Add a dose of happiness and sunshine to your kitchen scheme with the colour yellow. 

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Yellow is a bold colour to use in your home but it can add some much fun and vibrancy.

Here are 7 ways to decorate with yellow in the kitchen.  

Rustic yellow 

Yellow doesn't have to be perfect and glossy, just take a look at this gorgeous scheme from deVOL Kitchens. Paint your walls a rustic yellow or mustard shade to brighten up your kitchen space. Painting shelves the same colour as your walls creates a modern and cohesive look.

Golden touches


You can still create a luxury kitchen design using the colour yellow. Be mindful of what lighting and accessories you use – picking up gold accents is a great idea for making your scheme look more expensive.

Yellow shakers

Combine modern and traditional kitchen décor by choosing shaker-style units in the colour yellow. A shaker-style kitchen is timeless so it's a good choice if you want you're unsure if you want to commit to a yellow colour scheme forever, as you can re-paint them easily.  

Totally tiled


Think outside the box and opt for yellow wall and worktop tiles to inject colour into your kitchen. This is a bold statement, so if you want to be a little more subtle – design a small tiled splashback which will still bring sunshine to your scheme but won't be too overbearing.

Colour contrast


Blue is opposite to yellow on the colour wheel, meaning it's a popular choice for contrasting. Take inspiration from the above kitchen and use yellow and teal together for a swoon-worthy combination.

Island party

Does your kitchen have an island or a particular feature that you wish to highlight? Well, painting it yellow will bring attention to it for all of the right reasons. If you're going for a retro-inspired theme opt for a more mustard-tone but if you want to add as much vibrancy as possible, a bright pop of neon yellow is the way to go.

Sitting pretty

One of our favourite ways of brightening up a monochrome kitchen scheme is with seating. If you've got a breakfast bar, bring an instant sense of fun to the space with bright yellow, industrial-style stools. You can also inject yellow into a monochrome kitchen with art prints, kitchenware and accessories if you don't have room for seating.   


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