Yellow Room: From Accents to Wall Color

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Yellow is all kinds of beautiful and comes in a range to suit every personality, from butter to crème brûlée to dark dandelion.  It's one of the few colors that can act like a neutral.  Especially in regions that are commonly overcast, a neutral version of yellow on walls is a good choice, being a happier and livelier color than traditional neutrals like beige or pale gray.


For those who don't want to commit to paint, yellow accessories are a great way to include this happy hue.  

Yellow works great in both traditional and contemporary contexts.  In this contemporary style room, yellow is bold and graphic.

Yellow also works wonderfully in soft, traditional styles.

Here are some of my favorite yellow products from Lamps Plus.  I love the wood grain pattern on the rug.  And the cat eyes'  pendulum movement makes me smile.  It's a fun -- and less creepy -- take on the retro black Kit-Cat clock with the moving eyes and pendulum tail.

Top Row:

Bottom Row:


(Images:  Metropolitan Home, House Beautiful, Better Homes and Gardens)

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  • I sometimes wonder if I could pull off a yellow themed room like this. Thanks for posting this. I at least now know where to start. Good tips

  • Not sure I could handle yellow as the overall room color, but I do like it as a color accent in small does.

Yellow Room: From Accents to Wall Color