Benefits of Yellow
If your kitchen doesn't get much natural light or could use some visual warmth, yellow is the perfect choice: It's the most luminous shade and not too far from white, but has the added benefit of chasing any chill. Use it to brighten up the space where you and your family gather, and fuel yourselves with a burst of sunshine. And don't just think canary, but amber, autumn leaves, corn meal, the mellow glow of a sunset, or a lion's mane. To get you started, here are our 17 favorite yellow kitchens, from the pages of This Old House.
A creamy take on the shade makes a nice but neutral alternative to white on these detailed cabinets.
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A kitchen goes bold in Fiesta-ware hues, including sunflower walls.
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Soft, buttercream enrobes this space, enlivened with splashes of red.
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Fields of corn-colored tile provide a showcase for a series of Delft accents.
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Pop goes the kitchen, as lemon pairs up with its neighbors on the color wheel—lime, grass and Granny Smith green—to enliven this space.
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Touches of red applied artfully and sparingly throughout this early 20th-century-style lemon-meringue yellow kitchen keep its palette from veering into golden arches territory.
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Green Meets Gold
The greenish gold of extra-virgin olive oil is so apropos on these cabinets.
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Handsome blond walls in an Arts-and Crafts influenced kitchen showcase the walnut cabinetry and cedar green accents.
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A touch of butter-pat yellow enlivens the walls and pairs well with the aqua green cabinet interiors and vintage bottle collection.
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The soft yellow walls and red-toned wood cabinets really warm up this space, while touches of black in the backsplash, window seat cushion and window-blind's tape, add crispness.
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Let the Sunshine in
Why not add a wash of sunshine in the sunniest room in the house?
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Golden walls extend the warmth of the island's tilework.
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A field of glass mosaic tiles in shades from turmeric to polenta make for a dazzling—and easy to clean—backdrop.
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A golden delicious wall shines its light on a cool aluminum backsplash and sharp white trim and cabinets.
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Pop of Yellow
A pop of yellow paired with a countertop in violet—its complementary shade on the colorwheel—makes for a harmonious space.
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Painting an upper row of cabinetry an almost imperceptibly lighter hue of curry than the base cabinets gives this space a lift.
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A mustard yellow hutch holding plenty of green and red ceramics brings some heat to a serene grass-cloth clad wall.
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Cabinets in banana-pudding yellow sweeten a sleek space with vintage accents.
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