Color Palette Inspiration: Mustard & Wood

I know it’s right smack in the middle of summer right now, but our Pre-Fall Preview is getting us all in the mood for autumn-feeling colors, albeit slightly. We’re feeling late summer nights, wrapped in a blanket on the beach with a breeze that’s cool and fresh; hangouts around a campfire in the woods when the sun is low in the sky; and road trips for days with no destination in sight.

Here’s some inspiration for a mid-summer color palette, with hints of fall brought about by two simple elements: mustard yellow and wood.

Fall Colored Coffee on Wood

Mustard Yellow Retro Phone

Twig Pencils

Mustard Yellow Chair

Yellow Crystal on Tree

Yellow Tribal Print

Breakfast, Wood Table, Yellow Bowl

Yellow Lake House

Yellow Bottle Shaped Candles

White Yellow Wood Steel Kitchen

Click on images for sources; top image source.

More home decor ideas on the BLDG 25 blog!


  1. I’ve been trying so hard to avoid autumn right now, because I tend to crave it too early (it being my absolute favorite season and all) and I want to savor summer as much as possible. This post is definitely not helping! I seriously can’t wait for boots and sweaters and coats, sipping coffee while sheltered from the rain in a music shop.

  2. Haha, sorry Lily!! Autumn is just so awesome, I couldn’t help myself. BUT you can just incorporate it slightly into your life right now… summer still rocks!

  3. I agree with Lily…I’m finding myself wishing my summer away! I tell myself one day at a time, but I can’t help but think of cooler days, falling leaves in vibrant autumn colors, and cozy clothes. This is such a beautiful post and color combination!

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