Yellow - The Hottest Shade for Summer 2022 ( and how to use it )

@mr_goldhouse opted for Gloriana when he transformed his living room from blue to yellow.

We find hope and positivity in uncertain times through actively surrounding ourselves with things that make us smile.  It will be no surprise then that one of the hottest on-trend colours this summer is yellow.  A shade that for most symbolises sunshine, happiness and warmth with familiar connotations to nature.  Our selection ranges from more muted, golden hues to brighter, punchier colours. 

Many people are often surprised to experience how easy it can be to incorporate yellow into the home in some form.  Let's explore some options... 

Gloriana is a chalky and custardy shade - rich, sweet and splendid for any sun-filled room.

Subdued Splendour

Bold tones that also connect us to nature are a key trend direction this year as we relish in the optimism of 'post-pandemic' conversations. These two shades, Jarosite and Papyrus have a certain confidence about them without feeling too intense or garish.  They are easily paired with more muted shades and monochrome decor choices.  We love these examples from an application perspective too - demonstrating how modern two-tone schemes continue to be so effective!

Scalloped details bring a friendly softness to this nursery scheme painted in Jarosite by @sycamore_revival.

Blending of old and new for @ezraandbee.  Crisp lines and sun-soaked warmth featuring Papyrus.


Ready to embrace colour?  Combine sunny yellows with other warm shades for a look which is sure to brighten any space.  Mimicking the harmonious tones of a sunset or a cheerful summer bouquet; a palette of yellow, pink and peachy colours sit beautifully next to jewel accents.

Rachel chose Jarosite for the woodwork details in her warm and welcoming pink hallway.

Geri's vibrant, energetic scheme combines French Ochre with multiple warm shades and cool accents colours.

Effective Highlights

If you're a little unsure about going floor to ceiling with yellow, consider this option which allows for playful pockets of colour without feeling overpowering. Use our hard-wearing eggshell finish to add colour accents throughout the home across woodwork or perhaps even up-cycle an old favourite or second-hand find.

@helen_nightingale_home with matching Jarosite door and piano!

Get a spring in your step like @alicehamilton22 with bold and bright Lamplighter.

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