How to decorate with yellow – 10 of the best ideas

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What could be more inviting than a bright pop of yellow in your home? The colour of eternal summer, we can’t think of any shade we would rather come home to on a bleak winter’s day – or better, a warm spring evening.

Light up your house with pretty accents of buttercup yellow, or make a statement in one room with block colour in lemon or dandelion shades. Yellow is such a versatile colour: From deep mustard to bright gold, you will be able to find a version that fits in with your current decor.

Plus, there are so many ways to make this scheme work for you: Follow the trend for colour blocking and mix your yellow with cobalt blue or dark grey. Yellow accessories will be the perfect accompaniment to bold colour on the walls, adding a vibrant touch to a darker colour scheme.

Or, team yellow with white for a sunny room that is full of light. Soft, zesty shades on cushions, curtains and lampshades – and even on woodwork – will be a perfect partner to a neutral backdrop and bright white sofa or chairs.

Gentle additions of yellow, in patterned wallpaper, look just as good as a block colour. Choose pretty floral-printed paper to team with soft neutrals for a subtle take on the trend. Alternatively, make that bold statement with a yellow sofa or even a freshly painted yellow fireplace against dove grey walls.

Image credit: David Brittain

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