Yellow Kitchen Lovers, May We Have Your Attention? These Are the Paint Colors You Need to Try

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Want your home to feel like a ray of sunshine every morning? A yellow kitchen may well be the design for you. Sure, it's bold, but it's also an extremely warm hue that can open up your space and turn a badly lit room into something a little brighter. From canary to mustard, and a few shades in between, here are eight of our fave yellow paint colors guaranteed to fuel your mornings with a burst of vibrant energy.

1. Sherwin-Williams Tassel

Yellow kitchen cabinets will make for an energetic addition to your cook space, but you don't want them to take over your entire space. Here, Elizabeth of College Housewife transforms this rental using a two-tone kitchen color idea to ensure that the yellow cabinets are striking but not overpowering.

2. Glidden Curry Sauce

Take yourself away to sunnier climates by opting for a Mediterranean style cook space that features open shelving and a solid wood countertop. The ochre yellow kitchen designed by Studio Shamshiri is reminiscent of the setting sun in Italy and looks perfect matched with walnut decor and earthy ceramics.

3. Behr Turmeric

We're lusting over this clever tone-on-tone kitchen design which features shelving that has been color matched to the walls. Again, channeling an Italian coastal vibe, the warm shade brings vibrance to the walls while the lighter ceiling keeps the space feeling airy. Someone pass us the olives please.

4. Behr English Daisy

If you've decided to be bold in your kitchen, why not go that extra mile? This bright yellow kitchen color idea by R2 Studio Architects still works thanks to the white countertops and custom apricot backsplash tile.

5. Farrow & Ball Babouche

Instead of covering an entire wall, think outside the box with your kitchen color idea. It's all about being different, folks. Hendricks Churchill framed the windows, doorways, and ceiling with a soft yellow border, softening the effect of the statement cabinets, which have been painted in the same color. Clever.

6. Sherwin-Williams Yellow Twist

The mustard yellow in this Scandinavian style kitchen makes a striking statement, but hasn't been used unnecessarily. Paired with oak cabinets, sans hardware, and stainless steel countertops, it brings a fresh look that could easily be emulated in your own home.

7. Little Greene Custard

Yellow doesn't have to mean bright and bold; you can opt for more of a mellow pastel shade to create something a little softer. This minimal kitchen by Reform CPH combines light yellow cabinetry with a linoleum countertop, maximizing the natural light and bringing a little pop of joy to your morning routine.

8. Dulux Canary Yellow

Or, go for the gold ... literally. Opt for a vivid, canary yellow shade instead and pair with a bright white base to get the jolt of energy you need in the morning. This Swedish kitchen design, by David Lookofsky of Lookofsky Architecture, is proof that clean lines, minimalism, and vibrant yellow is a winning combination.


Emma Jane Palin is a multi-award-winning blogger and freelance writer with a penchant for design and interiors.

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