Goldenrod: Warm Up Your Home With This Sunny Yellow

Find 15 ways to brighten your home with this cheery hue.

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September 06, 2016
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Goldenrod Yellow Color Palette

A golden yellow with orange undertones, this hue feels like a sunny day. Pair it with other saturated colors like grass green, deep sky blue and chocolate brown for a rich, warm look.

Energizing Hue

The perennial plant goldenrod is valued for its healing properties; likewise, this invigorating color can revive a room. An electric yellow painting energizes this otherwise neutral entryway.

Cottage Charm

An antique quilt in a pattern of white and golden yellow served as the inspiration for this bedroom design. An antique four-poster bed, a Persian rug and an assortment of bright fabrics create a striking yet relaxed space to wake up in.

Splash of Color

This warm, sunny hue isn't just for country or cottage-style spaces: bold yellow cabinets add an energizing splash of color to this contemporary living room. Below, a modern white media cabinet helps balance and ground the space.

Spanish Flair

Defined by a goldenrod-yellow rug covered with Spanish motifs in modern scale, this room’s decor is a nod to the home’s Spanish architecture.

Inviting Bedroom

With its warm undertones, goldenrod-yellow walls create an instantly welcoming spot for sleeping. Try pairing the hue with wood furniture and plush layers of bedding for an extra-cozy look.

Sunny Ceiling

A golden-yellow ceiling feels like a burst of sunshine in this petite home office. A tall black-framed mirror visually expands the small space.

Eclectic Kitchen

A thread of bright yellow runs through this mostly white kitchen, emphasizing this young family's desire to create a happy, whimsical space that welcomes creativity. The long island accommodates six barstools, turning the kitchen into a convenient gathering space. Woven pendants provide task lighting and add to the room's symmetry, while open shelving offers a stylish storage solution.

Cozy Sleeping Nook

Add some cheer to even the smallest space with a splash of sunny yellow. This tiny guest bedroom nook feels happy and inviting — not dark and cramped — thanks to a palette of white, gray and goldenrod.

Mirror Mirror

An elegant yellow mirror adds an element of surprise — in both style and color — to this transitional powder room. Soft blue-gray walls provide a timeless backdrop, and clean lines update the space.

Fall Tablescape

Golden-yellow napkins coordinate with the gold and copper accents in this gorgeous fall table setting. A centerpiece of green ferns and pink coxcomb ties the look together.

Cheerful Facade

Welcome home! This exterior beckons you inside with its cheery pops of color. Try a goldenrod-yellow front door against white, gray or blue siding.

Playing Up Pattern

In a room with lots of pattern and texture, a simple palette can keep it from feeling overwhelming. In this stylish bathroom, a few sunny yellow accents add just the right amount of color against a variety of black-and-white patterns.

Contemporary Cool

Bring a bright, contemporary look to a room by layering goldenrod with neon pink. These colors lend a fun, youthful vibe to this girl's bedroom.

Earthy Hues

Or, bring an organic touch to your home by pairing goldenrod with other natural tones. In this table setting, woven seagrass chargers add depth and texture to the palette.

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