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Decorating With Modern Masterpieces: The Yellow House by Vincent van Gogh

VIncent Van Gogh

One of the world’s best-known artists, Vincent van Gogh (30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch post-Impressionist painter whose influence on art has extended well into the twentieth century. For van Gogh, colour was his primary mode of expression, something that is immediately evident in his artwork, and very much so in The Yellow House.

Interior design ideas

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The colour palette found in The Yellow House is ideal if you’re aiming for a cosy, homely feel in a space. Recreate the warmth, yet mildness of tone from the painting with plenty of fabrics of yellow and muted orange.

Interior design ideas

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If you’re looking for a bit more freshness in your home decor, then take your pick of the various shades of brown and yellow from the painting and contrast them with the deep blue of the sky. For an even more dramatic colour scheme, pair the blue with the terracotta tone of the rooftop.

Interior design ideas

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Balance the yellows and browns from The Yellow House with pale creams, rather than white, as a base colour. This will preserve the softness of the colour palette and prevent a room from becoming too ‘clean’ in its appearance. Wooden textures and house plants can also be added to create more visual variety.

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