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The Psychology of Yellow Kitchens

Posted by admin on June 4, 2019 at 2:33 pm. Filed under: General

One of the key factors to consider when designing your kitchen is choosing the correct colour scheme because it can have a huge influence on how you feel. In the third of a series of blog posts, we explore the psychology of yellow kitchens.

Farrow and Ball have a range of yellow shades, perfect for kitchens.

Credit – Farrow & Ball

When you think of yellow, what springs to mind? Perhaps you think of sunshine, flowers or a golden beach – all cheerful, warm and optimistic thoughts. Using yellow in your kitchen helps to introduce these feelings to create a happy and energetic cooking space.

The light yellow colour on this wall is Pale Hound, by Farrow and Ball.

Credit – Farrow & Ball

As with all colours, yellow comes in various tones, from the pale and subtle cream hues to the more bright and vivid shade of lemon. Knowing how to use them in the context of your kitchen is vital, as too much of the vibrant shades will overpower the senses and too little of the subdued shades will be lost in the overall design. Pale Hound, by Farrow and Ball is a light and delicate yellow that works equally well on walls or cabinet frontals. Babouche, on the other hand, is a bright and cheerful yellow that becomes intensified the more you use it.

These yellow cabinets help to brighten the kitchen.

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How to Use Yellow Effectively in a Kitchen

Although cheerful, using a lot of yellow can create a strong sense of anxiety – especially with vibrant shades such as gold. Using yellow in moderation can be more effective. For example, including accessories and appliances that have shades of yellow like this Kenwood kettle.

This yellow Kenwood kettle is ideal for adding a pop of colour into your kitchen.

Credit – Kenwood

Key Considerations

  • Yellow instils feelings of cheer, warmth and optimism.
  • When used in excess can generate a sense of anxiety.
  • Although predominantly light, there are several darker shades that can work well.
  • Consider introducing yellow accessories and appliances to add pops of colour.

What do you find appealing about yellow kitchens? Let us know in the comments below. Do not forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest for regular updates and ideas or subscribe to our newsletter for weekly updates on kitchens, trends, offers, and more.


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