Your kitchen should never feel starved of light, it’s the central hub of the home, but if it is lacking a bit of life adding a touch of yellow can invigorate the space and transform it into a delightful summery haven.
Injecting your home with yellow does not necessarily mean turning it into a big, loud, bright lemon, there are a number of subtler refreshing shades all evoking cosy and relaxing notes.
To give your kitchen space a summer upgrade, here is a collection of some of our favourite yellow kitchen ideas you are sure to fall in love with.
Yellow and grey
Grey is an ideal kitchen colour, it’s soothing, crisp, relaxing, and 100% neutral.
The best way to take it to the next level is breaking up the space with yellow hues.
Whether it is adding yellow chairs to give it a regal touch, pendant lamp shades to create the feeling of sunlight, or vases and other decorative elements, all are sure fire hits.
Modern Yellow and Black
One of the freshest kitchen design trends of 2019 is yellow and black, we’ll have you fusing the two together with these yellow kitchen ideas.
Combining the two colours will not only guarantee your kitchen space is completely on trend, it’ll create a relaxing home hub the entire family will never want to leave.
Think about black walls and flooring with yellow fixtures and fittings, or mixing and matching yellow and black appliances as the perfect noir-summer fusion.
Yellow cabinets can be a bold addition to the kitchen, good thing they nearly always end up working.
Bright yellow cabinets will warm up crisp, pale white or grey walls, and give your space a delightful visual warmth.
You also don’t need to go full-yellow across all your fixtures, you can settle on simple shelving units, cabinets, or even floating kitchen islands.
Bold yellow decorative features
Need to fix your boring basic white kitchen? A yellow chair or stool or simple picture frame could be all you need.
By adding yellow small touches, your kitchen can be transformed into a remarkable space that’ll look completely unrecognisable once you are finished decorating.
Warm neutral yellow
If you’re afraid of going full lemon all over your kitchen, why not consider going a shade or two darker or lighter to get the exact yellowy hue you’re looking for.
Banana, mustard, or golden yellow are all perfect substitutes to the bold full bodied notes traditional yellow delivers.
A yellow statement
The best way to brighten up a dull or stale kitchen space? A yellow statement appliance will do it all, and then some.
Adding a statement appliance like a fridge, cooker, dishwasher, or washing machine is one way of injecting some life.
Smaller appliances can also do the job. Toasters, microwaves, blenders, lamps, or coffee machines will give your kitchen a jolt of life.
Going bold with yellow in your kitchen can be a big home design step, instead, why not start small with a subtle tile blacksplash.
Tiling behind your cooker, sink, or parallel to your countertops, sounds simple and nondescript, but it will deliver a dose of yellowy goodness into your home.
In a minimalist or art-deco styled home, adding yellow into that mix is difficult, so rather than going full lemony yellow why not consider soft butterscotch notes instead.
The softer tones help to create an enduring and classical environment.
Ripping out your old neutral countertops and replacing them with yellow ones could be a bold move, especially if the neutral ones blend well with your overall kitchen vibe, but it’s a move worth taking.
Yellow countertops anchor kitchen spaces, heating them up with a burst of warm colour tones.
Your kitchen will feel alive with them.
Yellow and red
You might not think it, but yellow and red are a match made in kitchen heaven.
Combining the two bold colours will not only fill your space with life and vibrancy, it could actually make it seem bigger and brighter.
Think about yellow countertops and red chairs or red walls with yellow fixtures. Trust us, it all works and will transform your kitchen.
Yellow with Wooden Touches
Need an idea for the best way to balance out all those pops of yellow? Touches of natural wooden elements could be all you need.
Wooden tables, cabinetry, chairs, or shelves, are the perfect way to blend yellow and natural tones to create a welcoming kitchen space.
Old World Yellow Kitchen Charm
Instead of going full-on yellow with fixtures, fittings, tiles, and paint, why not layer your yellowy notes and spread the hues around the room.
Layering bright, radiant, and subtle yellow on walls, floors, ceilings, and across cabinets will make sure your kitchen space becomes the heart of the home.
And it won’t resemble a loud lemony mess.
Yellow European Design
If you already have yellow fittings or features in your kitchen, the final step could be to frame your space.
To achieve this, embrace traditional European design by creating a yellow trim around your windows that’ll inject yet another pop of yellow and extra sunlight.
There are plenty of yellow kitchen ideas to help inspire your into some yellow home decoration.