If you’ve just painted Saffron all over and you’re worried that you’ve made a mistake (or, indeed, you haven’t reached the painting stage because you’re paralysed by fear), then don’t worry – there are some things you can do.
First things first, hold your nerve. Any colour, but especially a very strong one like Saffron, can look wrong when it’s the only thing in the room. By the time you’ve moved your furniture back in and filled the space with all your bits and bobs, you likely won’t notice the wall colour as much and it’ll fade into the backdrop of everyday life. A gallery wall is also a particularly excellent way to break up the expanse of yellow and make it less of a focus.
If you’re still concerned that so much Saffron will be too much, then consider limiting it to the bottom section of your room. Whether it’s panelling that reaches part way up the wall, the area below the dado rail, or even the underside of a bathtub, when it’s below your eyeline, it’ll be less overwhelming.
In a kitchen, painting your cabinets in a bold colour can actually feel more powerful than if you painted it on the walls. That’s because your cabinetry literally juts out into the room and into the spotlight. So, if you’d like to err on the side of caution, use Saffron on the walls – which are more in the background by comparison and will be diluted by lots of cabinetry – instead. Or, just as with panelling and dados, use it on the floor cabinets only.