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5 super stylish ways to add yellow to a living room

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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Yellow—it's the colour of vitality and happiness. For children, it's a great neutral colour if you don't want to choose anything too gender specific. In a living room it brings cheer and personality, a gentle pop of colour out of what appears to be a see of white and beige in recent years. If you hadn't thought about adding an accent of yellow, or going all out with a yellow living room, we implore you to reconsider. Why? Because after viewing these 5 images, you'll be left feeling cheery and calm, ready to add a splash of sunshine into your home. Take a look…

1. Yellow couches

Living Rooms by Moda Interiors, Perth, Western Australia:  Living room by Moda Interiors
Moda Interiors

Living Rooms by Moda Interiors, Perth, Western Australia

Moda Interiors

For those who want to add a fairly bold accent of yellow to their living room for a dramatic effect, this can be achieved easily via a yellow couch or armchair. In this space, put together by Moda Interiors,a contemporary oriental feel is evident; the yellow adds a touch of pizazz to a largely grey and white room. Yellow and grey always look chic and elegant together—not matter what environment or space they are coupled together in. 

2. Yellow shelving

Whether on the ground or fixed to the wall, a yellow shelving unit is a great way to add an accent of colour in a subtle and delicate way. As you can see, housed inside this particular unit from And Then Design, are a myriad of differently coloured books, which are just beckoning to be read. Yellow suits a wide range of decorating themes—from retro to minimalist, it'll feel right at home.

3. Yellow pillows & blankets

If you fear committing to a large piece of furniture, you can introduce yellow into your living room very easily and effectively through pillows, throws and blankets. As you can see, this living room by Meulen Architects is a picture of elegance, and has been afforded a wonderful highlight through the use of a dark yellow. Complementing the grey and white colour scheme, the yellow is a great interchangeable detail that is sure never to date.

4. Yellow storage

The Living Room features Built-In Storage and Shelving:  Living room by ArchitectureLIVE

The Living Room features Built-In Storage and Shelving


In a similar colour way to above, this sleek, minimalist home by ArchitectureLIVE has a wonderful accent of yellow that is both practical and visually pleasing. The vibrant pop of neon yellow brightens up the space, letting us know a little about the creative and playful nature of the occupant and designer of this home.

5. Yellow feature wall

Playroom/ Teenage Hangout:  Living room by JMdesign

Playroom/ Teenage Hangout


If you love yellow, and are prepared to go all out, you can add it with great effect to your living room walls like JMdesign has here. In this instance, the other colours in the space are muted and complementary, and do not let the yellow take over. Against the white of the ceiling, the yellow walls look fresh and exciting, and is definitely a theme that we can use in any room of the house.

If you're still thirsty for living room inspiration, learn how to coordinate your couch and cushions.

Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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