After Dutch artist Van Gogh moved to the south of France in the late 1880s, his paintings began incorporating yellow to represent the sun – the dominant feature of Provençal summers. In his own powerful language, he painted the famous mustard yellow sunflowers and fields of corn against deep blue skies.
Channel your inner artist with a dazzling yellow colour scheme that invigorates and evokes warmth. Create a traditional feel with golden yellow shades, such as ochre, mustard yellow and spicy ginger or, for a more modern look, choose citrus yellow hues, such as lemon and marigold. Complete the look with timber furniture and, of course, a bunch of bright yellow sunflowers – Van Gogh’s favourite.