Even a very cold room can feel warmer and invigorating when wrapped in a coating of sunshine yellow, mellow buttery tones, or rich mustard hues. This positive decor colour makes the perfect upbeat match for monochrome patterned tiles, area rugs, and soft furnishings. Even modern minimalist interiors can glean moments of uplifting visual warmth from cheery yellow accent pieces. Bold colour proves just as effective when surrounded by blank white space, which gives bright statement pieces room to breathe and showcase. Join us as we tour five modern homes with inspirational yellow interiors, including restrained examples of scattered yellow accent decor for the more colour-timid homeowner.
Architect: Luis delgado
This open layout appears filled with golden sunlight even on the dullest of days. The same buttery yellow hue engulfs all of the living room walls, as well as the entire ceiling and floor. A monochrome rug adds a cooling moment of grey geometric pattern onto the painted floorboards.
The same yellow tone makes its way around onto a one wall kitchen too, which threads its way along the hallway of the small apartment.
A small dining table and chairs set drops a natural wood accent into the solid yellow decor scheme. Crisp, monochrome art disrupts the colour saturated dining room wall.
A stainless steel kitchen sink, faucet, and cabinet hardware add moments of metallic sheen to the yellow kitchen design.
Visualizer: Trang Chuột
This studio apartment design employs a rich yellow hue to boldly highlight custom furniture designs and arch decor motifs. Taupe tones shade soft furnishings and a boho round rug.
A fabulous platform bed design sweeps around the perimeter of the studio apartment before morphing into a built-in sofa design. The smooth silhouette embraces a set of small nesting coffee tables at the centre of the lounge area.
One side of the studio is coloured by the yellow headboard wall and a yellow-painted section behind the sofa, whilst a yellow arch defines the dining spot on the other side.
Yellow dining chairs team with a white counterpart to create a cheerful dining ensemble.
Another painted arch motif draws attention to the TV wall. A terrific floating unit works double duty as a media stand and a vanity table with a lift-up mirror.
A built-in entryway cabinet serves both storage and display purposes. Yellow trim starts the cheerful colour story right from the front door.
DIrectly opposite the front door, a yellow and white kitchen is cut through with a freshly contrasting apple green backsplash.
Visualizer: O.M. Shumelda
Yellow accents beat a rhythm across this artistic home interior.
A clear glass coffee table leaves the colour thread uninterrupted.
Unique living room rugs form geometric islands of eye-catching colour around the lounge furniture.
A modern modular sofa is creatively wrapped in two-tone upholstery, which builds an intriguing, almost sculptural aesthetic.
A fresh white backdrop allows the bright furniture and decor pieces to shine.
Natural wooden elements fade quietly into the background and create mellow moments amongst lush indoor plants, like this dreamy hanging chair by the trees.
A large, frameless mirror doubles the simple vista of a minimalist wooden bench and a white decorative vase.
The minimalist dining room features a white and wood table and chairs set.
Fluted glass doors distort a curio cabinet between the dining room and kitchen. LED backlights illuminate charming silhouettes.
On the opposite side of the kitchen diner, another set of fluted glass panels form a dividing wall from the spacious entry hall. A contemporary linear suspension light illuminates the full length of the modern white dining table.
Yellow kitchen wall cabinets colour the back of the room, along with a curvaceous yellow kitchen island.
At the side of the kitchen island, tall cabinets are faded away in a plain white finish.
Designer: atelier SAD
Visualizer: Tomas Firla
This visualisation shows a reconstructed apartment in Prague.
Accent furniture and wall art bring in the yellow colour theme.
An unusual geometric sofa and a textured rug offset the bright yellow accents pieces with a subdued hue of dusky rose.
A pastel pink decorative vase dots a round grey coffee table with cheerful colour.
In the open plan layout of this apartment, all of the colour is reserved for the lounge area.
The modern kitchen follows a reserved grey, silver, and white decor palette.
White kitchen bar stools are arranged around two sides of the dining island to comfortably accommodate up to four diners.
White appliances camouflage into the sleek kitchen units.
An etched glass wall brings natural light into the bathroom from the living room. Colour from the lounge furniture melts through the glass and is reflected along a silvery statement wall. A modern bathtub dips low to maximise the effect.
Visualizer: Viktoria Tsikhotska
Our final home design engages the eye with yellow statement furniture pieces and colour-matched modern art. A bright yellow tufted sofa sits centre stage in the living room, atop a geometric monochrome rug.
A modern pendant light drops a cool sculptural element over the lounge.
Whilst the sofa focuses towards the TV, two grey lounge chairs gather around a modern fireplace.
A trio of assorted dining room pendant lights arrange visual interest above the open plan dining area.
The light wooden dining table is contrasted by heavy black dining chairs and a black steel-cased barn-style door that leads to the kitchen.
White cabinets, white wall tiles, and black appliances make up a simple but effective kitchen decor palette.
Exposed brick walls give the modern home a farmhouse feel.
Inside the modern bathroom, a P-shaped vanity unit frees up space for a toilet and bidet set.
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