Color of the Month, April 2017: Primrose Yellow
Use this cheerful hue to invigorate any space
The April Color of the Month, Pantone® Primrose Yellow, is a sunny hue that feels just right for spring. Keep reading for ways you can use it to brighten up every room in the house.
Clockwise from left: BEHR Lemon Burst T17-20; Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan English Yellow; Real Milk Paint Dijon; Farrow & Ball Babouche No. 223; Sherwin-Williams Lemon Twist SW6909; Devine Color for Target Oar
Yellow walls blend beautifully with blonde wood flooring and matching décor while showing off white trim and built-ins. French doors, oversized windows, and double-height ceilings add to this room's light and airy appearance.
Shown here: C2 Paint Tassel C2-636
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Yellow and gray has gone from an outré color combination to a classic, so it's fitting that this bedroom combines traditional touches like columns and molding with contemporary décor.
Shown here: Sherwin-Williams Funky Yellow SW6913
Related: Want to show off your flair for color? Enter this month's "Color Your Own" Contest!
Painting the bumpout behind this fireplace a bold color creates a strong style statement in this contemporary living room. Though really an accent wall, it feels like it's part of the mantle.
Shown here: Kelly-Moore Wake Me Up KM5203
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If you've got a piece of wood furniture that's scratched or discolored beyond repair, it's time to break out the paint. A rich mustard shows off this hutch's texture and makes the unusual drop pulls pop.
Shown here: Real Milk Paint Dijon
Related: Got a piece of wood furniture that needs some TLC? Read these expert tips on how to fix common finish issues.
Organization and cleanliness are the main purposes a mudroom serves, but these spaces are often as fun as they are functional. The bold colors and unique storage solutions in this alcove are a perfect demonstration.
Shown here: Clark + Kensington OPI Need Sunglasses? NLB46
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Indoor/outdoor living is all the rage. If a renovation isn't in your budget right now, why not try dressing up your porch? Here, cool blues and woven textures are a lovely contrast for board and batten siding.
Shown here: Nautica At Home Knot Yellow NT639
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The contrast of the deep blue braided rug creates a strong focal point and anchors the dining area; sunny yellow walls create an energizing setting for breakfast or homework.
Shown here: Dutch Boy Corncob C23-2
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Paint can give plaster or concrete flooring that's seen better days an instant pick-me-up. This muted yellow strikes just the right note in a room filled with vintage finds.
Shown here: Farrow & Ball Babouche No. 223
Related: Could paint be just what your flooring needs? Take a peek at our roundup of 11 DIY design techniques.
Yellow brightens up the muted, earthy tones in this living room. The pairing works because the wall color, right in the daffodil-egg yolk part of the spectrum, reads as natural.
Shown here: Glidden May Tulip Yellow 43YY 69/543
Related: Got a case of spring fever? Take a look at our ideas for giving your living room a seasonal vibe.
A warm yellow provides an ideal common ground for colorful kids' décor, plus it's easy to update as they head into the teen years.
Shown here: Devine Color for Target Oar
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You wouldn't expect a honeycomb hue to take over a whole room, but the all-over color works in this kitchen. Used on both the walls and cabinetry, it's perfect for a modern farmhouse look.
Shown here: Valspar Sweet Lemon 3006-3B
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White trim on colored walls is the norm, but reversing the equation works just as well. The bright yellow trim framing these windows turns plain single-panels into statement pieces.
Shown here: BEHR Lemon Burst T17-20
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A yellow with a touch of gray provides a suitable counterpoint to the intensity of the copper and wood in this kitchen.
Shown here: Olympic Indian Maize OL618.5