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Enlighten the Kitchen with Pops of Yellow

Did you know yellow has the power to uplift any room?

If your kitchen is missing out on natural light, don’t fret, simply add pops of yellow and you’re all set (no rhythm intended).

Yellow boosts energy in the room and adds warmth. Pair yellow with white, silver, gray, and black or go bold and go blue. Below, are a couple of kitchens featuring pops of yellow.

Yellow Kitchen Designs

These designers decided to add contrasting pops of yellow against the gray cabinets. This helps break up the design, but also adds warmth.

Here we have a dominated white kitchen, but a pop of yellow bar stools really excites this space. Yellow goes very well with stainless steel bar stools.

This yellow backplash provides a focal point and the contrasting blue pairs extremely well here:

We love these bar stools upholstered in a yellow fabric that draws the eye around.

For a dramatic look, these yellow bar stools appear under a dark island. We love this extreme contrast, but the whole space still feels comfy.

We love the way these designers adding pops of yellow in the island and in the window treatments.

This white and black modern kitchen amps up the design with a dijon mustard set of bar stools. We love the boldness.

Combinations of Yellow

Mustard & Black

For a dramatic look, pair mustard with black. It’s a strong contrast that makes the kitchen be the all-star in the house. Check out these mustard and black bar stools by Trica.

Art Collection Swivel Stools by Trica – Shown in Cocoa Metal and Nubia 012 Fabric

Mustard & Silver

For an understated look, pair mustard yellow with silver like these bar stools below.

Holland's Catalina Swivel Bar Stool in Anodized Nickel and Yellow Seat Cushion in Modern Kitchen
Catalina Swivel Stools – Shown in Anodized Nickel Metal and Origin Eureka, fabric
Bocca Modern Backless Stools – Shown in Nubia 012 Fabric

Yellow and Blue

When you look on the color wheel, blue is almost directly across from yellow and we love how these two colors play with each other here! We imagine lots of fun cooking classes with the kids in this space.

5 Ways to Add Pops of Yellow to Your Kitchen

  1. Glenn Swivel Stool by Amisco (barstool with back, backless bar stool)
  2. Kate Spade New York Electrics Toaster – Yellow (link)
  3. Funny Mustard Yellow Gray Kitchen Wall Decor (link)
  4. Art Collection #1 Swivel Stool with Custom Back Design (discontinued)
  5. Unfold Pendant Lamp Muuto Yellow (link)

6 Yellow Bar Stools

Trica's Modern Bocca Backless Square Bar Stool with Clean Lines in Yellow Seat Cushion
^ Bocca bar stool
Metal Finish: Silver
^ Catalina bar stools
Fabric: Origin Eureka
Yellow and Black Swivel Bar Stool
^ Barry bar stool
Fabric: KY Mustard
Metal Finish: 25 Black Coral
Backless yellow and white bar stool
^ Bradley bar stool
Fabric: KY Mustard
Metal Finish: 61 Pure white
Bar stool with yellow pattern
^ Bray bar stool
Fabric: KP Honeycomb
Metal Finish: 24 Magnetite
Yellow and dark gray bar stool
^ Brock bar stool
Fabric: KY Mustard
Metal Finish: 57 Metallo

Posted by Stephanie

on in Design, Inspiration


A lover of all types of design, Stephanie brings over 9 years of experience with interior design and seating. From modern to transitional, she loves any design that exudes comfort and elegance.