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Yellow kitchen: carpets, accessories and ideas

Yellow kitchen: carpets, accessories and ideas

The yellow kitchen is one of the most sought after in interior design.

Yellow is one of the colors that can brighten even the darkest room. That is why many variants of this color are used for kitchen equipment, including carpets, counters, chairs, even yellow walls or yellow kitchen accessories.

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Choose the cabinet and counter color

If you paint your kitchen cabinets yellow, you can design your dream kitchen. Yellow is a color that allows you to choose between traditional and modern cabinets. If you go for yellow kitchen cabinets, don’t paint them a glossy finish as they look too bright.

You can use other colors for your kitchen cabinets that go well with yellow. Therefore, you can also use other yellow kitchen accessories or yellow kitchen decor. Another way to design your yellow kitchen is to use the yellow color for your countertops.

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They don’t have to be all yellow, but materials that come in some flavors of yellow, white, brown, or natural wood go well with the yellow kitchen decor or cabinets.

Using the Giallo Ornamental granite paint is a great way to spread your yellow ideas around the kitchen. Yellow kitchen cabinets can be highlighted by using cream, gray, white or brown colors for the countertop.

If you want to mix yellow in your old kitchen it’s not easy to do, especially if you want yellow to be your main color. A simple trick to brighten up the entire kitchen is to paint one wall yellow and swap the cabinet doors for yellow. If you think this is too demanding, you can switch your kitchen countertop.

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Lemon yellow or a single slab of intense gold is enough to add to the atmosphere of the room. Another good alternative is to choose a yellow countertop in combination with light yellow walls.

Wall and backsplash paint

If you want a yellow kitchen but more natural tones for your kitchen cabinets and counters, yellow walls or yellow backsplash is another yellow kitchen idea. Use bold yellow for the walls or for the backsplash to stand out against the cabinets and counter.

The cabinets and counter should be light, creamy colors to keep the kitchen bright. For the backsplash, you can use bold yellow paint or some hand-painted yellow tiles that will definitely add color to the kitchen.

If the meter has some yellows on it, try using the same shade for the backsplash. The easiest way is to set off matching yellow tiles as a backsplash. However, a better idea is to break the traditional clay and use different colored tiles on occasion. These ideas won’t overly yellow your kitchen. However, you still have that yellowish kitchen feel.

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The flooring in a yellow kitchen should complement the final look of your kitchen design. So make a wise choice. The colors or materials of the floor should complement the cabinets, walls or backsplash with the yellow kitchen. Try not to use yellow for the floor as it will be difficult to find the same shade of yellow. You can use a natural shade of wood that you previously used on your cabinets to compliment the other shades of yellow.

If you don’t like a lot of wood in your yellow kitchen, choose a floor that is indicative of the yellow color. You can also choose dark gray materials, natural stones or terracotta.

Shades of yellow

All yellow colors add warmth, happiness and verve to your kitchen, especially the light citrus shade of a lemon yellow. Mix zesty hues with white for a warm effect, as the bright yellow is too strong to cover the larger surface. The yellow kitchen accessories such as yellow kitchen rugs, yellow kitchen chairs or towels go perfectly with a lemon yellow ceiling or wall.

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If you want to make more use of the yellow color, consider using lighter shades of yellow. This fits perfectly if your kitchen is larger or your dining table is also in the kitchen. To avoid overly colorful space and create a dreamy yellow kitchen effect, apply yellow colors alongside bright creamy or white colors instead of bold ones.


In the end, yellow kitchen accessories come out on top as a cherry. If you have yellow cabinet doors or a yellow countertop, experiment with the light in the room. If not, you can put a yellow refrigerator or some yellow kitchen chairs. Even yellow stoves are available these days.

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Adding a yellow kitchen island is not suitable for all kitchen areas because it will require a larger space. If your kitchen space is big enough, the yellow kitchen island will not only make your space look beautiful, but also give you a perfect surface for cooking your favorite dishes.

If you want to follow some rules of feng shui, try the following:

  • You need to provide adequate lighting, keep the kitchen clean, airy and inviting
  • Don’t overload the room with appliances or even a lot of kitchen accessories
  • Keep the clutter at bay
  • Regardless of the brightness of the yellow color, a fresh flower will bring warmth and positive energy to your yellow kitchen
  • According to Feng Shui, the yellow color is good for digestion and therefore you can choose between bright yellow and strong yellow

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People sometimes reject the yellow color for their interior design. You should use yellow responsibly to be comfortable in it and avoid the overly yellow cooking.

The yellow and white kitchen is one of the perfect combinations, but if you don’t like this combination, you can try a combination with creamy or gray tones. You can experiment with yellow kitchen accessories or yellow decors like a yellow carpet, curtains, chairs, or even a yellow kitchen island.