Yellowcake

No.279

A vibrant yellow

Just like the classic American home bake after which it’s named, this vivid yellow has a homely feel that can’t fail to make you smile. Zingy hues like Yellowcake were incredibly popular in the 1960s, and still feel very much at home in the 21st century, especially as part of a bright mid-century modern scheme.

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: White & Light Tones 

Complementary white: All White

Yellowcake is part of our archive collection so sample pots are not available, and orders cannot be returned.

Yellowcake is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 17.
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Inspiration
Boot room
Boot room
Our kitchen
Our kitchen
Italian Country house - Belvedere
Italian Country house - Belvedere
Colourful Kitchen
Colourful Kitchen
Colourful Kitchen
Colourful Kitchen
Hanging Around
Hanging Around
Bathroom!
Bathroom!
Mirrored Bar
Mirrored Bar
Yellow Cake
Yellow Cake
@SLC_29
@SLC_29
Hallway
Hallway
Child's Bedroom
Child's Bedroom
Frank's Nursery
Frank's Nursery
Frank's Nursery
Frank's Nursery
Rocking Chair
Rocking Chair
Satin and Yellow
Satin and Yellow
Tasty Yellowcake served with a bit of Arsenic!
Tasty Yellowcake served with a bit of Arsenic!
Bedroom
Bedroom
Headboard
Headboard
Grandfather chest painted in Oval Room Blue
Grandfather chest painted in Oval Room Blue
Product Information 
ECO-FRIENDLY AND CHILD-SAFE

Back in 2010, we moved our entire range to an eco-friendly water base that’s low odour, low VOC and child-safe, becoming the first in the industry to do so. Easy to clean without harmful solvents, in tins that can be recycled again and again, our paints help to reduce the environmental impact of redecorating your home.


QUALITY FINISHES

Every one of our 132 paint colours is available in a range of durable interior and exterior paint finishes, each rigorously tested to ensure an exceptional depth of colour and long-lasting finish. For the very best results, we always recommend using a Farrow & Ball Primer & Undercoat – see above for the correct tone for this colour.


SAFETY INFORMATION

All Farrow & Ball finishes except Limewash contain isothiazolinones, which may produce an allergic reaction. Farrow & Ball Limewash contains calcium hydroxide which can cause severe damage in contact with skin or eyes. For further information about our products, including guidance on safe use and application, click here to view our advice pages.

Customer Reviews 
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bold colour This was a bold choice for the interior of our front door. Love it! Such a bright pop of colour!
Date published: 2019-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feature wall behind white shelves We chose this colour in a dark alcove, based on an image on On&On shelving company. We also purchased their illuminated shelves. It looks absolutely amazing! Really good coverage and a lovely matt finish.
Date published: 2019-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product We chose Yellowcake for a medium sized bedroom used by our grandchildren when they stay over - we wanted to replace a dull colour with something bright ..... And it is that! I agree with other reviewers that the bright yellow in direct morning sunshine does transform to an acid green tinge later in the day, but we like this. I have always used estate emulsion in the past but chose modern emulsion for ease of maintenance in this room ..... I was a bit nervous as I did not want a shiny finish, but the result has a very slight sheen only. Also I found the quality of the paint amazing ... It covered some uneven walls in our old cottage really well and there was no splatter at all even when using a large roller on a pole to do the ceiling. Overall, a great success.
Date published: 2019-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful bright yellow for front door So pleased with the results as had read previous reviews about the green tinge. Have used high gloss on front door and changed the whole look of the house. Love it xx
Date published: 2018-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great colour! Loved the paint. Amazing colour. Needed three coats on a previously white panel door which had been sanded back. Applied three thin coats with small roller but very pleased with the finish. Loved the water based paint in comparison to the usual solvent based eggshell I've used on the woodwork.
Date published: 2018-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is my favourite colour EVER! I love Yellowcake! One coat of emulsion was all that I needed and it looks stunning! It is crazy bright, and I love it!
Date published: 2018-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bright happy yellow I'm not a big yellow fan normally but this is a lovely bright happy yellow - sunshine in a pot. It goes on smooth, 2 coats and it's good. I used the estate eggshell which is yellow in all lights but I have a tester pot of estate emulsion and that can appear bright neon green, which actually makes me want to try it in my kitchen when I get around to remodeling. I'll let you know when that happens.
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning accent colour I used this to transform a Lloyd Loom chair and one kitchen stool. One single splash of this amazing colour has transformed the room. Chair in one room , stool in the kitchen. The colour makes me smile. Adore it . Thank you
Date published: 2015-08-28
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