Colour School: How to decorate with Primrose Yellow

Find out what colours work well with this sunny hue and what to steer clear of

Create a welcoming scheme full of pretty country style with a palette inspired by glorious summer meadows. Make a bold, sunny statement by using cheery buttercup on the walls, then add key accessories in vibrant verdure and soft dandelion. Temper the yellow tones with earthy putty, soothing duck-egg blue and calming white, then add warmth and interest by layering in delicate floral patterns

Small-scale prints, raw wood finishes and rustic wicker give this bold hue a softer feel

Balance out the top-to-toe yellow look with a ditsy floral fabric on a mainly neutral toned background

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Pattern 1

Pop in a frame or use above a picture rail

Salvia 110158 wallpaper, £50 per roll, Harlequin

The Paint

This sunny hue will bring warmth into any room

Verdure Yellow Marble Matt Emulsion, £42 for 2.5ltr, Mylands of London

Pattern 2

An understated print is ideal for blinds

Mellor Citrus F0599/01, £32 per m, Clarke
& Clarke

Choose pared-back furniture, in soft, neutral shades to balance out a bold feature wall

Our stylist says

“Go for a brighter tone to add a burst of colour in a dark space, or use a gentler one in a room with lots of natural light”

Nicky Phillips, Decorating Editor

Break up a harvest-toned palette with pretty floral prints to give your room a delicate summery feel

TRY THESE COLOURS WITH PRIMROSE

Leaf Green: Add fresh appeal with a shade of green taken from nature, such as sage, olive, grass or apple

Denim Blue: Create definition by using a smart and classic dark denim, or keep it casual with a worn-in version

Heather: Team your yellow with an equally pigmented purple- try primrose and heather or sherbet and lilac

SHADES TO AVOID

Scarlet: Steer clear of pairing yellow with this fiery primary colour, as the strong combination will feel overbearing and difficult to live with

Mahogany: To sidestep an accidental Seventies revival, opt for neutral shades of pebble, oak or putty rather than a retro brown

Fuchsia: Don’t try and outshine primrose with a feisty pink or bold orange hue-opt for pale rosy tones instead and let yellow be the star

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