Color Play: Grey & Yellow

You’re taught in elementary school about “the color wheel”, including information on complimentary colors, mixing colors and, of course, clashing colors – colors that don’t mesh.

This, my friends, is what keeps people in red + blue, green + yellow, black + white… They’re definitely good combinations, but c’mon… You have to be honest: they’re not very adventurous.

Yellow and grey, together, have been one of my favorite “unconventional” combos for a long time. I love the way that the brightness of the yellow plays with the cloudy, gloominess of grey.

Leyendecker Colorblock Top

$242 $96.80

There’s something very serious, yet very playful about the combo. The overall temperature of the two is a cool one, but the yellow offers a kind of light warmth that makes the outfit very approachable and sweet.

NY&Co Comfortzone 2×2 Leopard Tank

$19.95 $9.97

My favorite part about this tank is that it doesn’t look like it’s messed up leopard print – it just looks like a beautiful splash of color.


NY&Co Yellow Drawstring City Shorts$26.95 $7.99
Autumn Cashmere Cotton V-Neck Sweater$110 $59.40

Naughty Monkey Dayliner Pump

These would be so easy to slide under anything for a blaze of sunny color and a little graphic action.

What do you think of this uncommon color combo?


Probably watching Netflix.

9 thoughts on “Color Play: Grey & Yellow

  • March 11, 2009 at 9:44 am

    I wish I had the hips to get away with those shorts. They are yum. I love yellow. You have to work sometimes to get it not to make your skin look weird, but if you find the right yellow for you, it’s fabulous.

    Freya´s last blog post was Starting Small!

  • March 11, 2009 at 9:45 am

    I love these pieces, they really show how yellow just Pops with the grey but isn’t as hard a contrast as yellow and black. I love that tank as well, it would go great with the shoes!

  • March 11, 2009 at 10:47 am

    I really like those pumps, and can see myself wearing them under almost anything – especially since I tend to gravitate toward neutrals. This color combination is a perfect way to transition into spring in Seattle!

    Jen´s last blog post was Secret Sale Shopping: Saint Grace!

  • March 11, 2009 at 11:50 am

    Love this colour combo!

  • March 11, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    Oooh, I love that leopard print top! I personally think yellow and gray look best together when it’s a brighter yellow. These are some great pieces. :)

    Michelle´s last blog post was A few choice pieces!

  • March 11, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    I am IN LOVE with that leopard top – nice find – I’m off to buy it now!

    Broke Bettie´s last blog post was Whoa – What Happened To JC Penney?!!

  • March 12, 2009 at 2:01 am

    Lovely shoes…;D
    And look at that short,it is so sexy…;D
    Great post friend.I hope you could put my blog link in your site.I would really appreciate it..;D

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