It’s a color almost as old as our country and as fresh as the brilliant flowers that bloom at Monticello. Nearly 200 years since Thomas Jefferson painted his Monticello dining room a dazzling chrome yellow, this vibrant hue is making a major design statement in some of America’s most striking interiors. Dubbed Monticello Yellow by its creators,Ralph Lauren Paints, the color returns to its rightful place at Monticello and has brought the grace and grandeur of America’s Federal Period to The Wyndham Virginia Crossings Hotel & Conference Center .
Design experts point out that Monticello Yellow can work in a variety of rooms and enhance both traditional and modern decors. Much of the furniture in the Jefferson Lobby is contemporary, but melds perfectly with the brilliant walls, marbled reception area and sweeping staircase.
Although built in the 1980s as headquarters for Figgie International, Inc., the hotel’s Jefferson Building recalls Thomas Jefferson’s legendary home. A recent $3 million renovation of the property’s three buildings and exterior and interior spaces, brings more Jeffersonian influence to bear. The charming new Jefferson Garden is modeled after those at Monticello, and the walls of the elegant Jefferson Sitting Room now glow with the golden intensity of Monticello Yellow.