Why You Should Add a Splash of Yellow to Your Décor

What can be more joyous than the colour of sunshine? There aren’t many hues in the spectrum that can lift our mood quite as well as yellow does. A dull space can be instantly brought to life with a splash of yellow and as the colour of inquisitiveness, creativity and ingenuity, it can be just the right addition your room and well-being this Spring.

Too much yellow or the wrong shade of yellow, however, and you could be facing its negative properties – anxiety or irrationality. So, what’s the best way to use yellow in your home? Our post today will share our top tips to balance and embrace this cheerful shade.

What Rooms Work Best with Yellow?

yellow bathroom in victorian home

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Because yellow is an upbeat and cheerful colour, it’s always best to use the colour in rooms where you want to add some additional energy. Yellow can quickly overwhelm the senses so if you are just starting out using yellow in your home, dip your feet in first by using it in smaller doses with accessories, artwork or furnishings before moving on to walls or larger pieces.

Using Yellow in the Living Roomyellow accent chair in living roomSource: Swoon Worthy

In a living room, a bright yellow chair or sofa could add a jolt of colour to jewel tones and pop against darker walls. Here, a bold yellow velvet chair adds just the right amount of energy to deep plum walls and white furniture.

yellow decor in alto living room range

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In a more neutral space, consider welcoming the arrival of the warmer months by choosing splashes of yellow in cushions, flowers and accessories. Mustard shades will warm and relax in winter months but in Spring, brighter yellows add the sunniest finishing touch.

Using Yellow in a Hallway

yellow decor on orrick console table

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In an entry way, bold yellow walls may be too high energy, or you may lack the natural light needed to get the best out of this colour so instead, keep the look subtle and cheery by choosing some brightly coloured yellow flowers to Bwelcome your visitors. This happy shade in small doses will put a smile on anyone’s face!

Using Yellow in a Kitchen

yellow accents in kitchen

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Your kitchen is a great place for a splash of yellow to get those creative juices flowing! In Australian designer Katie Graham’s home, bright yellow tiles, kickstands and lighting add eye-catching details in this white kitchen.

Using Yellow in the Bedroom

yellow headboard in a pink bedroom

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If you are yearning for a bright splash of yellow, resist the urge to commit to a yellow paint colour –  this energising shade may mean you have trouble sleeping! Instead consider a bright yellow headboard or yellow curtains and combine with softer shades for a restful look that’s anything but boring.

yellow decor in alto bedroom

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For a calming look, consider sticking with smaller accessories, adding cushions or throws in your chosen colour, which will provide vibrancy but in combination with more soothing, calming colours, will keep the look relaxed for when you are ready to unwind.

Looking for more tips for using yellow in your home? Check out our post on accessorising with yellow here!

How will you be using yellow in your home this Spring? We’d love to see! Share your snaps with us using #oakfurnitureland on Instagram or Twitter!