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by Sravani Padmanabhuni June 23, 2014 In Blog DIY home decor ideas Home decoration ideas & Tips Uncategorized

Did you know that this sunny shade has a rich history filled with artistic symbolism and cultural significance? From ancient civilizations to modern art movements, yellow has always played a starring role in the world of creativity. We’ll take a quick detour into the fascinating realm of colour history before letting you in on 11 ways to enlighten your home using yellow, exploring how yellow has been celebrated as a symbol of joy, enlightenment, and prosperity throughout the ages. It’s like a crash course in the art world, but with a sunny twist! 

Throughout art and architectural history, the colour yellow has held a prominent and cherished place, adding a vibrant touch to masterpieces and iconic structures. From ancient civilizations to modern art movements, yellow has been celebrated for its symbolic and aesthetic qualities, leaving an indelible mark on the creative world. 

In ancient Egypt, yellow was closely associated with the sun god Ra, representing light, warmth, and eternal power. The famous golden burial mask of Tutankhamun is a testament to the ancient Egyptians’ reverence for this radiant hue. They believed that adorning their tombs and artifacts with yellow would ensure a glorious afterlife. 

Moving forward in time, the Renaissance period witnessed the emergence of the “giallo” style in Italian art. Giallo, meaning yellow in Italian, referred to the use of gold leaf and warm yellow pigments in paintings. Artists like Giotto and Fra Angelico utilized these techniques to add a heavenly glow to their religious artworks, evoking a sense of divinity and transcendence. 

In the realm of architecture, yellow has been used to create visual impact and highlight significant structures. One notable example is the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto, Japan. Known as Kinkaku-ji, this Zen Buddhist temple is covered in gold leaf, reflecting the colour yellow and symbolizing prosperity and enlightenment. 

Artists such as Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet used bold yellow brushstrokes to depict the radiant beauty of sunflowers, landscapes, and sunsets, infusing their works with energy and emotion. 

Yellow is also considered sacred in Hinduism and is associated with the divine feminine energy of Goddess Saraswati, who represents knowledge, creativity, and wisdom. 

From ancient civilizations to modern-day expressions, yellow has left an indelible imprint on the art and architectural world. Its warmth, luminosity, and symbolic associations have made it a cherished colour in the creative palette. 

Here are 11 ways to lighten up your home using yellow: 

  1. Entrance 
  1. Living room 

Yellow can brighten up a dull atmosphere and looking at anything yellow, be it flowers, walls, curtains or any yellow furniture, can bring cheer and positivity in a person’s mind. 

The other feature of yellow is that while it adds brightness to the surroundings, it also perks up mind and thoughts. Yellow is also considered to enhance creativity and thoughts in your home interiors, hence yellow is a must colour for a creative person’s home. 

Yellow is also associated with light so even a thought of yellow in mind brings a positive spark in us. It is not just one shade of yellow that can do wonders but different shades of yellow such as dark yellow, lemon yellow, daffodil yellow, golden yellow, cream and light yellow. 

You can use these different shades of yellow to enhance the look of your home and also bring out the positivity in its members. 

1) Entrance:

If the entrance to a home decor is bright and attractive, it automatically gives a positive vibe about the home. If you don’t mind having a bright or light-yellow door, you can go ahead with it. Those who feel it as a tad too much, can hang some yellow-coloured artificial flowers on the door. 


If you have potted plants or creepers near your entrance, then you can have a yellow flower plant and you can plant a creeper that has yellow flowers. Try these tips and you will find a dramatic change in the way your entrance looks. 

2) Living room idea:

A living room can be considered as the most important room in a home because we usually entertain guests here and whoever comes visiting, it is the living room that he or she first gets to have a look. 

Even the members of the family spend a considerable amount of time in the living room. Thus it makes sense to have a living room that oozes cheer and positivity and what a better colour than yellow to bring about these changes? 


In a living room, the sofa can be yellow in colour and one can put pillows of either green or any other light colour as blue to enhance the overall look. The walls and other furniture in the room can be of any other colour. So just by having a yellow-coloured sofa in the room enhances the whole look of the room. 

Those who already have got their sofas and do not wish to change it now and yet use yellow in their living room, can have yellow curtains or yellow carpet to give a dose of colour to the room. 

3) Bedroom in yellow tones:

No matter how many rooms there in a home are, the inmates only love to sleep in their bedroom. Having yellow in bedroom soothes mind and at the same time, spreads a cheer in the atmosphere. 


You can go for light yellow bed sheets and pillow covers. You can have colourful curtains in the bedroom with more yellow in them. Or just bring on a yellow coloured rug. Even a hint of yellow in a room brightens up a room. 

4) Yellow Study place:

A study room is usually used to spend some serious and productive time. 


While neutral colours are best suited for a study room, just a hint of yellow here and there can add a spark to the room and help in concentration or working or studying happily. 

5) Yellow-coloured Guest room:

Usually guest rooms aren’t that decorated and are kept simple and functional, it is all right to add a little colour to the room to make it attractive yet keep it simple. 


Just throw in few pillows with yellow colour or hang some paintings in yellow, or keep some artifacts in yellow colour and see how the look of the room changes drastically.

 6) Rooms for yellow loving Kids 

What better colour than yellow for kids’ room? Paint the walls with yellow and see how your kids will dance with joy on seeing it? Either you can use the same shade of yellow to paint the whole room or you can use two shades of yellow, one light and the other bright. 


Yellow colour brings in a lively look to the whole atmosphere and it will surely spark your kids’ creative mind as well as boost their joy of spending time in their room.

7) Kitchen with yellow:

Who doesn’t love a yellow kitchen? If you haven’t thought about it until now, do it so now and you will not be disappointed to have a yellow kitchen in your home. 

Yellow can be used in several ways in a room. Either get the cabinets in yellow or colour the walls with any shade of yellow. You can even get the hand towels or utensils in yellow to bring in the yellow magic to your kitchen. 

8) Garden:

While you cannot paint the grass of your garden yellow, what you certainly can do is to bring in yellow potted plants to add a bright and positive hue to your garden. 

Yellow flowers look grand and bright amidst other flowers and plants. You can even paint the yards or side walls in yellow colour to give your garden a paradise looks and feel. 

9) Yellow Decorations:

If you do not wish to paint your walls yellow, or if you only wish to add a splash of yellow subtly, then try to get decorative materials and artifacts in yellow colour. 

A yellow painting or a yellow rug or just a dash of yellow around in the form of a yellow vase or a yellow stand or a small yellow cabinet can improve the look of a home and add a bright spark to the whole atmosphere. 

10) Home office influenced by yellow colours:

If you have a home office, then adding a dash of yellow will add to your mood and defiantly enhance your creativity, after all, yellow is considered to boost creativity and enhance productivity. 

Some experts suggest that it is not wise to have the entire home office in yellow for it can be distracting, but adding little bit of yellow here and there can add to the look and change any negativity into a positive vibe. 

11) Yellow Bookshelves:

Add a pop of colour to your home library or study area by painting the back of bookshelves in yellow. This unexpected burst of colour can make your book collection stand out and create a visually stimulating space. 


In conclusion, incorporating yellow into your home decor can bring cheer, warmth, and positivity. However, it’s important to remember that Bonito Designs, India’s No. 1 full home personalized interior design brand, can transform your home interiors not just with yellow, but with any other colour or a combination of colours that resonates with your personal style and preferences. 

Bonito Designs takes pride in offering end-to-end solutions that are tailored to your unique needs and vision. Their creative team of experts can personalize every aspect of your home, from selecting the perfect colour palette to curating the right furniture pieces and accessories. With over 250+ in-house designs, they bring innovation and expertise to every project, ensuring that your home reflects your personality and aspirations. 

What sets Bonito Designs apart is their commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. They offer a 10-year warranty on their interior services, providing you with peace of mind for years to come. Additionally, their products undergo a meticulous 7-stage quality check, ensuring that every detail, from designing to packaging to installation, is handled with utmost care and precision.