Add Some Yellow to Your Living Space

Although I’m a huge fan of calm and textured neutrals – you’ll see me talking about colour a lot this year! It’s a trend that is rapidly growing in the home decor department and for good reason. Colour is cheerful, bright, and fun which is something we all need a little bit of after the past year we’ve had, don’t you agree?

Colour of the Year

2021’s colours of the year are PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray and PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating – a beautiful yellow and gray that compliment each other perfectly.

PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray and PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating

Although we’re only three-ish months into the year we can see these colours inspiring many beautiful homes and living spaces. Today I’m sharing some of my favourite spaces, filled with different tones of yellows that will show you how to use the cheerful colour in multiple ways.

Big + Bold

Bringing in colour with your largest furniture pieces will make a bold statement! Yellow inspires brightness and can make a room feel drastically warmer, while contrasting grays and neutrals will balance out the brightness and bring back that muted earthy feel.


Why not make a statement and lounge in style with a bright and beautiful sectional that fills the room with warmth.

sectional / similar light fixture / similar wall art


If you aren’t ready to commit to a bold couch then start small and get an accent chair that will have the same effect and draw the eye of whoever enters the room!

similar chair / bamboo blanket ladder / similar cactus statue

Accent wall

Accent walls are perfect for that much needed pop of colour and because it typically doesn’t require a full can of paint its inexpensive and you can change it out easily!

similar paint colour / similar chair / similar coffee table

Small + Subtle

Both bold and exuberant, you don’t need much yellow to make an impact in a space. Yellow decor creates the perfect subtle pop of colour and can easily be switched or transitioned out if you need a change.


You can never go wrong with a cosy throw! Functional and will add a ton of texture to your space.

throw pillows / throw blanket / similar carpet

Decor pieces

I adore seasonal decor especially fresh flowers around the house and fruit on our counter so it’s super easy to just switch out these everyday objects with some yellow.

yellow forsythia / hand towels / lemons

Use Nature

To my point above, use what nature provides you to come up with some really cool DIY decor pieces!

glass vase / yellow roses / twine


I hope this inspired you to bring some yellow into your space – either seasonally or a more permanent feature. What space was your favourite? Talk soon loves.


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