15 Charming Yellow Kitchen Ideas & Inspiration

[Cover image – Studio Shamshiri]

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

Yellow kitchen design idea
Source: Howdens

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

Polished Brass kitchen island
Source: Sola Kitchens

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

Saffron Yellow kitchen design idea
Source: Neptune

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

Source: Plain English

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 green kitchen design idea
Source: Naked

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 as 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 to the room. A real charmer that’s as unique as it is snug.

11. French Chateaux Yellow

Yellow kitchen design idea
Source: Neptune

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

Matt sanded brass metal wrap finish on the kitchen island
Source: Roundhouse

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

Scandinavian style kitchens
Source: Papilio

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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Final Thoughts…

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!



Michael from

Michael is a kitchen designer from the UK. He's been designing and project managing new kitchen installations for over 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.