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Colour Focus: Yellow Interiors

Colour Focus: Yellow Interiors

Amy Kilvington

By Amy Kilvington

Content Writer at Blinds Direct
Mon 11 Mar 2019
Last updated Wed 18 Aug 2021

Warm your space with this season’s favourite hue. Confident, optimistic and oh-so happy, the colour yellow has well and truly sprung into the spotlight.

Whether you’re a fan of florals, tropical prints, retro looks or ultra-modern interior styles, yellow can work wonders in your space. Find out more about this exciting shade and how to style it…

Mid-century modern interiors with mustard yellow Roman blindAbout the colour yellow

Yellow is the colour of flowers, fruit and sunshine. It is the brightest primary shade and the lightest in the spectrum, offering warmth and positivity, along with feelings of hope, intellect and inquisitiveness.

Across the globe and throughout time, yellow has proved to be a shade of great importance. In Japan, it denotes courage. In India, it represents knowledge and learning. In Western cultures, it is the colour of summer and cheerfulness. But in Latin America and parts of Africa, it is more closely linked to mourning.

If you wish to use the colour yellow in your home, there are plenty of shades to choose from; champagne, vanilla, canary, saffron, daffodil and mustard, to name but a few. Each shade will bring a different vibe to your space, though all are certain to deliver a feeling of energy and happiness.

Yellow teams beautifully with a range of colours, including blues, pinks and oranges. Soft yellows work well beside nude, blush and apricot, while dark yellows can be paired effectively with navy, raspberry and aubergine. And of course, yellow will always work next to neutrals and monochromes.

Neutral modern interiors with lemon yellow curtainsHow to use yellow in your home

You may be concerned that yellow is too bright or bold an option, or may be overly stimulating. While the shade is unequivocally dynamic, and perhaps not the best choice for bedrooms or children’s rooms, it can be seriously effective when used in the right way, offering a stylish, high-end look.

From blonde and butterscotch, to ochre and amber, your choice of yellow interiors will ensure a sunny start to the day. It is a welcoming colour that is perfect for entries, hallways and kitchens. It is also ideal for any room that doesn’t benefit from much natural sunlight. Many prefer to use yellow in the area of the home where they start their day, such as a breakfast bar.

Yellow feature walls are a great choice to brighten up an otherwise cold or plain area. If you would prefer not to go the whole hog, consider scatter cushions or lamp shades for a sunny sweep across the space. A common choice in contemporary interior design, yellow is always an impactful accent when teamed with minimalist white or grey looks. But it also pairs brilliantly with rustic styles, like weathered wood, rough weaves and handcrafted pieces, and for a more luxe look, consider pairing yellow with white, grey and rubbed metallics.

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Embrace the colour yellow and make more of your windows and the rest of your home with high quality, made to measure blinds, curtains, cushions and lamp shades from Blinds Direct. Want to know more about the latest styles and trending colours? Get in touch with our team for more information.

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