Yellow Living Rooms
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. See how to style the sunny shade with our yellow living room ideas.
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Yellow is one of many colors featured in this eclectic living room. The yellow walls host a gallery of colorful art, and a pacific blue sofa holds plenty of patterned pillows. Layered rugs soften the space, while yellow living room accessories, like fresh flowers, a lampshade, and throw pillows, incorporate the sunny color scheme throughout.
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This traditional-style living room wows with scarlet accents that stand out among creamy yellow walls and a yellow sofa. Upholstered chairs feature rich patterns that tie the warm red and yellow scheme of the space together. The yellow tones throughout the space complement the warm ivory fireplace surround.
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Sky High Yellow
Make yellow a dominant color with this yellow living room idea—paint the trim and beams the sunny hue. The fabrics on the pillows and accent chair pick up the color, as does the area rug. This is one way to brighten a space without making the color too overwhelming.
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This yellow living room features a soft, buttery yellow accompanied by a relaxing powder blue. Dark wood furniture grounds the light color scheme, while pops of white keep it light and fresh. This look fits perfectly with traditional home decor.
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Bold Yellow Sofa
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.
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Yellow can take on an elegant vibe when the tone is just a step or two up from white. In this airy space, abundant natural light and high ceilings are the stars. The walls serve as a supporting character, painted a shade of butter yellow, as do the subtle yellow accents.
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Barely There Yellow
This country French sitting room brings in subtle yellow tones with a nailhead sofa and yellow-and-brown patterned curtains. Off-white walls and armchairs blend away in the space, and dark accents ground the light hues. Small gold accents give this design a vintage vibe while also incorporating yellow tones around the room.
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This yellow living room idea walks the line between yellow and tan well, making the yellow an easy neutral to add to. The light chaise and yellow lamps play up the gold accents throughout the space. White woodwork contrasts dark wood floors to strike the perfect balance.
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Light buttercream yellow unites this large living room. It starts on the walls and echoes in the gingham curtains and the striped rug. The lighter yellow backdrop allows yellow wall decor and a lively animal print on the ottoman to take center stage. Adding black accents will give a yellow room more zing. Just be careful not to add so much black that you mimic the decorating equivalent of a bumblebee.
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Golden yellow walls lend this living room a sunny disposition. To make the extra-tall room feel less imposing, a band of white trim breaks up the yellow walls and introduces a subtle accent. Another primary color, red, helps the chairs make a bold statement, while the browns in the sofa and window treatments anchor the room's scheme.
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For an outdoors-inspired space, start with a sunny yellow wall color. Incorporate sky blue and grass green accents to complete the yellow color scheme. Doses of white, in trimwork and ceramic accents, lend a crisp edge to the natural look.
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This gray and yellow living room idea features bold pattern and texture. A yellow buffalo check sofa updates vintage style, while solid yellow window treatments soften a busy gray and white wallpaper pattern. A gold chandelier and side table stick with the traditional look, while electric blue glass accents add modern contrast.
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Frame Bright Art in Yellow
Art galleries know a neutral backdrop lets the artwork shine. This room shows that a neutral background doesn't have to be white. A warm yellow wall color emphasizes the hues in this graphic, unframed piece. Lighter shades in subtle yellow-and-white patterns add interest to the white furniture without detracting from the star of the room—the bold painting.
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Creamy Yellow Canvas
Wondering how to decorate a room with yellow walls? Make the floor match, and let the furniture bring something new to the space. Here, a yellow floor rug blends with yellow walls to create a blank canvas for furnishings. A blue sofa and red-and-white accent fabrics bring in all three primary colors without looking elementary.
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Yield-light yellow will make visitors come to a full stop when you use it as a bold accent wall. Here, it's incorporated with generous doses of white—on other walls, the ceiling, the sofa, artwork, and tables—to mitigate the drama. Graphic black accents weave into the scheme to emphasize the geometry of this modern space.