Color Palette

Color Palette: I’m in a Yellow Mood: How About You?

Brilliant Ideas to Decorate with Yellow

When I was a little girl our house always had a yellow kitchen. My mother never had it painted any other color, just different shades of yellow.  I remember the joy I felt in that small yellow galley kitchen.  It was always full of laughter, great food and conversation.   Even more the spirit of our family lived in that yellow room – our happiness, our anticipation, even sometimes our tears.

The meaning of the color yellow inspires optimism and openness,  sunshine and brightness.  Yellow inspires original thought and curiousity too.  It’s the color most likely to lift your spirits, and yellow stimulates creativity, enthusiasm and a greater sense of confidence.  Now that confirms it’s the perfect color for my office redo – I can’t wait!

But yellow is not a color for the faint of heart decorator.  It can be brilliantly bold, but when used as an accent or in the perfect shade it can give life to otherwise dreary decor.  Since I’ve decided to use yellow as my office redo color inspiration be sure to check in later as I share  soon my progress down the yellow brick road.  I chose yellow because I needed a color to give me energy when I’m doing task that I have to do but sometimes don’t want to do.  I figured I may as well be happy since I spend a lot of time in the room.

Here are some design ideas using yellow I hope inspire you:

Yellow wedding cake by sugarpot


Yellow paint colors BHGFrom Top to Bottom:  Olympic – Sawdust, Behr – Morning Sunlight, Glidden Goldenrod, True Value – Fulfilled and Glidden – Hello Yellow

Other yellow paint favorites of mine are:  Sherwin Williams – Overjoy, Latern Light & Bejamin Moore – Sun Kissed Yellow

Yellow table in modern kitchenThe sunshine yellow table and shelf make a plain kitchen special

Black bathroom with yellow chairAdding a simple yellow accent chair and frame turned this black bathroom from stark to inviting

Yellow accents in modern living roomI love the yellow curtains.   The yellow chest and curtains are perfect accents to enliven this room alive and say welcome.

Yellow high back sofa House BeautifulThis high back yellow custom sofa makes a beautiful statement in this room found in House Beautiful

Egyptian styled yellow bedroomThe soft yellow hues add a calming brilliance

Modern yellow bedroom by Tara-Seawright A lovely bedroom with a strong yellow mood by designer Tara Seawright

Yellow wall decor and cushions By mixing multiple patterns of yellow with white lightes the intensity of this room by

Boys bedroom The primary colors balance each other –  Creating a great look for a kids room but it’s not a calm space

yellow office table and chairsModern office inspire original thoughts in a boardroom outfitted with this Faux leather table and chairs in yellow


1950's styles yellow kitchenThis reminds me so much of getting soap in my eyes while getting my hair washed in our family’s yellow kitchen.

Yellow brick roadReady to make the sunshine with yellow

Are you ready to add the brilliance of yellow in your decor?  It just might lift your mood?