We’re Calling It: Yellow Is the Color of the Summer
Here comes the citron.
Published May 24, 2017 7:30 AM
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Sun-kissed citrus, a breezy print in buttery marigold, a road map faded to warm gold—yellow is the official color of summer. Find your bright spot. Radiate every shade of optimism. Roll down the window. Hello, sunshine!
These 18 products will have you lookin’ on the bright side.
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There is little better than a late summer afternoon nap in a hammock. Bondi Hammock, Yellow Leaf Hammocks, $198.99
Fill this basket with fresh fruit for a fresh summer centerpiece. Deep White Table Bowl w/ Yellow Accent Rim, Swahili Modern, $35.99
Handcrafted by Japanese artisans, these candles get their bright yellow color from the nanohana flower and feature rice bran wicks, which give them a steady, even flame. Japanese Candle Set – Takazawa Rousoku, Ember, $29.95
Stand out from your fellow dog walkers. Adjustable Neon Yellow Leash, Found My Animal, $53.99
A luxurious silk fabric that captures the gradient of golden hour. Rayure Ombree Col.M01 Vapeur Souffre, Hermes, price upon request
A geometric addition to the dinner table that will keep your food where it belongs. Small Sectional Plate in Lemon, Fat and Felt, $36
Let’s be real: Linen is the only fabric you should use in the summer. Imperial Yellow Washed Linen Pillowcase, Merci, $43.64
Whether it sits on your dresser as a catchall or the bar cart as a snack dish, the brass Louise Bowl glams up any space. Louise Bowl, Hawkins New York, $25
These color-blocked balloons measure 11″ in diameter and are the fastest way to add some fun to your beach house rental. Two-Tone Balloon Pack, Oh Happy Day, $7.50
Artist Nicole Killian created a set of squiggles as an interpretation of artworks in the Whitney Museum’s permanent collection. Keep the mustard squirt on your desk to make you smile when all your coworkers are on vacation. Squiggles – Lucite Interpretations of Whitney Permanent Collection, Whitney Museum, $25
A silk scarf is the perfect summer accessory, and there is no more perfect silk scarf than one made by Hermes.
Swapping your phone case is a fast and fun way to upgrade your look for the season. Yellow Confetti iPhone 6 Cover, Underwood Letterpress, $31.99
Use this clever capsule for your vitamins or to stash your hair clips and lipstick. Pill-Capsule Shaped Pill Holders, Container Store, $3.99 to $6.99
New summer goal: learn how to draw (or, uh, trace other people’s drawings). Strathmore 300 Series Tracing Paper, Blick, $4.74 to $16.82
Part accessory, part art piece, this sculpted clay necklace will go with your swimsuit or your cocktail dress. Stack Necklace – Yellow, Surface Handmade, $67.99
Velvet is not just for the winter. Drape this luminous fabric over your sofa or sitting chair for a quick warm weather boost. Romeo & Giulietta COL.18 Limone silk velvet, Dedar, price upon request
StikIt promises that this tape dispenser will stay put when you pull, which is really all you need in a tape dispenser. StikIt Tape, Design Ideas, $19.99
Go old school at your picnics with a cafeteria-style serving tray. Winco Fast Food Tray, Hotel Restaurant Supply, $6.71