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WHY WE LOVE IT No colour embodies summer more than bright, cheerful yellow. From pale lemon hues to richer shades of buttercup and mustard, it instantly puts you in a good mood, lifts the look of any space and fills a room with a soft, inviting glow.
WHERE TO USE IT Yellow is a versatile shade and the right print will sit happily in a kitchen, bedroom, living room or home office.
Floral motifs are the perfect fit for bedrooms and living spaces, while graphic prints work brilliantly in kids’ rooms and smart stripes suit a home office.
It’s also the ideal colour for brightening up small, dark spaces, such as cloakrooms or utility areas.
This wallpaper’s smart sartorial stripe would suit most spaces
Sigge in Yellow 787-32, £60 per roll, Edward collection, Sandberg
HOW TO USE IT To ensure your room doesn’t look like it’s been drowned in the decorative equivalent of custard, make sure you don’t overdo it. Stick to just one shade of yellow for a unified look, then mix it with one or two complimentary colours. Grey and yellow are a match made in heaven, as grey will give this buttery colour a smart, sophisticated touch. Alternatively, go for gold highlights on a yellow wallpaper to create a luxe look, keep it simple by pairing it with white for a classic summertime feel or team with leaf green for a country look.
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The delicate metallic sheen on this paper reflects the light
Sakura in Yellow Lustre, £82 per roll, Archive Trails collection, Little Greene
HOW TO ACCESSORISE IT White country-style furniture teamed with yellow wallpaper and fabric will give a space a relaxed, traditional feel, while more contemporary shapes in honey-coloured wood or a black gloss will keep the look modern.
Inspired by a blanketed sky of stars, this delicate, intricate design comes in five colourways
Stjärnflor 14665, £60 per roll, Wonderland collection, BoråsTapeter
3 places to buy YELLOW PRINTS
ELANBACH This classic English brand’s fabrics and wallpaper designs, from florals and stripes to paisleys and ikats, come in a range of yellow shades. Prices start at £38 per m for fabric and £96 per roll for wallpaper.
JOHN LEWIS Find a huge selection of fabrics and wallpapers in plains, florals and graphic prints from well-known brands, as well as the company’s in-house range. Prices start from £8 per m and £19 per roll.
WALLPAPERDIRECT There’s a vast choice of yellow wallpapers at this online store, from big-name brands as well as exclusives by Brewers and Albany. From £14 per roll.
OUR TOP TEN YELLOW PRINTS
Bring a room to life with these sunny delights
This fun, vintage-style, lemony print will look great in a kitchen
Ailsa in Soft Lemon, £12 per roll, B&Q
Large dreamy blooms work well in a bedroom
Watercolour Bloom in Ochre, £15 per roll, Next
Give your hallway subtle retro vibe
Golden Leaf, £48.50 per roll, Layla Faye range, Wallpaperdirect
Bring a fresh feel to a country-style scheme
Spring Meadow in Yellow, £28 per roll, Sussex Gardens collection, Albany range, Wallpaperdirect
This subtle print would work well in any space
Lym in yellow, £9.99 per roll, Home of Colour range, Homebase
TASTE OF INDIA
A delicate block print with exotic fan motifs
Kashmira in yellow, £69 per roll, Echo Indienne collection, Baker Lifestyle
BIG AND BOLD
Opt for a graphic print on a feature wall
Pom Pom in Lemon Slice, £105 per roll, Natasha Marshall
Keep it chic with traditional pattern
Toile in Butterleigh, £48 per roll, Brewers range, Wallpaperdirect
Striking, stylised florals create a modern feel
Issy in Quince, £44 per roll, Xander collection, Villa Nova
TOUR DE FORCE
Use this fun-filled print for a feature wall in an office
Philippa Wallpaper in Yellow Jersey, £70 per roll, Liberty