15 Charming Yellow Kitchens – Inspiration and Ideas
Saffron, mustard, lemon, brass, gold – there are many ways to say hello to yellow in your kitchen. Yellow kitchens can feel fresh and punchy, as well as soft and calm. It’s a colour that (in my opinion) is underused in kitchens.
Whether you’re creating a fun, bright modern kitchen or a soft and sophisticated traditional look, yellow can help establish that unique wow factor.
In this post, I’m sharing 15 yellow kitchens to help give you some ideas and inspiration for your next kitchen renovation project.
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– 15 Charming Yellow Kitchens –
1. Muted Mustard
In this stunning kitchen, a lovely warm and calming mustard is complemented by a soft white worktop and upper cabinets. This ensures that the yellow colour is a feature of the kitchen while not overpowering the room. The large Belfast sink helps to anchor the room, too.
2. Golden Hour
Yellow doesn’t have to be mellow! This stunning modern kitchen combines brass with light wood tones to achieve a sleek, sophisticated look. The fun wall accents soften the otherwise indulgent features of the kitchen.
3. Mustard and Mahogany
Mustard yellow and dark wood go together like, well, ketchup and mustard! It’s a perfect match. And the warm and dark tones really stand out against the light washed wooden floor.
4. Soothing Saffron
This fresh yet soft saffron yellow kitchen from Neptune helps to bring life to a light and neutral room. The look proves that adding some colour to your kitchen doesn’t have to make it garish or busy – it can actually add to the calming ambience.
5. It Was All Yellow
For a really bold look, combine yellow cabinets with yellow walls. Guaranteed to wake you up in the morning, no coffee required! It’s not for everyone, but if you’re daring enough to go for this look you’ll be sure to stand out.
6. Blocks of Colour
Yellow and teal are a perfect pair. In this kitchen, simple matt colours give a clean and modern look, while the crisp white worktop frames the two colours. This unifies the pair while allowing each to stand out without dominating.
7. Golden Yellow
This fun pink and gold kitchen is perfectly accented by gold inlays, giving an opulent feel to the small space. The blue floor and accessories add a wow factor, ensuring you’ll have a memorable kitchen.
8. Yellow Walls
If you think you can only introduce colour through kitchen cabinets, think again. Using yellow on the walls and shelves in a kitchen can help to add depth and character to the room. Pair with muted tones for your cabinets and worktops to finish the look.
9. Just Like a Painting
I absolutely love this kitchen. Inspired by some of Carl Larsson’s most popular paintings, this kitchen was designed with the Carl Larsson foundation for use at Carl Larsson-gården in Sundborn. This really is pretty as a picture!
10. Spilling Over
Carrying the yellow cabinet colour up the wall a small amount gives the illusion of a backsplash zone and creates a striking contrast to the soft white. The tongue and groove panelling on the wall also helps to add more texture in the room. A real charmer that’s as unique as it is snug.
11. French Chateaux Yellow
Be the maid or master of your own kitchen with this chateau-inspired look. The gorgeous yellow cabinets are complemented perfectly by a simple white worktop and natural wood accents. You can also catch a glimpse of the simple tiled floor – a great way to ensure that the cabinets really stand out.
12. Band of Brass
Looking for the yellow in this kitchen? You’ll find it in the matt sanded brass metal wrap finish on the island. This gives the whole kitchen a soft and stunning golden glow. Simple grey cabinets complete the look.
13. Great in Grey and Yellow
The yellow kitchen in this 1960s terraced house in London has a fun, vibrant, retro feel. The bright yellow cabinets with chrome accents make you feel like you’re stepping into an American diner, while the grey accents soften the look to bring you back home. Clearly, a place for the whole family to enjoy!
14. A Pop of Colour
Mixing and matching yellow and wood cabinets is a great way to achieve a bold, unique look while not going too over the top. A subway tile splashback and simple worktops tie this look together.
15. A Ray of Sunshine
You’re guaranteed to start every day with a smile on your face in this playful room. The yellow is almost painted as though you coloured outside the lines, lending a whimsical feel to the otherwise simple worktop and cabinets. Who wouldn’t want this sunshiny kitchen in their home?
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There you have it! 15 yellow kitchens to inspire your kitchen renovation.
Whether it’s bold and brassy or soft and subtle, there’s a yellow kitchen style to suit every need. So don’t be afraid of taking a plunge in the yellow submarine!
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Michael is a kitchen designer from the UK. He's been designing and project managing new kitchen installations for around 10 years. Before that, he was an electrician and part of a team that fitted kitchens. He created Kitchinsider in early 2019 to help give people advice when it comes to getting a new kitchen.