As Spring springs, we welcome the ultimate feel-good tone, yellow. Sunny shades are easy to shy away from, often thought of as overpowering and too bold for interiors. Yet, when done right yellow provides a burst of golden sunshine that our homes are all calling out for. If you’re looking to spice up your home with tones of yellow, keep scrolling to find some sunny courage and inspiration…
Get the right hue
Yellow has a lot to offer, ranging from golden tones to bold neon to spicy mustard. Yellow is a great way to convey the desired atmosphere of the space, so choosing the right shade to base your colour palette around is the best place to start. Think pastel for relaxing bedrooms and a bolder hue for dynamic kitchens.
Bring the sunshine in. Consider the natural light already in your space and work out which tone will work best for your home - yellow is able to enhance the natural light throughout your home or help soften it. Darker rooms can take a brighter shade whilst bright, south facing, rooms can facilitate a darker shade. When applied in muted tones, yellow can act as a neutral so when used as an alternative to white walls, the space feels cosier, and more homely.
Representing new beginnings, this spring is the perfect time to indulge the happy tone with yellow walls making the area feel bigger, brighter, and cheerier. A whole room painted yellow creates big impact, transforming the interior into a feel-good environment.
Whilst it’s easy to want to transform your space into a daffodil oasis, often a single feature wall can be just as impactful, as yellow is a great accent colour. Used in the right way, the fresh tone can highlight specific areas or features in your home, drawing the eye through the space with bold contrast.
Yellow can sit alongside bold, unexpected colours and patterns to create a high impact space as well as muted, pastel colours and textures to create a calming atmosphere. The key to a harmonious home is balancing the sunny shade with grounding, neutral tones.
From subtle accents to bold furniture pieces, yellow can enliven any interior. Perfect for spaces where you can’t, or don’t want to, paint your walls, you can introduce a new colour with a few well-placed accessories. Splashes of yellow throughout the space can help draw the eye, inviting guests in with a fun atmosphere.
Consider the colour wheel carefully when if you are thinking of adding other colours alongside yellow to your space. Leafy green and serene blue are great complimentary colours to yellow, creating a refreshing interior. For a space filled with sheer joyfulness, layer yellow, with yellow – creating a home full of zest and energy.
Lighting designs in wooden tones pair beautifully with yellow for a sophisticated and chic look – oak pairs especially well with warm yellow. Whilst walnut lighting will add contrast to your space with the deep hue and confident form. The glow of the sustainably sourced wood blends extremely well into yellow interiors and creates subtle impact. The right light will create variations of golden tones throughout your space, whilst casting a spotlight on specific areas of your room.