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Yellow Paint Schemes

Yellow paint is happy, sunny and warm – all the ingredients you need for a room that feels like home, and makes you feel good too. There’s delicate cream paint for rustic hideaways, zingy brights for bold modern schemes, and the truest of sunshine yellows to bring a smile to any space. Whatever mood you’re looking to create, we’ve got shades of yellow paint to suit every one.

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How to Use Yellow Paint

Yellow paint can work in any space with just a little thought. Bright yellow can be a bit energetic for a bedroom, but an earthy ochre like India Yellow feels grown-up and restful, while a delicate primrose yellow like Dayroom Yellow works wonderfully in nurseries and children’s rooms. A rich cream paint, like Tallow, feels elegantly traditional in hallways and living rooms, while at the other end of the spectrum, zingy Citrona and Yellowcake present plenty of fun opportunities for the bold.

Cream Paint Colours

A cream colour is a timeless choice for walls and trim, combining the warmth of a more straightforward yellow wall paint with the subtlety of a neutral. Bringing a feeling of familiarity to any space, cream paint colours look particularly at home in more traditional rooms, especially a cosy and convivial living room like this one, in String. As an easy-going neutral, cream is also a brilliant backdrop to brighter pops of colour – take it from the owners of this study, which has been playfully accented with Stone Blue.

Light Yellow Paint Colours

Light yellow paint is a great all-purpose option, suiting both modern and traditional settings and bringing subtle cheer to any room. For a light filled yellow kitchen, try Hay or Pale Hound – these pale yellows are fresh and delicate, and their underlying green tones look especially good in a garden-facing room. Our light and bright yellows, like Dayroom Yellow and Yellow Ground, create pockets of sunshine that perfectly suit smaller rooms. Try them across both the walls and ceiling, as the owners of this Ciara Yellow bedroom have done, for an enveloping feel.

Strong Yellow Paint Colours

Strong yellows are sunshine epitomised, creating upbeat rooms that will make you smile every time you step inside. Bright yellow paint colours like Citrona and Babouche can help spaces feel bigger and full of energy. Try them boldly splashed across walls and woodwork for a sunny kitchen or playroom. Or, for a real statement, pick out a single feature and go as bright as you dare.

Mustard Yellow Paint Colours

Deep yellow, ochre, and mustard yellow paint colours share the uplifting properties of brighter yellows during daylight hours, but they really come into their own after dark, making them an excellent choice for cosy bedrooms and living rooms. The deep English-mustard tones of India Yellow create rooms with a moody, modern feel, while the lighter Sudbury Yellow feels cleaner, brighter and more traditional, especially in well-lit rooms.

Yellow Paint Accents

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Painting a single feature in a bold colour like yellow can add instant personality to otherwise neutral scheme. This country kitchen, with its restrained palette of Studio Green and School House White, is given an instant lift by Babouche in the window alcove. For a more dramatic transformation, try a yellow floor paint – these homeowners have used India Yellow in our super-tough Modern Eggshell finish.

Yellow Exterior Paint

Nothing says “welcome home” quite like a yellow front door. As these two very different homes show, a yellow door can fit with all kinds of styles and situations, adding kerb appeal and – with our tough and flexible Exterior Eggshell and Full Gloss finishes – protection from the elements. For an all-encompassing hit of sunshine, there’s even yellow masonry paint. A range of our yellows is available in Exterior Masonry, a super durable and elegant matt finish that transforms and protects render, brickwork, concrete, and terracotta plant pots.

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