Yellow Paint Colours
As the lightest shade on the colour spectrum, yellow is an uplifting and illuminating colour that offers hope, happiness, cheerfulness, and fun. Synonymous with sunshine, yellow paint spreads light around the home and uplifts the spirits by making the space feel bright and sunny.
If you’re looking for a new colour to brighten up your home, picking yellow paint is a more exciting alternative to neutrals like white or grey. Yellow may feel like too bold an option but it doesn’t have to be as daring as it sounds. Forget the primary yellow colour of your school days and think sophisticated shades in different golden, ochre, or citrus tones to suit your style - whether you prefer a moody ambience, a subtle glow, or a vibrant welcome.
Our favourite yellow paints for 2022
Recommended Yellow Wall Paints
Explore our collection of yellow wall and ceiling paints. We offer an exceptional range of paints in many shades and finishes, helping you to create your perfect home. You'll also find wall paint that's designed for specific interior purposes and rooms, including durable kitchen paint, bathroom paint that's moisture, steam and mould resistant, and even tile paint for an instant room refresh.
How to pick the right yellow for your home
If you’re undecided on how to introduce a pop of yellow into your home, check out our handy guide below to find the different shades of yellow paint available, as well as tips and ideas on how to integrate the colour into different rooms. Yellow can add a level of sophistication to interior design and is often used to grab attention in a dynamic and comforting way while giving your home a one-of-a-kind feel.
The versatility of yellow means you can find a shade to complement nearly every other colour too, so it can be an ideal addition to balance out any colour palette.
Lemon yellow paint shades
Lemon yellow paints have a soft tone that encourages calmness while providing flutters of gentle warmth. Lemon yellow shades such as CHABLIS X388 have soft and creamy tints, bringing a delicate wash of sunlight into a room and lifting the mood – perfect for these gloomy days. These understated colours aren’t too overpowering and so are great to introduce a pop of colour in any room around the house, particularly in north-facing rooms.
If you’re looking for a zestier lemon yellow, opt for TVT H388. These pale yellow shades are bold and fun, so try an accent wall for a bright burst of colour. If you’d rather go more minimalist with yellow, a quick and easy way to introduce a pop of colour is by reviving tired furniture with our yellow wood paint.
Golden yellow paint shades
Golden yellow is the softer and more playful matte form of gold. These shades are rich and saturated, symbolising new ideas and encouraging imagination. Reminiscent of the hues of Moroccan pottery or an exotic sunset, these shades are ideal if you want to create a warm, inviting space.
Mustard yellow paint shades
Mustard, as a warm tone, can elicit feelings of warmth, as well as increase positive emotions and general feelings of optimism. Mustard yellow shades carry an elegance and can be bold or muted depending on the shade. Pick a rustic, earthy choice of mustard yellow with YELLOW TEARS or a more distinctive shade such as CHERRY PIE PASTRY to drench the room in a rich evening hue.
Yellow kitchen inspiration
Yellow suits both modern and traditional interior settings, so no matter your style, the colour works wonderfully in the kitchen. Lift the energy of your interiors with well-placed pops of yellow. We find EGGNOG Y308 is especially suited to kitchen and dining spaces for this very reason – and couldn't we all do with a little boost on our morning trip to the kettle?
Or throw it back to the 70s with rustic DUCATO L392 for a home hub with a stylish retro feel.
If you don’t want to go all out yellow, splashes of colour can be just as effective. Give your kitchen a dash of yellow by painting the cabinets yellow or try a yellow feature wall.
Recommended yellow kitchen room paints
Yellow living room inspiration
A rich earthy shade like MODERN NUDE is relaxing and can help to contribute to our wellbeing, making it a perfect choice for a warm, inviting living room, ready for you to unwind and chill. Balance it out with a neutral furniture scheme and a soft cream shade for a traditional approach, or contrast it with other deep colours.
If bold and bright is your style, try a sunflower hue such as LEMONADE H300. Mix with deep shades like blues and regal purples and add different textures and accessories in the form of cushions and throws.
Recommended yellow living room paints
Yellow hallway inspiration
Yellow shades are bright enough to lengthen and brighten up dark, narrow hallways or small rooms by adding its own brand of sunlight no matter the weather. Use yellow paint in the hallway to give you a happy home to walk into each day.
Recommended yellow hallway paints
Yellow bedroom inspiration
“Go for gold” with a golden shade in the bedroom, perfect for bringing a sense of calm without feeling too neutral. Yellow bedroom walls can be a great way to encourage a positive mindset while helping you to relax at the same time.
Or try deep, pigmented mustard shades which share the uplifting characteristics of brighter shades during the day but prevail at night time where they create a cosy hub, perfect for winding down at the end of the day.
Children’s bedrooms give the opportunity to play with bright yellow paint so go a little more lively with BANANA J302. These shades are vivid and exciting making them perfect for children's bedrooms - or think about a yellow ceiling for a fun way to play with the colour.
Recommended yellow bedroom paints
Yellow bathroom inspiration
Rejuvenate your bathroom into a cheerful restroom with a lick of yellow paint. Try a pale lemon shade with a hint of green such as CHABLIS X388 for an organic countryside feel. For even more of a vintage, natural effect, paint the colour over panelled wood and add some dried flowers. Or contrast TVT 4005 with blue for a hot summer oasis effect. The complementary golden yellow will help the blues to really pop.
Channel rustic vibes with WAX J392 balancing it with shades such as sage green or browns. If you want to use a deep yellow shade in the bathroom without overpowering the room, then keep some of the walls and fixtures a neutral colour so that the features don’t compete for attention.
Recommended yellow bathroom paints
Create an impact in your garden with our yellow outdoor paint selection. We have a range of exterior paints, wood stains, protectors and treatments for your outside walls, garden fences, furniture, sheds and decking. Durable and resistant to water damage, our exterior paints offer high protection from constant exposure to the elements.
A yellow garden fence can bring a ray of sunshine into your garden no matter the weather, and help the garden greenery to look even more vivid against the bright background. Or why not revamp the garden furniture with GRAPEFRUIT S302 for a citrusy burst of colour.
Our range of anti-slip decking and patio paints, stains and treatments are specifically formulated to give you a protective, long-lasting finish. Available in a variety of finishes, our range of outdoor paints help you maintain the natural beauty of your wooden patio and decking.