The interiors of a renovated El Salvador beach house were stripped of walls and color, save for some choice pops here and there that add visual interest. A series of bright yellow elements—including the kitchen range hood, accent pillows, a Circa low table by The Carrot Concept, and a bar trolley—carry the eye from the kitchen out into the interior courtyard.
In the kitchen of a New York City apartment overlooking the High Line, a row of yellow cabinets stands out against the black appliances. Across the kitchen, the color is reflected in a bright yellow accent wall.
In Kenneth Montague's Toronto loft, Shopping Mall Fruit Basket, a painting by Peter B. Hastings, shares space with a special-edition Royal Copenhagen tea set and a photograph by Tokyo-based artist Keith Ng.
With the help of architect Bart Lens, Veerle Wenes and Bob Christiaens merged a 19th-century building with a 1970s one to create a combined home and art gallery in Antwerp. In the dining room downstairs, Wenes entertains family, friends, and gallery visitors. The yellow chair is by Jens Fager.
Named for the abstract faces the architects found in the front facade, the Miner and a Major’s Loft painted oriented strand board (OSB) exterior conceals five small bedrooms, each outfitted with a desk, bed, and storage space.
At Dwell founder Lara Deam's Mill Valley abode, a 2,000-pound pivoting door fabricated by Sand Studios is painted a bright hue of yellow-green. Steve Bauer of Baumar, who specializes in custom paint finishes, used metallic automotive paint since it stands up well to the elements—from blaring sunlight to heavy rain—and comes in an almost infinite array of colors.
The galley-style kitchen in the Katz House features a bold use of color. Resident Caren Katz fell in love with the name of a paint swatch called Canary Yellow and then left it to her husband, architect Gregory Katz, to fine-tune the exact hue.