Summer has only just begun, and we’ve already got a new color crush: chartreuse. Earlier this month, the lemon-lime shade added a tart citrus twist to Resort 17 collections shown by Elie Saab, Bottega Veneta, and Delpozo, among others. The interior design lesson? When you pair it with the right pretty colors, acidic yellow can go from putrid to perfect. Balanced with blush and soft blue accents (Pantone colors of the year, anyone?), chartreuse is so wrong that it’s right.
While this color was splashed all over the Resort 17 runways, we just can't wait to start infusing it into our summer refresh right away. If Beyoncé has taught us anything, it’s this: When life hands you lemons, turn them into fierce yellow fashion statements.
Ahead, check out 12 ways chartreuse can add a splash of citrus to any room.
Say hello to a yellow that’s anything but mellow. In this elegantly glam living room, the pair of lemon chairs packs a zesty punch. The chartreuse shade complements the rich upholstered textures, sleek stone, and metallic surfaces to create a light, fresh feeling.
As a paint color, chartreuse can really make a space pop. Playing off soft blue bedding and bright white walls and floor, the yellow hue adds an element of whimsy to a minimal bedroom design.
This curvy vintage velvet moment feels ripe and rich in a deeper chartreuse shade. Surrounded by midcentury furnishings, this darker yellow sofa projects sophisticated confidence, the kind that only improves with age.
Pillows and poufs make for perfect acidic accessories. In this home, chartreuse décor accents keep the eye dancing from surface to surface, creating color cohesion throughout. Each piece feels purposeful in connecting one room to the next.
A textural retro rug in chartreuse contrasts off pretty pinks and grassy green shades in this living room vignette. The bold yellow color is ever so slightly sour, just enough to make you pucker up in the best way.
Which of these chartreuse pieces is your favorite?