How to Use Mustard Yellow in Your Home

Was it mustard yellow in the dining room with a stylish vase? Or in the lounge with the accent wall? Get ideas for using this vibrant hue in every room of your home.

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January 28, 2019
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Make a Spash

The colorful mosaic tiles in this fun bathroom make a playful, bright pattern in the room. And the wood vanity is a handsome complement to the sunny color.

Bright and Cheery Nursery

This cheerful space features bamboo walls and large panels showing orchid photographs near a white crib. And the bright yellow curtains provide a burst of color and complement the room's yellow rug.

Chic Dining Chairs

Cheery mustard yellow chairs add pizzazz to this sophisticated dining room. A pair of floating buffets on either side of the table provide storage for dinnerware, and the large piece of wall art at the head of the table completes the stylish design.

Sunny Kids' Room

Bright yellow birds take flight in this room, instantly making the space feel fun and cheerful (plus pair perfectly with the curtains and bedding).

Touches of Color in an Open Space

Tall ceilings, white walls and floor-to-ceiling glass windows create an airy and open living room. A grey sectional invites visitors to stretch out, while a bright yellow area rug and teal chairs set a playful tone for the space.

Bright Yellows for Excitement

Gorgeous yellow curtains, a patterned armchair and a bright bunch of flowers layer in visual interest with the smart neutral sofas and ottomans.

Lovely Living Wall in a Dining Space

A stunning living wall with plants takes up the entire back wall of the screened porch, and frames black, white and yellow abstract art that adds a burst of color to the dining area.

Go Bold in Your Family Room

Bright yellow curtains and bold, patterned pillows help make this neutral space pop.


Traditional Breakfast Room Shines With Yellow Chairs

Add yellow end chairs for a sunny, cheerful and a fun pairing with your breakfast nook.

Bring the Sun In

A bright yellow lamp coordinates with the sunny wallpaper in this cheery foyer. A mirrored console table counterbalances the bold yellow hue with its dark antique finish.

Pop of Yellow

This outdoor chair becomes a cheery addition to an outdoor room with yellow frame slipcovers that attach underneath for a seamless, tailored look.

Yellow in This Wallpaper Shines

A small room, like this powder room, can be the perfect place to try out bold wallpaper. Keep the room's other elements quiet so they don't compete with the bright colors and patterns.

Perfect Mudroom With Yellow Accents

Add pops of bright yellow with art and lighting to stand out against the white walls, trim and ceiling.

Warm Color in a White Room

Texture gives this contemporary living room depth and visual interest: the shiny metal lamp, fur throw, linen sofa, soft rug. The sofa's warm color helps pull all the elements together.

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Eclectic Bedroom With Sunny Bedding

Though neutral, this master bedroom still manages to be quite colorful -- bright yellow and blue artwork adds a splash to the walls, while striped bedding offers even more interest.

A Lamp Brings the Brightness

When paired with the soothing blue sectional, this yellow lamp looks especially bright and cheerful. At the same time, its round shape and curves break up the clean lines of the end table.

Bold Bathroom Wallpaper

This small bathroom packs a huge design punch with its bold, graphic yellow-and-white wallpaper. The vibrant, bright colors are offset by the warm wood of the vanity, while a wire mesh basket beneath the open vanity provides ingenious storage. A large-scale photograph adds yet another playful touch.

Add Bedroom Color With a Headboard

Matching custom leather-upholstered headboards in mustard yellow draw the eye in this teen bedroom.

Mod and Colorful Living Space

This striking modern living room features a blue velvet sectional sofa with colorful accent pillows, a bright yellow leather ottoman, pink upholstered midcentury modern side chair, and a soft pink and blue area rug.

Comfy and Colorful

This room is especially cozy thanks to two plush yellow armchairs and a woven area rug.

Yellow Refrigerator Anyone?

Add some bright color to your kitchen with a striking fridge.

Wall to Wall With Mustard Yellow

Mustard yellow walls bring a cheerful pop of color to this neutral dining room. Wicker dining chairs bring a natural element to the space that contrasts with the traditional chandelier but complements the live plants.

Happy and Light Playroom

The art and play room is made even brighter with the addition of these three chairs that call out to kids to sit, study and color.

Surprise Color for a Brighter Morning

Add an unexpected splash of color to the inside of your vanity, dresser or nightstand drawers by painting them a bold hue, like this shade of vibrant yellow. The bright, citrusy color brings an unexpected energy to the black and white room. Small black and white tile creates a modern, digital look on the floor below the square sink.

Yellow Kitchen Cabinets

Mix bright yellow and sleek metallic appliances for a contemporary kitchen look that's from a cheery future.

Sunny Yellow Storage

Bright, contemporary shelving offers a smart spot for toy and game storage.

Stylish Living Room With Smart Accents

Open doorways maintain an easy flow and light, bright feel in this home. And the mustard yellow and navy chairs add a classy, colorful element to the space.

Eclectic, Colorful Dining Room

With hints of art deco style, this eclectic dining room is wild and wonderful. Gorgeous teal floral wallpaper, a soft lavender coffered ceiling, bright yellow velvet chairs, a funky bubble chandelier and a colorful chevron rug pull the eccentric look together.

Yellow and Black Paired in This Space

Black floral wallpaper sets the dramatic tone in this contemporary dining room. The color scheme of the wallpaper is further accented by the bright yellow chandelier and curtains and the blue dining chairs.

Classic Living Room with Pops of Color

Black and white is sets the foundational pallet, with bold color accenting the space (especially the gorgeous mustard yellow pieces).

Yellow Bedding Spices Up a Room

Dark gray walls give this master bedroom a quiet, intimate feel, but the yellow duvet gives the room a bit of energy while keeping the soothing, sophisticated mood.

Bright, Modern Backyard

This gorgeous backyard feels like a private oasis thanks to the tall palm trees. The pergola offers a shady retreat while the two bright yellow lounge chairs add to the cheeriness in this space.

A Welcoming Entry

Nothing says "Come in!" like a bright and gorgeous yellow door. The yellow sets the tone for the whimsical colors and patterns throughout the home, such as the pineapple print wall covering in the dining room.

White Kitchen Gets Color

Yellow and black provide punchy contrast to the sleek, white of this beach house kitchen. The color scheme creates a playful atmosphere and relates well to the pineapple wall print in the adjacent dining room.

Mustard Yellow Mirror Pops

An elegant mustard yellow mirror adds an element of surprise — in both style and color — to this transitional powder room.

Bright Pink and Yellow Bedroom

This pink and yellow bedroom is a sweet escape. The pink bedding and curtains perfectly tie the space together while the green complements the room's palette. The yellow chair brings an extra splash of color to the cheery space.

Midcentury Modern Study

Relax with a good book in this bright yellow chair and matching ottoman. The bright yellow walls will help you get through any studying or work you need to finish.

White Bathroom Pops With Yellow

The gold shower tiles add a burst of color that makes a real statement in this sleek, white bathroom.

Eclectic Living Room With Classy Seating

This lively living room features two yellow midcentury modern armchairs positioned on either side of a traditional piano for a classic but colorful look.

Classic Living Room With Pops of Color

A deep royal blue sofa and upholstered yellow coffee table create a bold pairing and draw the eye in this room. Brown walls, dark hardwood, and a maze pattern rug are a neutral background allowing the colors to shine. And a gold spike light fixture is perfect for adding contemporary intrigue to the design.

Bright Sitting Room

This beachy sitting room gets a sophisticated touch from the bell-shaped black pendants and zippy black-and-white rug. And the mustard yellow chairs create a place where you want to spend some downtime.

Gallery Wall Living Room

While the gallery wall creates an eclectic mood in the room, the yellow sofa ties the whole room together creating a comfortable sitting space.

Yellow Mediterranean-Style Music Room

Bright, colorful patterned chairs add extra cheer to this sunny canary-yellow music room. Hexagon floor tiles and a rustic wood door create a Mediterranean ambiance in the space.

Modern Kitchen With Bright Cabinets

This open, modern kitchen has a sleek look, but the yellow cabinets give a bright element that works well with the sunshine coming through the wall of windows.

Daring and Bright Bathroom

This master bathroom exudes a Zen quality with clean lines in the double vanity, mirror and shoji-style sliding door. Bright yellow tile and glass pendant lights invoke touches of midcentury style while infusing energy into the otherwise serene space.

Yellow Home Office Tucked in Closet

You'll want to throw your closet doors open once you plaster the walls with sunny wallpaper, add shelving and plug in your favorite lamp. Invest in a Lucite chair to make the cozy space feel bigger.

Bright and Beautiful Bedroom

Vintage doors open up to a gorgeous blue-hued bedroom. And a bright yellow chair pairs perfectly with the walls.

Yellow Accents in a Black and White Bathroom

The decor in this stunning contemporary bathroom plays up the black and white theme. The rug, upholstered bench. and window treatments coordinate with the classic hexagonal floor tiles while yellow accents lend pops of color.

Yellow Tiles Shine in This Bathroom

While this beautiful tub is bathed in sunlight, the yellow tiles add even more shine to this bathroom.

Gorgeous Yellow Vintage Chair

This plush vintage chair with a matching ottoman provides a strong contrast against a pink and white rug in this eclectic room.

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