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Get the look: How to use Mustard colours in your home


Bright colours can give the illusion of space and if you’re looking for a boost of optimism go for mustard yellow. Yellow can work best when painted as an accent wall, door or even stairs. Not feeling brave enough to take the plunge with full coverage, yellow is a great choice for a statement sofa or armchair. Alternatively carefully considered accessories can add pops of colour to give a room a real uplift. Just be sure to select the correct tone to avoid disharmony.

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We love this colour and texture palette they have used in this kitchen.

Haymarket: Mylands

Bond Street: Mylands

Poivre Blanc: Designers Guild

Pale Birch: Designers Guild

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Mustard Yellow was a popular Midcentury colour and looks great mixed with brown furniture.

Eames Chair: Heals

Vintage Desk: Layer

Desk lamp: Anglepoise

Rug: West Elm

Moody Grey 40. Wall paint: Designers Guild

Photo credit: Johnathan Adler

Using block bold coloured curtains is a great way to introduce the colour.

Silk curtain fabric: Jim Thompson

Dining chairs: Wharfside

Dining Table: Bluesuntree

Armchair: Jonathan Adler

Geometric rug: Plantation Rug Company

Pendant light: Heals

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Upholstering a chair in a mustard, ochre of bright yellow can create a lovely vocal point.

Chaise: Made.com

Cushion: A Rum Fellow

Sheep-skin rug: The Wool Company

Chandelier: Shabby Store

Side table: West Elm

Arm chair: Swoon Editions

Fiddle Fig plant: House of Plants

Photo credit: Doherty Lynch

Here they have painted one wall of their kitchen cupboards a bright yellow to make a feature wall, teaming it with marble and dark Blue.

Babouche: Farrow & Ball

Drawing Room Blue: Farrow & Ball

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