Colorways: Gray & Yellow

by Melanie Jones on September 30, 2009

A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I came to the consensus that gray and yellow pillows would be perfect for our badass new sofa. I know normally we don’t really let them participate in this kind of important decision making, but he’s a graphic designer and great with color, so I might as well get an opinion, right? He does sit there. Frankly I thought he would hate it, but I was pleasantly surprised.

As I carried on my search, which has been narrowed down to a handful of combo choices, I started seeing a lot more yellow and gray textiles and accessories. Here is just a handful of favorites…

ashley duvet

Love the cool and serene vibe of the Ashley Citron bedding collection from Blissliving home (also home of a pillow contender or two). The mod mum print is great, and the overall look has just the right amount of yellow.

ashley citron_blisslivinghome

I’m not usually a fan of all-the-way matchy-matchy, but the shower curtain is equally fun and refined. This would work well in a proper master suite.


CB2’s gray herringbone pillow has a subtle cheery yellow trim, and would pair well with a smaller yellow-print pillow, or with the equally brilliant matching throw.

angelaadamsbirchAngela Adams’ Birch rug in Morning is a woodland variation on the yellow and gray theme. I think it would look great as a runner in a long hallway, or even up the stairs.

unison static yellow

Most likely the one, or at least one of them, is the Unison Static pillow from Design Public.

dwellstudiosunmosaicI totally love this frenzied pattern from Dwell Studio! The table runner is a funky mosaic of yellow, gray and black triangles, making a centerpiece for the table unnecessary. Just add a few simple, nondescript candles to the mix and you’re set.


This handmade Lutz & Patmos throw from West Elm combines cable-knit and honeycomb designs to create a warm, luxe accent for sofa or bed. Hello fall!

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Shelly October 1, 2009 at 9:19 am

I heart gray with anything. In fact, I <3 gray.


Jami October 6, 2009 at 5:00 am

I LOVE this color combo! This bedroom is right up my alley! And I’m really enjoying your blog! I’ll for sure be back!


Melanie Jones October 6, 2009 at 5:22 pm

I know, it’s so fun and unexpected, and really big in fashion right now as well. I’m really trying hard to not go crazy overboard with it…yet!


molly December 29, 2009 at 12:52 am

i would like to buy the gray and yellow shower curtain. Please email me the information so I can get it. Thanks so much.


Alissa August 10, 2011 at 4:29 am

Love the shower curtain. Where can I find it?! Please email me!


Cori September 8, 2011 at 11:09 pm

I LOVE this bedspread! I have been diligently searching for one that I like and havent found one even close, but I LOVE THIS ONE. Please tell me where you got this from….


Shira Abel Shvo September 9, 2011 at 10:11 am

Have you done a search for Blissliving?


tina February 6, 2012 at 5:28 am

where can i find the yellow and grey shower curtain? Please e mail me 🙂


Sarah February 29, 2012 at 3:15 am

I love this comforter set! Yellow is my favorite color and i really like it matched with gray. Right now my room is yellow, gray and black. I have been looking for a new comforter set and have failed to find one but i LOVE this one… could you reply to me where i could find it?? Thank you.


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