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Yellow Decor Ideas for the lounge

Brighten a dull living room by working yellow into the palette. This warm, versatile color adds an instant ray of sunshine to any space and is easy to incorporate into your current color scheme.

Cheerful Yellow

For an outdoors-inspired space, start with a sunny yellow wall color. Incorporate sky blue and grass green accents to complete the scheme. Doses of white, in trimwork and ceramic accents, lend a crisp edge to the natural look.

Natural Inspiration

Draw inspiration from nature when choosing yellows for a color palette. Here, the daffodil color of the yellow accent pillows and the chair slipcover echo the forest-inspired picture on the mantel. The greens and neutrals are also from that artwork. For more nature inspiration, consider the yellows of daisies, tulips, sweet corn, wheat, fall leaves, or goldfinches.

Bold Sofa Yellow

Paint isn't the only way to get the benefits of yellow in a living room. Here, a bold yellow striped sofa adds a punch of color to the room. It pairs with navy blue accents in the stripes, pillows, and window treatments to feel balanced. The somewhat subdued patterns leave plenty of attention for the colorful glassware collection on the other side of the room.

Cobalt and Yellow

This predominantly two-tone color scheme updates the classic yellow-and-blue combo to give it a fresh twist. Here, a light yellow on the walls buddies up to a striking cobalt that frames black-and-white photos. Lower in the room, the yellow turns a bit more vibrant on pillows and the lamp base, while the blue gets in touch with its turquoise side. A neutral beige sofa lets this colorful yellow-blue pairing keep all the attention.

Strength in Subtlety

While creamy yellow and white provide a soft scheme, a strong accent can create a punch that ensures the pairing won¿t fade into obscurity. Here, chocolate-brown velvet chairs and an animal-print ottoman add depth to an otherwise subtle space. Gold accents, such as the mirror above the fireplace, introduce glamour to the living room.

A Summery Room

This lovely room combines sunshine yellow and a light sage to capture the light, breezy feel of a summer's day. The fireplace wall gets extra attention with its contrasting green paint and the clever circular motif that repeats the drapery pattern. The yellow walls lend subtle background color that lets the green accents pop.

Margaret Hirsch
Margaret Hirsch
Hirsch COO runs South Africa’s top independence appliance company that specialises in all appliances, electronics, furniture and bedding. They give the best deals and the best prices and everything is guaranteed.