Yellow has already been hailed as this summer’s must-have shade, with the Duchess of Sussex and the Duchess of Cambridge both spotted in the colour in recent weeks.
But how many of us would be brave enough to take the bold hue into our homes?
Interior design expert Kasia Wiktorowicz, of global paint giant Valspar, has shared the six ways the colour can be brought into a kitchen, living room or bedroom – no matter what its shape or size.
While Ms Wiktorowicz says yellow is a way to ‘invite summer into your home’, the tips also explain how to make it work for your space all year round.
She even reveals which furniture to choose to make the colour pop.
Add a clean-cut finish
Crisp and clean: Fresh white woodwork gives this sunny yellow wall a definite finish
Royal seal of approval: The Duchess of Sussex, left at a reception earlier this month, and the Duchess of Cambridge, right at Wimbledon, have both stepped out in yellow in recent weeks
Ms Wiktorowicz explained there had been a shift in homeowners moving towards brighter colours with a ‘clean-cut finish’.
‘Sunny shades of yellow can work on almost any wall,’ she said. ‘When paired with a crisp white ceiling and skirting boards the effect is fresh, bold and classic whilst remaining current.’
Use it to update a reception room that you want to update while keeping its traditional feel.
Pair with charcoal grey
Perfect pair: Charcoal grey furniture is a chic choice when matching a saturated yellow wall
Yellow can be a difficult colour to work with when it comes to furniture. If you’re looking to revamp the entire room, Ms Wiktorowicz suggests investing in grey
Yellows don’t always have to be bright to bring cheer into your room.
Using saturated yellow hues such as ‘Sunwashed Meadow’ can be a fantastic way to add a burst of colour to living spaces. Pairing these shades with contrasting charcoal grey and black furnishings provides a contemporary look.
Brighten a dark room
Trick of the eye: Yellow paint can bring sunshine and brightness into an otherwise dark space
Yellow can be a way to trick the eye into thinking the room is brighter than it is. The kitchen can also be a room to experiment with, if you’re feeling bold.
‘If you have a kitchen that doesn’t get a lot of natural light, yellow is the perfect choice to brighten up this important family space,’ Ms Wiktorowicz says.
‘To achieve a rustic feel in the kitchen, you can team sunny yellows with natural wood panels. For your kitchen refresh, opt for paint which can endure the scuffs and knocks of daily living without compromising on colour or finish.’
Make a statement from the start
Loud and proud: A yellow door is a fun and simple way to make your home stand out
Ms Wiktorowicz says: ‘Colours matter. They tell the world who you are, so what better place to start than with your entrance?
‘Statement front doors are one of the hottest trends of this year and bright yellows are perfect for creating a warm, welcoming entrance and setting your house apart from the rest.
‘Cheery yellow shades complement red brick perfectly and provide an eye-catching contrast to any adjacent greenery.’
Add pops of colour
Time to upcycle! Yellow paint can be used to give old furniture a new lease of life
If the thought of using a bright yellow on your walls is slightly daunting, try introducing smaller pops of zingy yellow, as this alone will add instant energy to a room.
‘There’s been a real shift in the desire for authentic items with a hint of nostalgia and upcycling offers an easy and accessible way to bring these pieces into your home,’ Ms Wiktorowicz suggests.
‘Using yellow when upcycling is ideal for adding a playful feel to a room and vibrant shades work well to add a pop of personality and individuality.’
Get creative with ombré
Be individual: Create a personalised accent wall by blending several different yellow shades
Many of us know ombré as an effect for our hair colour, but it can also be a playful way to introduce yellow into the home.
Ms Wiktorowicz explains: ‘This is a simple and stylish technique that can be used to create a unique, personalised accent wall by blending several different yellow shades together.
‘To achieve this, choose three different colours from the same colour family, one light, one medium and one dark to create a striking statement wall.’