How to Make Mustard Yellow Work in Your Home Decor

Mustard yellow is popping up everywhere as a 2018 color trend both in fashion and home design. Lately, style tastemakers from Dwell Studio founder Christiane Lemieuxr to Etsy trend expert Dayna Isom Johnson are all talking up this earthy hue. Ultra violet might be the Pantone Color of the Year, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only color trend to try.

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A richer version of yellow, mustard adds warmth to a room without being too loud or bright. In many ways it can be treated the same as a neutral like beige or cream.

Today as part of our Color Files series, we’re sharing multiple ways to make mustard yellow work in your home decor. Read on for inspiration, including mustard yellow paint colors, and our favorite mustard yellow home decor items!

How to Decorate with Mustard Yellow

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Mustard Yellow Colored Ceilings

Have you ever considered using color on a ceiling? While it might not be the first place you’d think to add color, the nursery and bedroom below show the powerful statement mustard yellow ceilings can make. A colored ceiling is both cheery and unexpected–a perfect design combination.

Remodelaholic Color Files Marigold BHG Fairy Tale Nursery

Cute Yellow Nursery via BHG

Remodelaholic Color Files Marigold Sky High Yellow

Sky High Yellows via BHG

Mustard Yellow Wallpaper

Wallpaper creates a unique statement in any room. A pattern like the gilded leaf wallpaper below adds texture and warmth to the otherwise neutral bedroom. Feeling creative? Apply wallpaper in stripes against a painted wall in the same color family like this mustard yellow dining room from BHG.

Remodelaholic Color Files Marigold Apartment Therapy Craftsman Bungalow

A Glam 1934 Craftsman Bungalow via Apartment Therapy

Remodelaholic Color Files Yellow BHG Dining Room

Creative Uses of Wallpaper in Any Room via BHG

Mustard Yellow Wall Color

Painting the walls is an obvious choice when it comes to selecting a feature color for a room. Make a statement by painting a living room or bathroom in one of the many stunning mustard paint options. Incorporating green and blue accents create a cohesive feel as demonstrated in this living room from BHG.

See more: Best Bright Yellow Paint Colors and Home Decor

Remodelaholic Color Files BHG Layer It In

Yellow Paint Colors Layer It In via BHG

Remodelaholic Color Files BHG Yellow Bathroom

Yellow Bathroom Design Ideas via BHG

Try this trending on for size with the best mustard yellow paint colors. Paint the ceiling, paint the wall, paint the kitchen cabinets, or paint a piece of furniture. A dose of happy yellow will liven any interior. #remodelaholic

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Valspar Spring Moss
Valspar Island Sun
BEHR Midsummer Gold
BEHR Dandelion Wish
Benjamin Moore Nacho Cheese
Benjamin Moore Spicy Mustard
Sherwin-Williams Nugget
Sherwin-Williams Rayo de Sol

Mustard Yellow Kitchen Cabinets

If you’re like us, we spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Why not add some subtle cheer to your space with mustard yellow cabinets? The kitchens below incorporate the mustard hue not only with the cabinets but also with the tile backsplash and even the light fixtures.

Remodelaholic Color Files Marigold Kitchen Cabinets BHG

Decorating with Cozy Yellow via BHG

Remodelaholic Color Files Marigold BHG Yellow Kitchen Island

A Bright & Budget-Friendly Kitchen Makeover via BHG

Mustard Yellow Furniture

Don’t be afraid to incorporate mustard colored furniture into a room. A mustard couch or arm chair acts more like a neutral than say a bright magenta or ultra violet option. To keep the color palette anchored in natural hues, add sage and grass green accents as seen in Fran from Fall for DIY’s living room. Pink is another great color to pair with mustard.

Remodelaholic Color Files Studio Sofa DIY Fallfordiy

Easy DIY Wooden Studio Sofa via Fall for DIY

Remodelaholic Color Files Marigold BHG Mod Mustard

Mod Mustard via BHG

Mustard Yellow Decor Accents

Still not sure if you’re ready to commit to this color trend? Start simple by adding mustard hued pillows and flowers to a bedroom. A printed upholstered headboard or embellished lamp shade are other great decor options. White bedding creates a clean backdrop to make your yellow decor accents pop.

See more: Our Picks: 16 budget-friendly fluffy white comforters

Remodelaholic Color Files Marigold Shared Boys Room

Yellow as an Accent via BHG

Remodelaholic Color Files Marigold Color Expert's Brightly Hued Home

A Color Expert’s Own Brightly Hued Home via Apartment Therapy

Below, we’ve rounded up mustard yellow home decor items to help you try out this color trend in your own home. Simply click any of the images below to learn more about each item. You may have to double-tap on mobile.

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