Our Favorite Shades of Yellow Paint Colors

Yellow paint colors are sunny and friendly. They work well in numerous rooms.

Yellow is perfect for gender-neutral nurseries, bright kitchens, and cozy living rooms. Soft shades of yellow are warm and welcoming – bringing optimism and happiness to your home.

Shades like Dusty Yellow mimic rays of sunshine and have the ability to brighten up low-light areas and darker rooms, especially when paired with bright white trim or other creamy ivory shades. This also makes yellow a great color choice for rooms with northern exposure, or homes in the Pacific Northwest, like Portland!

Some think yellow is too bold. Muted shades, however, are great in your home. Creamy yellows are also great alternatives to whites and beiges for kitchen and bathroom cabinets.

PPG Paints included various shades of yellow in one of their trending palettes, called ‘New Spirit.‘ Focused on a natural, organic feeling, this palette embraces earthier textures, and the colors Turning Oakleaf and Soft Cream add some extra warmth. When paired with brick and black accents, yellow brings a softness to the room.

Want something bolder? Golden yellows and shades of ocher, like Brass Mesh, are impactful and sophisticated. Pair with brassy accents and crisp whites, and you’ll have a space rich with personality! This would also be a great color to use as an exciting accent wall in otherwise neutral rooms.

Our last recommendation is perhaps the most exciting way to use the color yellow for your “fifth wall” – the ceiling! The best way to make a room feel as if sunshine is spilling into it is to add bright yellow to ceilings. We love this kitchen (inspo from Domino Mag)!

Here are some of our favorite shades of yellow by PPG Paints:

Download our Favorite Yellows Cheat Sheet (featuring PPG Paints) to help you find the sunny shade that’s right for you!

Finding the shade of yellow that is just right for your home is tough. But don’t worry – we are here to help! Paintzen will send you 8″ x 8″ paint color swatch samples (for free!) to help you with your final paint selection.

Once you’ve found the perfect paint color, get a free and instant online quote from Paintzen! Our top-rated local painters are ready to start your paint project in as few as 72 hours, and our quotes are all-inclusive of labor, paint, and supplies.