After mustard was invented in 1880, the first recorded use of mustard as a color name in English was in 1886 – which does rain some concern that we’ll soon confront the color named after Chipotle Mayo.
Before mustard gained its notoriety as an “it-color” it was very much only associated with bohemian flair. But the past couple years have allowed it to break out of its constraints and into the forefront of every style.
For those wishing to delve into the world of Mustard, we’re here to help.
A Mustard Moment: Ways to work in the golden hues
Just A Touch
1. A Playful Rug
If you’re not ready to fully commit, the Element Rug has just a square of mustard to ease you into the trend.
2. A Throw Pillow
We’ve talked about this before but if you’re going for a muted or subdued sofa, you can always add colorful pillows to spice it up. The Walter G Pyramid Cushion in Saffron is the perfect pattern to weave in a new Mustard obsession.
3. A Small Pendant
This pendant from 1968 was designed by Verner Panton, and helps break the idea that pendants have to be all-assuming. Instead, the VP1 FlowerPot in Mustard brings in the whimsical touch of 60s ideals.
An Accent Piece
4. A Lounge Chair
5. A Side Chair
The Arne Jacobsen classic takes it up a level in Egyptian Yellow, and thankfully the Series 7 Side Chair can integrate into just about any dining room.
A Full Statement
6. A Monochromatic Sofa
Perhaps the boldest move is to choose a sofa that is completely monochrome – and Blu Dot takes the cake for the mustard moment that’s for sure. The Mono Sofa stuns in Makada Ochre and is ideal for those ready to go bold.