What Color Goes With Yellow Living Room
Raymond R. James
October 13, 2021
Design & Décor Ideas
We've spotted a crop of cool yellow living room ideas - and it's clear this spectrum of golden shades is having its moment in the sunlight.The love of these sunny shades had started before the grey days of the pandemic, but with its warm, energetic and optimistic overtones, unsurprisingly, the yearning for yellow has gathered pace.Forget play school primary tones, these yellow modern living room ideas are all about bursts of rich ochre through to zingy citrus and the palest sherbet shades, delivered boldly and beautifully.'Yellow is the ideal color to use in a living room, because although it can sometimes appear raw in bright light, if the right tone is used in the right space it can feel uplifting during the day and then have a magic glow at night,' says Joa Studholme, Farrow & Ball, Colour Curator.In the more contemporary home, earthier yellows used on both walls and woodwork create the ultimate in relaxed warm rooms that contribute to our wellbeing.Be inspired by this yellow living room idea and back soft ochre tones with Mid-century modern furniture and vintage-inspired prints.These warming hues open the door to a new perspective to our palette, that brings a modern twist to what is typically referred to as a retro mood,' says Tricia Guild, OBE.If yellow seems overpowering, ground it by teaming it with accents of black or chocolate brown for a sophisticated look that will appeal to classicists and mid-century modernists alike.In this yellow living room the bold ochre walls are tempered with dark architraves and skirting boards.'In terms of sheer joyfulness, no hue can quite rival yellow and it will instantly add life and vitality to a space,' says Claire Hornby, Head of Creative at Barker & Stonehouse.You'll find plenty of seating options in all shades of upholstery from lemon yellow to mustard ochre in our guide to the best sofas of the year.'2021 is a year pinned with hope for lots of us and yellow can help us fill our homes with the kind of optimistic vibe we're after,' says Rob Green Founder, Coat Paints.Designer, Matthew Williamson has used hot mustard hues on the walls of his living room, at the dining end, which opens onto a beautiful outdoor terrace, so it feels sunny even on the greyest of days.'The juxtaposition of steely monochrome and vibrant yellow strikes a harmonious balance between warm and cool, denoting resilience and hope for the coming year.Grey has long been the go-to for an on trend modern aesthetic, providing a neutral base for statement home accessories to stand out.Yellow is a perfect color for a living room if you want to create a warm, sunny space that always feels bright and inviting.This lovely versatile color can work with all styles too, from deep ochres for a moody and dramatic dark living room to light and bright primrose shades for more traditional spaces. .
Yellow and grey living room ideas – colour combinations to suit all
For instance pretty primrose and grey can add a twist to traditional floral wallpaper in country rooms, also with connection to the industrial trend cement and charcoal shades become even more dramatic and contemporary with warm mustard.From playful, zingy looks to a more classic approach our gallery of the latest yellow and grey living room ideas are sure to inspire all.Using a mellow, creamy lemon shade will inject the brightening quality of yellow without overpowering the statement wallpaper.Take a softer approach to this colour scheme by mixing a variety of tonal greys to create the perfect base to add hints of vibrant yellow.From painting doorframes to architectural details between two adjoining rooms, a little splash of colour can go a long way to introducing a statement accent tone.This fine example shows how a retro style works perfectly for a yellow and grey living room idea.From confident charcoal to cool pebble the grey palette encompasses a wide spectrum of useable tones.When it comes to add a constant accent colour to a room the key is to introduce splash on different height levels, from floor to ceiling to ensure it feels even.In this stylish living room the brick wall has been painted with a pale grey shade to offset the warmer tones beautifully.Start with a soft wallpapered backdrop with subtle pattern and choose white comfortable seating then add gentle character with pleasing lemon fabrics and accessories.This diluted palette needs added depth so layer up tones of the same shade as seen here with painted slate grey coffee tables, smoked glassware or even an almost black book shelf.Give the colour pairing real pizazz by contrast with dark and light shades of the two tones.Keep the scheme contemporary cool with a backdrop of grey walls and furniture, then add warmth with hints of yellow in geometric prints and accessories.Break up a pretty floral wallpaper with a central grey painted chimney breast to balance the scheme.Create contemporary cool by keeping the backdrop simple with pale grey walls and let the furniture do the talking.A modular, mustard yellow sofa instantly livens up the scheme which is then enhanced with an array of interesting and strong shapes.Above the sofa, a display of geometric shelving painted with pops of yellow makes a stunning statement while dark charcoal accessories drama and depth. .
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We’ve got 13 room ideas — from living rooms, bedrooms and children’s rooms to kitchens, pooja rooms and bathrooms — that show you how you can opt for yellow paint colors for your walls.These shades also work beautifully with white, antique furniture.Incorporate Soft Yellow in the Bathroom.Other ways for you to do the same are by decorating the room with white and yellow flowers, or combining the yellow wall paint with another soft colour like a pale green.Also Read: 6 Unique Bedroom Wall Paint Colours That Work for Indian Homes.Yes, while this shade of yellow is a bold choice for a living room, you can use it as a highlight as done in this room.This room uses a medium shade of yellow for one section of the wall and to break the continuity of the white wall paint color.Create a Cosy Space With Warm Yellow.If snug and relaxing is the vibe you’re gunning for, pair a warm yellow wall with muted, soft furnishing.Golden yellows like amber lend a bright touch to the pooja room and create an ambience of reverence.This living room corner incorporates a muddy yellow but only on half its wall.Taking a cue from the same, this small open kitchen pairs an exposed brick wall with a warm ochre shade of yellow.Again, muddy ochres and champagne yellows can create a classic and luxurious look when paired with white panelling and light furniture.Style tip: Ochre can add just a bit of colour but isn’t that dramatic so high contrast furniture can balance that out.So, as you can see, yellow is a wonderful colour to incorporate in your house and on your walls. .
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