Colour has the power to alter your mind and thus, plays an important role in interior design. It can add energy to a dull room or calm down one filled with chaos. Different colours have different effects on the mood of a room.
Yellow is the colour of the sun and adds brightness to any room. As per Vastu Shastra, it’s good for improving concentration and encourages mental activity. It’s also the colour associated with Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth.
Depending on the shade of yellow that you use – ranging from bright lemon to duller mustard or pastel yellow – it can either brighten up the space or tone down the energy. We’ve picked 18 ideas to help you to add yellow to your home.
In a modern room that uses white and beige furnishing and accessories, the introduction of yellow through the diffused lighting from the false ceiling adds drama and brings the room to life.
The use of yellow can add a cheery ambiance in a small kitchen. The bright yellow laminates on the kitchen cabinets, like in this home, is a guaranteed mood lifter for even the grumpiest chef!
In a dull bathroom, the addition of elegant yellow hanging lampshades contributes an interesting design element that brightens up the space to make it seem less cramped.
Set in a dark toned wall, the pastel yellow background of the wall niche provides relief and adds a stylish feature to the bath.
Bedrooms need the right mix of energy and calmness. In this room, the use of bright yellow linen adds energy and perfectly contrasts the dull wall paint.
The guest bedroom in this home uses a beautiful bed back panelling in a floral print on a bright yellow background to add an inviting feel to the space, making visitors feel right at home.
The use of a bright yellow feature wall is the highlight in this bedroom, where it adds a memorable element to the design.
The gorgeous backlit panelling in the entrance hallway of this apartment adds unmistakable energy to the interiors and creates a terrific first impression on every visitor.
Even a duller shade of yellow can enhance the beauty and mood in a room, as the mustard feature wall does to the dining room in this home. Along with the peaceful Buddha statue, it adds a calm ambiance – perfect for relaxed meals.
In small homes, bold colours on the walls tend to make the area seem too cramped. A smart alternative is to add tiny splashes of it. The yellow latticework on this foldable dining table introduces a bit of brightness to the wall.
Children’s bedrooms benefit from bright colours, and as a primary colour, yellow is a good option. It’s perfect for a study nook as yellow helps to improve concentration.
For those who aren’t comfortable with bold colours taking over a room, yellow can be mixed with other bright colours in accessories such as stools or cushions.
In this dressing room, the bright yellow upholstery on the sofa introduces a stylish element to the area, besides making the space brighter.
In a home with a minimalist theme, the use of a few elegant accessories in yellow adds bright contrast without deviating from the overall theme.
Instead of continuing with white on the stairway walls, like in the rest of the home, the infusion of yellow as a feature wall blends with the earthy wood trims and indoor plants to add an artistic touch to the area.
In this ultra-modern home, the lovely yellow lampshades hanging over the dining table add sophistication to the room, keeping with the formal design theme.
In this home with Moroccan inspired design, the bold yellow upholstery in the living area is as stunning as it is stylish.