For the Love of Yellow: 10 Rooms That Embrace the Sun
It's the most noticeable hue in the color spectrum and makes a stylish impact whether it's a simple throw pillow or painted across an entire room. Check out these rooms that really let yellow shine.
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Happiest of Greetings
Make a remarkable first impression with a front door that'll leave your guests smiling. The school-bus-yellow front door bursts off the pristine white walls and is the perfect welcoming touch. The dazzling hue is repeated in the dining area, where it creates an impressive contrast against the natural wood table and sleek black chairs.
Coming Up Blooms
A favorite color pairing — gray and yellow — combine for this eclectically feminine dining room. The same oversized floral print is used for the wallpaper and Roman shades, creating an almost never-ending expanse of pattern. Classic gray Parson chairs surround the sleek dining table, while a wingback chair upholstered in corduroy adds one last flash of yellow to the space.
Caution: Bright Yellow Ahead
This daring shade of yellow is allowed to be the color star of the room. (What could possibly compete with it?) Clean white walls and natural wood work together to create a balanced backdrop to this contemporary dining room. The diamond-patterned rug grounds the room in muted jewel tones, and the bold yellow curtains ensure the sun is always shining whether they're drawn or not.
Just a Touch
Yellow is the most visible color to the human eye so even a small dose makes a big impact. This all-white breakfast area evokes a contemporary cottage vibe, complete with an eclectic mix of dining chairs and a beadboard ceiling. But your eye is instantly draw to the bumblebee-hued lanterns illuminating overhead.
At the Golden Hour
Traditional elements, from the elegant moldings to the cove ceiling, combine in this bedroom to create a space that is of-the-moment as well as timeless. Grounded by rich wood tones in the floors and furniture, the rest of the room is alight in soft neutrals. Our brilliant shade makes an appearance through the lovely goldenrod toile print used for the bedding and curtains.
Not Just for Kindergarten
A sophisticated take on primary colors, this living space mixes canary yellow walls, muted red accents and cornflower blue furniture and accessories. The elementary palette creates a vibrant atmosphere that is both playful and refined. Smart furniture planning in the open floor plan and use of large-scale artwork and light fixtures balance out the scale of the expansive two-story gathering place.
For Your Most Petite Love
Your littlest one deserves the most cheerful of colors. Wallpaper in a delicate yellow-and-gray print sets the scene for a nursey that is simply bursting with sunshine. Shades of lemon touch every element of this gender-neutral space, from the striped rug to the butterfly mobile over the crib. Balanced by calming white and gray (and a few pops of blue), the space is the epitome of happy design.
Understated Mod Style
Buttery walls are a soft backdrop to this eclectic living room that's full of pattern. The gallery wall is a creative display of kid's artwork and a splash of bright color, while the clean-lined sofa adds in a contemporary graphic print. Finishing accents, like the stool and throw pillow, bring in a shade of pineapple for a finishing note of yellow.
Color With Flair
Just a little bit of yellow goes a long way. In this modern Craftsman-inspired kitchen, the sage green and gray hues are the perfect complements to the butcher block countertops and tongue-and-groove cabinets. But the space needed a dynamic touch of color: enter the brilliant yellow barstools that bring striking interest to the room.
Max Out on Color
Make a wow-worthy statement in the heart of your home with high-gloss cabinets. The vivid yellow not only energizes the charcoal, black and stainless-steel color palette, but it also visually enlarges this small kitchen.