Shop Black and Yellow

Use these black and yellow pieces together in your interiors for a seriously bold and confident look that adds plenty of energy to a space.

Supplied, Karl Rogers
Black and Yellow | House and Leisure
As seen in our June/July 2019 issue, black and white combine brilliantly with yellow. This Curate shoot includes a custom-made Woodbender chair, sidetables from Cécile & Boyd, a rug from Lund Rug Gallery and a Rope Trick lamp from Créma.


Black and yellow are two very bold colours, so combining them in interiors is definitely not for the faint-hearted.

The experts advise us to never use equal amounts of the two colours, but to rather make one shade the hero and then add accent pieces in the other hue. And we definitely agree, or else you could end up with a bit of a bumble-bee situation on your hands... and no one wants that!

So, choose a mustard chair as a statement piece that stands out in an otherwise neutral room featuring lots of dark grey and black – or use dark, sculpturally shaped sidetables against a golden-yellow feature wall. It's the element of contrast that is key to making the scheme work.

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As is also demonstrated in the photograph from our recent Curate shoot (above), using black-and-white stripes in tandem with pops of yellow can work brilliantly well in a contemporary living room, in particular. An eye-catching standing lamp or artworks featuring bright yellow elements combine beautifully with the classic feel that's instantly conveyed by monochromatic stripes.

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5 Online Shopping Options You Could Use to Introduce Black and Yellow Pieces to Your Home

Mustard lounge chair
Chisa occasional chair in Deep Yellow, R3699 | @home
black spotlight
TF spotlight floor lamp in Black, R1619 | Elevenpast
patterned area rug in mustard
Woven rug in Mustard, R1499 | Superbalist
black plinths
Sprayed MDF cube sidetables in Black, R2690 each | LIM 
mustard wabi sabi clementina ceramics _ house and leisure
Wabi Sabi ceramic set in Mustard by Clementina van der Walt, R1700 | Clementina van der Walt