What’s the best antidote to the winter blues? Yellow, in all its bright, cheerful, optimistic glory. It’s the instant mood pick-me-up whether via fashion, home décor or finding that unexpected hit of lemon yellow on your travels. It’s one of nature’s favorite colors, and it’s one of ours, too.

Clockwise from top left: Tunisian door by Robert Louden; Cecil Beaton’s New York book from Abe Books; a shot from the Spring 2013 lookbook; Moroccan interior by Noa Griffel for Tory Burch; Talitha Getty by Patrick Lichfield © Condé Nast Archive/Corbis; wheat fields by Kip Ross/Getty Images; backstage at the Spring 2013 show by Jennifer Livingston

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