months ahead. A hammock in a vibrant shade should go without saying.

Six Ways To Use This Trendy Color In Your Home
PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARCUS NILSSON