Seeking Shades of Citron In the Most Unexpected Places

How Spring's It Color will inspire a recharge.

photography by Jana Williams (Parker Palm Springs); Tom Parker, courtesy of Munnu Gem Palace (Munnu Gem Palace); courtesy of Storico / New-York Historical Society (Storico). Credits from clockwise bottom left.


The color most visible at great distances, yellow attracts all the attention without needing any of the high drama. A neon citrus shade looks sharp against softer neutrals, while a warm, sunny hue instantly creates those California vibes we’ve been craving through the winter. “Nothing says sun-drenched vacation like yellow,” says Jonathan Adler, who designed the desert oasis Parker Palm Springs hotel. “It’s the color of a glass of lemonade by the pool.” 

Where to Eat
The places to soak up your favorite palette, from a South African cafe to a classic L.A. hang-out.
Storico, New York City
Superette, Cape Town
24/7 Restaurant at The Standard, Downtown LA, Los Angeles

Visit & Shop Here
Yellow-hued finds for brightening up your space and mind.  
Munnu Gem Palace, Mumbai
Electric Confetti, Melbourne
Mansur Gavriel, New York

photography by The Standard, Downtown LA (24/7 Restaurant); Mansur Gavriel (Mansur Gavriel NYC). Credits from top left.


Book This Stay
Dreamy color moments to surround yourself in.
Acido Dorado, Joshua Tree
The Standard Spa, Miami
Parker Palm Springs (especially the lemonade stand), California

Inspirations on Film
Recreate sets from these cinematic wonders.
The Virgin Suicides
Hotel Chevalier
Taxi Driver
Kill Bill Vol 1
Little Miss Sunshine

photography by Achilli Family via Flickr (Dallol); Eugene Kalenkovich/Shutterstock (Miami lifeguard tower); Electric Confetti via Electric Confetti Instagram; Kenneth Dedeu/Shutterstock (Naoshima Art Island, Japan). Credits from clockwise bottom left.


Explore These Natural Wonders
Go outside to get your yellow fix.
Dallol, Ethiopia
Yellow River, China

Press Play
Put these jams on repeat for the color-inspired soundtrack to your life.
The Velvet Underground & Nico
AutoAmerican” by Blondie

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Published on February 18, 2017 - 5:00am EST

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