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Colour in the kitchen: Yellow

Yellow seems a natural choice for a kitchen- it’s cheerful, calm and soothing, and like other citrus shades, is said to stimulate the appetite. Depending on the shade and application, yellow can be soft and vintage, as in a country kitchen, or bright and bold in an urban setting. 

These super-bright cabinets look at home in this fun, modern kitchen, from the photostream of ooh_food

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From Living etc, a modern galley kitchen looks sweet and charming with pale yellow units and paint: 

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I love the strong shade used on the wall in this kitchen, from Marie Claire Maison:

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It’s all in the backsplash in this modern kitchen, via xJavierx‘s photostream: 

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Instead of hitting you over the head with it, the cream tones and yellow chairs in this space from Coastal Living use yellow in a subtle way: 

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This space from manages to look both modern and sweet at the same time, thanks to simple white legged units and a cheerful accent wall: 

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  1. You’ve featured some very inspiring kitchens! The modern black and yellow one is a great example of how colour can be used to great effect in a kitchen.

  2. [...] still having fun with the Colour in the Kitchen series, this month covering Yellow, Black, White and Pink. Surprisingly, Black was the most popular, and I loved the modern, [...]