Falling in Love With Yellow (Again)

Written on 25th March 2021

Walls and Trim: Citrona No.CC3 in Estate Emulsion and Estate Eggshell

Remember how we couldn’t get enough of yellow in the 90s? Well – fast forward to 2021 and it’s time to find that love again, says Patrick O’Donnell. “Yellow, when used in the right room in the right shade, brings nothing but joy” says Patrick, and naturally, we couldn’t agree more. Here are three schemes to consider that will make you see yellow in a whole new light.


Citrona No.CC3

This citrus yellow from our California Collection is a beauty. Citrona is bright but not overbearing and would work a treat with All White on your woodwork. This sunny yellow and our purest white make a sophisticated but cheering pair for a new hallway look, especially if you’re lucky enough to have a wood floor or classic black and white tiling.

Walls and Trim: Citrona No.CC3 in Estate Emulsion and Estate Eggshell


Babouche No.233

Babouche is the richest and most joyous of our bright yellow – it would make for the most wonderful colour for your kitchen cabinets. If that’s not enough drama in itself, you could introduce a splash of Railings in Full Gloss to a kitchen island or larder cupboard. Keep everything else super simple with walls and woodwork in our muted Slipper Satin.

Walls: Babouche No.223 in Modern Emulsion; Trim: Wimborne White No.239 in Modern Eggshell

Walls: School House White No.291 in Modern Emulsion; Cabinets: Studio Green No.93 in Modern Eggshell; Alcove: Babouche No.223 in Modern Emulsion | Image from Recipes for Decorating

Hay No.37

Hay is a warm, slightly dusty yellow that brings just enough character to a wall on its own, while still allowing for plenty of decorative layering in the forms of fabric and artwork. Team with a complementary white such as Off-White or Lime White – both from our Traditional Neutrals group – or one of our softest whites, Wimborne White, for a fresh and bright look.

Walls: Hay No.37 in Estate Emulsion; Ceiling: Wimborne White No.239 in Estate Emulsion

Hay No.37 in Estate Emulsion;

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