“Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun.” – Pablo Picasso
Yellow doesn’t get enough credit or attention. It’s such a versatile color, yet people tend to forget about it when decorating their homes’ interior. Choosing yellow for your bedroom can help wake you up in the morning and fill you with energy for the day.
You could pick a delicate pale shade or something more vibrant. Yellow can breathe life into your bedroom. Whether you use it for your paint, the furniture, or the textiles, you’ll have plenty of options available to you.
These yellow bedroom ideas will have you inspired to use this sunny color in your bedroom makeover.
1. Yellow Accent Wall Ideas for Yellow Bedrooms
Creating a sunny yellow wall in your bedroom can add energy and brighten the room. Even a darker colored yellow can add a sense of vibrancy and richness. It’s like adding warmth, but not too much, as would be the case with red or orange.
If you’re afraid that an entirely yellow accent wall would be too much, try creating a pattern. You could paint just half of the wall or create stripes. You could also pair your yellow paint with white, a different shade of yellow, or another color.
2. Bedding and Furniture Ideas for Yellow Bedrooms
If you love the color yellow but aren’t ready to commit to a yellow color palette for your paint, try using it as an accent color. It could be the 30 percent color in your 60/30/10 color scheme. Using yellow for your bed frame and bedding is perfect for this.
Since your bed tends to be the centerpiece or focal point in the room, making it yellow naturally draws the eye to it. For a statement piece, you could choose a yellow velour or velvet upholstered bed.
If your budget doesn’t allow for a whole new bed frame, try to make an impact with new bedding. You could take a monochromatic approach and match your pillows, bedspread, and sheets in the same shade. Or, you could create texture and definition by layering different shades of yellow.
3. Yellow Bedroom Accent Color Ideas
Yellow is the perfect accent color to brighten up any bedroom decor. Used judiciously, you can brighten the space without fearing the room becoming too energetic for you to relax in. Yellow can keep a room from becoming too dark and gloomy. This makes it a perfect color to balance darker color shades, such as dark grey or navy blue.
Try using your chosen shade of yellow in different elements throughout the room to help tie everything together. You could have a patterned rug with a touch of yellow in its weave. Then yellow accents could appear on the curtains, pillows, shade on your table lamp, wall art, and bedding.
4. Boho Yellow Bedroom Ideas
The boho style embraces vibrant and warm colors like yellow, orange, and red. Skip the pastel shades and instead opt for darker and richer colors like honey, Tuscan sun, mustard, butterscotch, or canary. These colors have darker tones that will look beautiful next to natural materials like wood, rattan, and wicker.
To incorporate yellow into your boho room, you could paint an accent wall, use yellow bedding, or a large area rug. For an exotic look, you could use other vibrant colors to create a kaleidoscope of hues. Or you could offset the bold yellow with all neutral tones.
5. Ceiling Ideas for Yellow Bedrooms
Ceilings painted a bold color is a modern trend that modern designers are embracing in all rooms of the home. You can create this trend in your home by painting your bedroom ceiling yellow. Imagine waking up in the morning, and the first thing you see is a bright shade of yellow. This will surely fire you up to start your day.
Keep the wall color white to prevent the yellow from becoming overwhelming. While other shades look beautiful when painted on the bedroom walls and ceiling, yellow is not one of them. Create a crisp line where the walls meet the ceiling. Skip the darker shades and pick one that’s vibrant and bold.
6. Yellow Master Bedroom Ideas
You can create a sophisticated and elegant look when using yellow in your master bedroom. Pick a yellow that isn’t too extreme on any level. A nice middle of the road yellow will do. Pair it with darker, richer woods and accent the combination with black hardware, wrought iron, and gold.
Another beautiful pairing is yellow accents with charcoal grey walls. The pairing of brighter yellow and darker grey creates a beautiful balance of color and energy. However, this can also look a bit crisp and cold. For a warmer and cozier option, try pairing your yellow with natural fabrics, like canvas and linen, to create a warmer space.
7. Yellow Bedroom Ideas for Kids
A lighter shade of yellow is the perfect cheery gender-neutral color for kid’s rooms. It works well because no matter what shade you choose, it can age and grow with your child. Pastel pinks and blues tend to look a bit babyish or juvenile, but pastel yellow can look mature when paired with the right interior decor. Bold and vibrant yellow can also work for a young child, while darker hues of other colors can look too moody or mature.
For modern bedroom design, pair the yellow with neutrals like grey, brown, or khaki. For a youthful look, try pairing your yellow with colors like magenta, royal blue, or grass green.
8. Light Yellow Bedroom Ideas
If you want to keep your bedroom feeling light and bright, a lighter shade of yellow is the way to go. You don’t have to commit to a full pastel shade; anything on the lighter end of the spectrum will work. You can then pair it with greys, whites, and shades of tan. These neutrals work beautifully with the yellow because the white and tans often have yellow undertones.
You could use your light yellow with a farmhouse, rustic, or French country design approach. All of these decor themes work well with the lighter shade. Look for patterned fabrics such as a plaid, toile, or floral. These patterns add texture to the room and keep with the soft feel of the pale yellow.
9. Modern Yellow Bedroom Ideas
A bright, bold yellow is a perfect color choice for a modern or minimalist bedroom. The bright yellow creates a strong contrast with the whites, blacks, and greys that are typical in modern or minimalist design. With this approach, use the bright yellow as an accent color. If you practice the 60/30/10 rule, your yellow color would represent 10 percent of your design.
Look for ways you can add yellow in unexpected ways. For instance, you could have yellow lighting fixtures. Or you could have nightstands or a table that has metal frame legs. Paint these frames bright yellow instead of leaving the metal. You could have a desk or vanity in your bedroom with a yellow tabletop and metal-colored legs.
10. Mustard and Dark Yellow Interior
Not all yellow is bright and sunny. If you prefer a darker outlook, why not consider muted or darker shades of yellow? Think mustard, butterscotch, flaxen, or marigold. These colors are darker with undertones of orange, red, and brown. They can also be relatively muted, with their vibrancy turned way down.
These darker colors look beautiful with a bohemian design. You could even use some darker shades for Asian interior design. You can pair your darker shades of yellow with a wide variety of colors, including red, orange, teal, blue, and brown. The decor theme will influence the colors you choose. Be careful not to use too many neutrals with your darker yellow shade as they can make your room look muddy, monochromatic, and bland.
11. Yellow Bedroom Ideas for Teens
The right shade of yellow can balance your teen’s room between youth and adulthood. Your teen is growing up and wants a more mature room that reflects their current style and taste. However, you know they’re still growing and developing who they are. Let yellow be the color to soften this transition.
You could pair the yellow with their favorite color or go bold with a bright yellow accent wall. You could also create a soft feminine appeal with pale yellow and pastel floral fabrics. Create a unique look by pairing a rich teal with your yellow. Then accent the room with gold hardware.
For an edgy design, you could pick a vibrant yellow and pair it with black and white. Use more black than white by choosing black furniture and fixtures.
12. Vintage Yellow Bedroom Ideas
You can create a perfect vintage look for your bedroom with a bright yellow. Just like green, yellow was a popular color for interior design in design styles years ago. To create an authentic vintage look, choose yellow florals for the bedding, curtains, or wallpaper.
The trick to vintage interior decor is to embrace patterns. You could have the same patterned fabric for your window curtains, bed curtains, and bed skirt. Opt for a four-poster bed with which you can create a canopy and curtains. Then choose a complimentary pattern for the walls. Your accent chair should have a contrasting color, but place a pillow with a matching hue on it to pull it all together.
13. Wallpaper Yellow Bedroom Ideas
Modern wallpaper opens up a world of patterns and designs for your walls. It’s easy to apply and comes in a broad range of budgets. You could choose a classic repeating pattern for a traditional look. For something more modern, you could choose a geometric design.
If you prefer something edgy and want to create a statement accent wall, go for a large scale design, mural, or scene. A large scale design is one that takes a pattern and increases the scale so that it’s big enough to take up the entire size of the wall, without the need for repeating. A mural is a whole piece of art that takes up the entire wall, like a typical mural you’d see on the side of a building.
When buying your wallpaper, be sure to measure your wall accurately; large-scale designs are dependent on accurate measurements so the print or pattern can fill your entire wall.
13. Yellow Decor Ideas
You can add pops of yellow color to your current bedroom design. Try adding a yellow throw pillow to your bed or accent chair or find some new wall art that features yellow in its design. Another easy change is to hang yellow curtains on your windows.
Slowly add yellow decor pieces to your bedroom until you get the right balance. You’ll know you’re there when the yellow color looks balanced or evenly distributed throughout the room. You could have yellow lamps on your nightstands and then a yellow framed mirror on the opposite side of the room to tie the room together.