The Happiest Color in Your Home

Spring has finally sprung here in New Hampshire. Or maybe I should say summer. We went from 30 degrees to 85 degrees in the course of 2 days.

With the warmer temps, my daffodils have emerged (more than a week later than last year), heralding the spring with their trumpets held aloft!

I’m in a yellow mood.


Yellow is the color of happiness and joy. It’s energetic, and to be honest, it’s the friendliest color, in my humble opinion. After a LOOOOOOOOONG winter, I am happy to be out in shorts and short sleeves, watching baseball games without convulsively shivering because I insisted on only wearing a fleece and not my ski coat.

I haven’t yet had a client for whom I could design a yellow room, and I’m just itching to do it. But in the absence of that, I’ve decided to round up some of my very favorite, happy yellow things for the home. Beginning with the happiest, most welcoming room in the house (IMO), the kitchen!


Yellow Kitchens

happiest yellow kitchen
Gary McBournie


happy yellow kitchen
Amanda Louise Interiors


happy yellow kitchens
Rafe Churchill


happy yellow kitchens
via BHG


Yellow Wallpaper

yellow wallpaper
Aster Grasscloth by Thibaut


yellow wallpaper bedroom
Lindsey Coral Harper. Palmyra by Hines.


yellow wallpaper dining room
Tobi Fairley. Imperial Trellis in Citrine by Schumacher.


happy yellow wallpaper
Mona Ross Berman


Yellow Drapes

yellow drapes
Rose Uniacke


yellow drapes
Marshall Watson


yellow drapes
Eleanor Cummings via Milieu


Yellow Upholstery & Accents

happy yellow velvet
 Christina Murphy Interiors via House Beautiful


yellow dining chairs
Jen Feldman


yellow velvet bench
Matthew Carter


yellow sofa
Ali Cayne


Favorite Yellow Things

Are you ready to add some pops of yellow to your home? I am. Just trying to figure out where. Some of my new & vintage finds:

Schumacher Imperial Trellis in Citrine Pleated Drapes
Schumacher Imperial Trellis in Citrine Pleated Drapes


amber murano chandelier
Amber Murano Chandelier


yellow velvet sofa
Michael Thomas 85″ Garbo Sofa


Kimberly Gorge, 30 x 40, Original by Trixie Pitts
Kimberley Gorge, 30 x 40, Original Painting by Trixie Pitts


yellow print lamp shade
Bunny Williams Yellow Print Lamp Shade


If you like a good patterned, pleated lampshade like this (but don’t know where else to find one), you should also check out my post on my 2 amazing Etsy sources for custom lampshades.


yellow mosaic mirror
Yellow Mosaic Mirror


yellow plaid roman
Yellow Windowpane Plaid Relaxed Roman Shade


retro yellow pendant
Retro Yellow Pendant


Walking Home in France, 6 x 12, by Carole Marine
Walking Home in France, 6 x 12, Original Painting by Carol Marine


yellow velvet chair
Lillian August Paulette Chair in Yellow Velvet



schumacher citrus garden pillow
Schumacher Citrus Garden Self-Welt Pillow, also available in Indoor-Outdoor


yellow lantern pendant
Mitzi Leigh in Marigold


Mitzi (in the same family of lighting brands as Hudson Valley Lighting) just debuted this pendant at the Spring 2018 Highpoint Market, after I did my roundup on colorful kitchen pendants and lanterns. There are 10 color/finish combinations!!! Be still, my heart.


The Bigger Picture by Jess Franks
The Bigger Picture, Print by Jess Franks



pair yellow french bistro chairs
Pair Yellow French Bistro Chairs



Vintage Reupholstered Tufted Yellow Club Chairs
Vintage Reupholstered Tufted Yellow Club Chairs


Ok, I really want the club chairs, but I don’t have a place for them!!! I’m also dying to use the Mitzi Leigh lantern. Any favorites of yours?

I’ll be back on Thursday with the final reveal of Home Glow’s One Room Challenge — the Ultimate She-Shed. Until then, I’ll be sweating bullets.




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3 thoughts on “The Happiest Color in Your Home”

  1. Amy,
    What a welcome surprise this morning! Love all your yellow rooms, especially the kitchens-so bright and beautiful!

    1. Thanks, Diana. There were sooooo many more I wanted to show people — yellow woodwork, yellow bathrooms, yellow fabrics — but I had to stop before I inundated people. It’s been a VERY long winter. 😉 Happy spring to you!

  2. Paula Moreshead

    What a happy post! And, while I can’t really relate to the need to see spring weather because I live in Florida, I’m happy for those of you up north who have had a very long winter. I’m not what I would call a “yellow” person, I do love more mellow shades with a bit of gold in the mix. It’s nice to see it showing up again in home decor. I also like seeing the kitchen you featured from Amanda Louise interiors which shows a more modestly sized kitchen that many of us can relate to. Thanks!

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