Decorate with Yellow
Balance the Contrast
Brighten Things Up
Get Inspired by Fabric
Draw inspiration from a favorite fabric when selecting wall paint. A classic palette of blue and yellow gives this bedroom a punchy modern update.
- Wall and trim paint: Dover White (SW6385) by Sherwin-Williams; sherwin-williams.com.
- Ceiling paint: Martha Stewart Living collection, Salt Glaze; homedepot.com.
- Headboard, bed skirt, and curtain fabric: Slubby Linen in Daisy; calicocorners.com. Duvet cover fabric: (top) DwellStudio collection, Vintage Plumes in Jade and (bottom) Slubby Linen in Azure; calicocorners.com.
Mix Your Fabrics
Display on Yellow
Yellow lends a calm, plain backdrop for a collection of framed photos.
Use All-Over Color in Small Spaces
The walls, ceiling, and trim coated in a sunny yellow hue open up this narrow laundry room.
Paint: Concord Ivory (HC-12) by Benjamin Moore; benjaminmoore.com.
Freshen Up with Yellow
Instead of color on the walls, incorporate the hue in other ways, such as turning your floors into a statement. For a classic look, opt for a solid, stripe, plaid, or diamond motif.
Flooring: Vintage pine flooring; for a similar look, try vintagepineflooring.com or 866/203-6924.
Floor paint: Alternating diamond pattern in White Dove (OC-17) and Butter (2023-60) by Benjamin Moore; benjaminmoore.com.
Brighten Your Porch or Patio
Modernize the Classics
Use Yellow for Your Accent Wall
Use a creamy shade of yellow as an accent wall in your living room. Artwork pops against the neutral background.
A Cozy Cottage-Style Kitchen
Buttery-beige walls are a nice complement to the slate green cabinets. The pairing makes the entire kitchen feel warm and cozy.