Cheerful, radiant and full of love to give! Thus, with a heart and open arms, a yellow room welcomes residents and visitors.
Because it is a warm color, yellow also fills the atmosphere of comfort and warmth. It's like receiving a warm hug after a tiring day.
Are you enjoying the idea of having a yellow room? Then come see the tips we selected below. You will see that a yellow room decoration can be much simpler than you think, check it out:
Yellow: meaning, symbology and color effects
Before knowing how to use yellow in decoration it is important to know the meanings and effects that color brings to everyday life.
Yellow is a primary and warm color, recognized in many cultures around the world as the color of fortune and prosperity. After all, that's the color of gold, isn't it?
Yellow is also seen as a color that brings life and energy, just like the sun. Speaking of sun, yellow is also associated with heat, making it a warm and welcoming color, especially in colder places.
Color is also associated with food and appetite, since nature presents us with countless fruits, vegetables and yellow spices.
In color psychology, yellow is still seen as a color capable of stimulating intellect and creativity, and is therefore very welcome in study environments.
Except that not everything is so vibrant and warm when talking about yellow. Color also has negative effects and can cause unpleasant sensations.
One of them is the notion of alertness and danger. Yellow is the color used in signs and signs with potential for risk, as is the case with traffic signs, transgenic foods, electricity and chemicals.
Yellow is still seen as the color of fear and cynicism. It is no wonder that popular phrases like “yellow with fear” or “yellow smile” are used to express these emotions.
So, the tip here is to recognize well the space in which you want to use color and the people who will be involved in it. If you think yellow can interfere too much in individuals' sensory perceptions, balance the dose and look for more discreet shades of color. The secret is to always keep your balance.
Yellow room decor: how to use color
Protagonist or supporting role?
First of all keep in mind if yellow will be the predominant color of the decoration or if you will prefer to use it as a point of color and light, just to make a difference.
This is important so that you can already think of the decoration as a whole. For example, in the case of using yellow only as a differential element, try painting one of the walls in color.
But if you intend to cause that impact, then it is worth considering adding yellow in a greater proportion, using prominent objects such as the sofa, the carpet and the curtains.
One of the steps that most generates doubts when thinking about decoration is how to combine colors. But don't worry, there are some tricks that help at that time.
The first is to understand what visual and sensory effect you want to cause. Rustic room? Modern? Minimalist? Sophisticated and glamorous? There is a more suitable combination for each of these styles.
Another important point to note is the textures of the environment. Yellow can be used in glass, wood, masonry, fabrics, steel, in short, on a wide range of materials. And they will all interfere in the final result of the composition based on the style you determined earlier.
Also note the incidence of light in your living room. The more light, the more the yellow will stand out. The entry of light is also important to determine the other colors present in the color. This is because the amount of light interferes with the perception of space. The brighter an environment, the bigger it appears to be.
Here are some suggestions for combinations for the yellow room:
Yellow and red room
The combination of yellow and red is extremely dynamic, lively and full of energy. Both colors belong to the palette of warm tones and, as a result, result in a warm and cozy decor. But it is necessary to be careful not to overdo the dose and end up creating a fast food look at home, since this is also the preferred composition of the quick snack brands.
To make no mistake, choose one of them as the protagonist and use the other to create details. You can also choose a soft gradient from yellow, through orange to red.
For a more sober yet vibrant decor, invest in closed yellow and red tones.
The yellow and red room combines with boho, rustic and contemporary decorations.
Yellow and blue room
Yellow and blue are known as complementary colors, that is, they are the rice and beans of the chromatic circle. They complement and harmonize perfectly.
Together, they give life to modern, contemporary and youthful rooms. Try using the double with glass, steel or iron furniture.
Yellow and gray room
Another very modern and successful combination is yellow with gray. This pair is the face of Scandinavian style decorations and is perfect when used in stronger shades, as well as in soft and pastel tones.
A yellow wall, for example, can be the perfect companion for a gray sofa.
Yellow and white room
For those who are afraid of making a mistake, you can bet on the good old composition between yellow and white. The duo never disappoint and promise an elegant, sophisticated and, at the same time, decor with a modern and warm touch.
White walls can accommodate a sumptuous yellow sofa, as well as a curtain or rug.
Here, you also have greater freedom in the use of yellow tones. A room with a white base, for example, can be quietly decorated with furniture and objects in a stronger shade of yellow, such as gold.
Yellow and black room
The most daring will love the idea of a yellow and black room. The idea here is to explore the strong and striking contrasts between the two colors. But you have to be careful not to create anything too funny.
If your room is small or poorly lit, pay even greater attention to the use of this composition.
In addition, just take advantage of the super modern and funky decorative possibilities that this duo has to offer.
Yellow and brown room
Do you want a rustic room, one of those very cozy, warm and cozy? So your best choice is the combination of yellow and brown.
Yellow is the mother of brown and, depending on the amount of color used in the preparation of this tone, your room can become warmer or more sober.
A good tip here is to bet on the use of wood, which brings brown as a natural tone. Use it on furniture, floors, ceilings and lamps, leaving yellow to color any wall, pillows, rugs or curtains.
On the wall
Now, if you want a yellow room, but don't want to spend a lot, or even make major renovations, write down this tip: paint the walls (or the wall) yellow. This simple intervention already makes a huge difference in the environment.
Nowadays there are several ways to make a yellow wall. The most traditional is to paint completely, but you can still choose half a wall, ¾ of the wall or geometric shapes, such as diagonal paintings.
Choose the tone that suits you best and match your room and that's it!
50 yellow room decor ideas
Check now 50 ideas of decorated yellow rooms. For sure, one of them will inspire you:
Picture 01 – Yellow and white room with gray details. Natural lighting brings even more coziness to decor.
Picture 02 – Modern living room decorated with closed yellow tone combined with white, green and blue in the details.
Picture 03 – Warm and full of energy, this room impresses by the dramatic use of yellow that covers the entire wall and still colors the carpet and chairs.
Picture 04 – Rustic living room integrated into the kitchen. Note that yellow creates the necessary comfort sensation, along with beige tones.
Picture 05 – Small room with half yellow wall. An interesting visual resource for those who do not want to overdo the dose.
Image 06 – Already in this contemporary living room, yellow is present in elements of great visual appeal, such as the suspended armchair and the painting.
Image 07 – Yellow wall and sofa to create a visual ensemble. The shades of green ensure freshness for the room.
Picture 08 – In this living room, the soft yellow on the wall is the protagonist of the decor.
Picture 09 – Modern living room decorated in shades of dark yellow, black and green.
Image 10 – Here, the soft yellow was chosen to contrast with the shades of white and black.
Image 11 – In this room, only the wall strip behind the sofa received yellow paint.
Image 12A – Yellow in the details.
Image 12B – Seen from another angle, this living room reveals shades of greenish yellow.
Picture 13 – Feel yourself embraced by this yellow sofa.
Picture 14 – Yellow room with red details: heat, life and energy are not lacking here.
Image 15 – A classic living room marked by the use of yellow and brown.
Picture 16 – Don't you want to spend a lot? Invest only in a yellow wall.
Picture 17 – Yellow and gray room: modern, sober and discreet.
Image 18 – Do you want to enhance a specific part of your room? Paint the area yellow.
Image 19 – Yellow wall for a modern room with neutral tones.
Image 20 – To enjoy even more the natural light that enters the room, paint the wall yellow.
Image 21 – How about a yellow frame to reinforce the color that is also on the wall?
Image 22 – The textured wall with fireplace has gained a super cozy yellow tone.
Picture 23 – For the retro style room, a yellow wall in pastel tone.
Image 24 – This large and modern room, bet on the use of white as a background for the details in yellow.
Image 25 – Yellow wall with stripes. In the rest of the room, sober and neutral tones predominate.
Picture 26 – Yellow, wood and natural fibers: perfect combination for those looking for comfort and welcome.
Image 27 – And to bring that feeling of refinement and luxury, invest in the use of yellow with gold.
Image 28 – Notice what a simple yellow wall can do for a room. Indirect lighting helps to create a feeling of comfort.
Picture 29 – How about a living room with yellow floors? Note that here, the color is present only on the floor, coloring the carpet and the floor that leads to the kitchen.
Picture 30 – And for those who are not afraid to be happy, here's a suggestion: yellow and purple room.
Image 31 – For an elegant room, create a white and neutral base and insert the yellow in small details.
Image 32 – Reinforce the effect of the yellow color on the wall using indirect lights.
Image 33 – Wall in citric yellow tone to bring freshness to the integrated living room.
Image 34 – What if instead of painting the wall you use wallpaper with yellow details?
Image 35 – What if instead of painting the wall you use wallpaper with yellow details?
Image 36A – On the one hand, a simple living room decorated with yellow accents.
Image 36B – And on the other side, a beautiful yellow rack to create that effect in the decor.
Image 37 – Already here, the yellow wall married like a glove with the gray sofa.
Image 38 – Have you thought about yellow curtains? This room opted for one with a gradient effect.
Image 39 – A room that seems to float in space! To do this, just bet on walls and floors in the same color.
Image 40 – Here, the tip is to bet on a yellow tone, already arriving at the orange house, combined with the use of brown furniture.
Image 41 – Soft yellow is always a comfort for the heart.
Image 42 – Yellow and brown for a modern and stripped room.
Image 43 – And what do you think about investing in a yellow carpet to match the wall?
Picture 44 – Yellow, gray, white and black: the perfect formula for the moderns on duty.
Image 45 – Want a different yellow wall? Then bet on this model, where the brush marks are visible.
Image 46 – In this room, the yellow used on the floor serves to demarcate the living areas.
Image 47 – Yellow, blue and white!
Image 48 – Beige tones can also be included in the yellow palette.
Image 49 – White and yellow geometric wall.
Image 50 – A colorful, cheerful room marked by the contrast of colors.