If you’re looking to breathe new life into your home this year, consider a coat of yellow paint. This uplifting shade is an instant mood-booster, whether you opt for an eye-catching accent wall, a sunny front door, or some golden color-blocking.
While yellow may sound like a bold choice, it’s actually more versatile than you think. A muted yellow like Good As Gold can almost function as a neutral in the right space, while a vibrant hue like Golden Hour or a refreshing shade like Lemonade make more of a sunny statement.
No matter your select, yellow is a great gateway hue for minimalists looking to test the waters with color in their homes. It’s the perfect way to add a splash of personality and warmth to a space, without overwhelming your aesthetic. This classic shade may have roots in the 1950s and ‘60s, but if the 2021 Pantone Color of the Year is any indication, yellow is getting a second lease on life in the 21st century.
Without further ado, browse the three best yellow paint colors for your next mood-boosting design project below.
Best Yellow Paint Colors: Good as Gold
This understated mustard hue is one of our newest paint colors and a welcome addition to any living room, dining room, or bathroom. With warm undertones and a soft golden luster, Good as Gold has a slight retro feel to it and is a perfect choice if you’re trying to imbue your space with character and charm. Go floor-to-ceiling for a saturated look, or test the waters with some contrasting white wainscotting. As for complementary colors, mustard yellow pairs great with a deep navy, like Deep Dive.
Best Yellow Paint Colors: Lemonade
Lemonade is a refreshing pale yellow paint color inspired by our favorite summertime drink (and of course Beyoncé’s 2016 album). This sunny hue falls on the neutral side of the yellow spectrum and will add a splash of warmth to any space without overwhelming the existing palette. It’s an excellent choice for a mood-boosting home office, gender-neutral nursery, or vintage-inspired bathroom. You can even try Lemonade on an antique piece of furniture to lean into the “cottagecore” vibe.
Best Yellow Paint Colors: Golden Hour
There’s nothing better than golden hour, and with this rich, sunny yellow paint color, you can experience it around the clock. Golden Hour is a beautiful rich yellow that’ll drench your space in gorgeous golden tones — pair it with a neutral white (like Fresh Kicks) to truly let it shine. This sunny hue will sing in a well-lit room, like a sunroom, back porch, or guest room.
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