White is a soothing, pristine and serene color. It is a neutral base on which a host of colours can be added. Today we will look to yellow as an accompaniment to white. Yellow in itself is a warm, happy colour.
It has been found that a yellow-white kitchen colour scape keeps the ambience cheerful and the mood of the homemaker warm and affectionate. It is a solid colour combination that brings creativity and affection into the daily routine of cooking.
White and yellow shades to use in your kitchen
Yellow and white together make for a classical combination that can inspire traditional as well as eclectic contemporary decor. Warmer shades of white like cream and off white teamed with paler buttery shades of yellow make for a homey ageless kitchen decor.
On the other end, a stark bright shade of white combined with lemon, cerise or citrus yellow with metallic highlights can make your kitchen very modern. Chose the mood you want to follow and choose the shades accordingly.
“Paint your walls a stark white to reflect light. Use cerise yellow window trim to add brightness and cheer. Add the same note of yellow to the backsplash and the glass fronted cabinet. Go with a blonde veined marble counter top and floor. Finish with metallic yellow appliances and accents of green or red accessories or cookware displayed prominently,” says Lindsay Asher of Housepride Interiors.
Katie John of Juzzt beautiful has a different take. “Use a buttery lemon yellow to paint your walls. White cabinets and countertops with a pine wood floor with yellow undertones work very well together. Add vivid yellow cushions and rugs in the breakfast nook to add to the cheery décor. The chairs and stools can be painted a deeper yellow in the same shade to add depth.”
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Other design ideas in a yellow and white kitchen
It is a good idea to use a larger proportion of white in smaller kitchens. Yellow being a solid sense colour can be added as accents in the form of backsplashes, floor margins and window treatments to make the feel of the kitchen light and airy. Large bay windows with a broad sill can be filled with bright yellow planters with fresh herbs or small vegetables growing in them to add freshness.
Large kitchens have a greater leeway to use yellow as the main colour palette. A buttery yellow wall with a lemon yellow cabinetry looks beautiful, Create an island work station with a bright yellow table and white chairs to create drama. White countertops and floors complete the look.
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Use accents of bright shades of yellow like canary yellow, cerise, lemon yellow or a more phosphorent greenish yellow as backsplashes, and accessories to create a décor focal point that draws the eye. Floor mats and patterns on the floor in both shades can also create an impact on an otherwise neutral kitchen.
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There are so many ways in which you can decorate a white and yellow kitchen. Let your imagination go wild, as it is nearly impossible to wrong with this combination!