10 Yellow Bedrooms Suitable for Any Design Personality

published Mar 17, 2023
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Yellow has long been a popular choice for designing a gender-neutral nursery or kid’s room, but this versatile color is sophisticated enough to use at any age. Whether you’re looking to give your small bedroom a sunny, energizing refresh or are jonesing to create a more sophisticated and soothing retreat, there are plenty of shades to choose from to provide just the feel you’re looking for.

The following yellow bedroom ideas offer something for every style at any age that will make bringing this cheery color into your home as appealing as ever.

1. Calm, Cool, and Well-Collected

“This bedroom was inspired by my grandmother’s house,” says designer Sarah Bartholemew. “I wanted to keep it fresh with this yellow and white ticking stripe, so it’s a nod to the past without feeling dated.”

Bartholomew says that she loves to layer various shades of yellow in a room to keep the palette “feeling fun and cheery” while still having a sophisticated vibe. Bringing in antiques, framed artwork, and simple yet elegant bed linens keep this room feeling chic instead of fussy.

2. Bright and Beautiful

Designer Alexandra Kaehler says this bedroom was designed to be fresh and fun for a young child without feeling overwhelming. Vibrant yet minimal pops of yellow offer just the right hints of playfulness without being overstimulating.

“By using yellow on the ceiling and the pillows we maximized impact without having the room feel too wild,” Kaehler says.

Credit: Shar Taylor

3. Bold Bohemian

This funky yellow bedroom in a Colorado home utilizes a peppy mustard shade and dramatic jewel tones to create a one-of-a-kind space. The owner says this is her favorite room in the house because the yellow color and big windows bring warmth and happiness.

4. Global-Inspired Glamour

This colorful, eclectic bedroom by Courtney Smith of Courtney B. Smith Interiors is the perfect space to mature with the owners’ daughter throughout the years. A sophisticated color palette of yellow, pink, green, and blue — as well as an abundance of pattern — still feels youthful enough to suit any age.

5. Cool California Vibes

The primary bedroom in this charming  L.A. home is full of vintage-inspired flair that will appeal to lovers of retro style. The renters painted an ultra-cool mural behind the bed and an accent wall in a mustard yellow. Both  pair well with the more subtle yellow bedding, browns, and pops of pink and green.

6. Muted and Mellow Yellow

This traditional-leaning bedroom by Hub of the House Studio proves how soothing yellow can truly be. Here, buttery yellow linens combine with  a grasscloth wallcovering mixed with shades of brown and white. The result is an elegant retreat that relies more on texture than saturation to pack a design-centric punch.

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7. Light and Laidback

The bedroom inside this 1960s home was once dark and drab, but a simple paint job and the addition of a bohemian-inspired rug bring lightness and casual cool vibes to the space. The owner used Behr’s Sunny Side Up paint color to make this space feel more invigorating and energizing.

8. Traditional with a Twist

Another beautiful bedroom by Courtney B. Smith Interiors, this space pairs a buttery, soft yellow with a classic blue-and-white color palette. Painting the walls a subtle shade of yellow brings an unexpected yet pleasing touch of warmth that keeps the space from feeling too coastal-inspired.

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9. A Pop of Primary Colors

The design for this Beatles-inspired bedroom came from a child’s love for a storybook about the iconic song, “Yellow Submarine.” This bold mix of primary colors feels fresh and youthful for a child’s room yet plenty cool enough to leave adults inspired.

10. A Display of Elegant Restraint

Afraid of committing to a paint color or love a minimalist look? Take a page out of designer Hayley English’s playbook by choosing a barely there shade of yellow that acts as a neutral. Paired with white, beige, and brown, this bedroom is certainly soft and soothing but offers plenty of visual interest.