40+ Yellow Modern Home Design Ideas

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Whether the color yellow covers the entire home or adds just a splash of color, here are some ideas for enjoying the sunny side of design.

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Living Room

Modern home with Kitchen, White Cabinet, Pendant Lighting, and Ceramic Tile Backsplashe. This sunny yellow kitchen successfully mixes vintage charm with mid-century furniture. Photo  of 40+ Yellow Modern Home Design IdeasView Photos

This sunny yellow kitchen successfully mixes vintage charm with mid-century furniture.

Yellow, white, walnut kitchen Photo  of 40+ Yellow Modern Home Design Ideas modern homeView Photos

Yellow, white, walnut kitchen

Yellow communicates happiness and is visually sunny. This bright example imbues radiant energy that is perfect for a kitchen, while a muted yellow is considered more of a soothing neutral. Photo  of 40+ Yellow Modern Home Design Ideas modern homeView Photos

Yellow communicates happiness and is visually sunny. This bright example imbues radiant energy that is perfect for a kitchen, while a muted yellow is considered more of a soothing neutral.

Modern home with Dining Room, Chair, and Table. The classic yellow Robin Day chairs from Habitat perfectly complement the purple Jack light by Tom Dixon. Piers designed and built the table when he was in architecture school. Photo  of 40+ Yellow Modern Home Design IdeasView Photos

The classic yellow Robin Day chairs from Habitat perfectly complement the purple Jack light by Tom Dixon. Piers designed and built the table when he was in architecture school.

Once we move inside the Swink Agency to the lobby, we see that some very groovy action indeed. I love the telephone on the pedestal, the epic yellow rug, and the leather chairs by Tobia Scarpa for Cassina. They're Model 944 Soiranas from 1969. Also be sure to dig the overhang on that coffee table with the off-center base. Photo courtesy of Thom Abel. Photo  of 40+ Yellow Modern Home Design Ideas modern homeView Photos

Once we move inside the Swink Agency to the lobby, we see that some very groovy action indeed. I love the telephone on the pedestal, the epic yellow rug, and the leather chairs by Tobia Scarpa for Cassina. They're Model 944 Soiranas from 1969. Also be sure to dig the overhang on that coffee table with the off-center base. Photo courtesy of Thom Abel.

Bestor gave each area of the house its own color scheme. The bright yellow stairwell maintains a cheery mood throughout. Photo  of 40+ Yellow Modern Home Design Ideas modern homeView Photos

Bestor gave each area of the house its own color scheme. The bright yellow stairwell maintains a cheery mood throughout.

The duo installed a small pool in a corner of the property, taking care not to disturb any of the existing architecture. As Beckmann demonstrates, they left space between the original building and the new day-glo yellow walls. Photo  of 40+ Yellow Modern Home Design Ideas modern homeView Photos

The duo installed a small pool in a corner of the property, taking care not to disturb any of the existing architecture. As Beckmann demonstrates, they left space between the original building and the new day-glo yellow walls.

Proud Owner in the Entry Photo  of 40+ Yellow Modern Home Design Ideas modern homeView Photos

Proud Owner in the Entry

Hella Jongerius / Jongeriuslab in Berlin Photo  of 40+ Yellow Modern Home Design Ideas modern homeView Photos

Hella Jongerius / Jongeriuslab in Berlin

Custom birch millwork, fabricated by Toronto's Gibson Greenwood, defines a home office space on the second floor. Susan brought the yellow couch at right when she emigrated from Hungary in 1969. Photo  of 40+ Yellow Modern Home Design Ideas modern homeView Photos

Custom birch millwork, fabricated by Toronto's Gibson Greenwood, defines a home office space on the second floor. Susan brought the yellow couch at right when she emigrated from Hungary in 1969.

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Moreland House

Modern home with Doors, Swing Door Type, Metal, and Exterior. When it came to paint the 40-foot-long curving steel-and-glass window wall designed by Chris and fabricated by Sand Studios, the Deams turned to Steve Bauer of Baumar, who specializes in custom paint finishes, to get the job done. Metallic automotive paint stands up well to the elements—from blaring sunlight to heavy rain—and comes in an almost infinite array of colors. Photo  of 40+ Yellow Modern Home Design IdeasView Photos

When it came to paint the 40-foot-long curving steel-and-glass window wall designed by Chris and fabricated by Sand Studios, the Deams turned to Steve Bauer of Baumar, who specializes in custom paint finishes, to get the job done. Metallic automotive paint stands up well to the elements—from blaring sunlight to heavy rain—and comes in an almost infinite array of colors.

Modern home with Dining Room, Bench, Chair, Table, Pendant Lighting, Concrete Floor, and Rug Floor. Throughout the house, Curtiss mixed natural materials with industrial ones. Downstairs, fir and cedar wood on the doors and open-joisted ceiling balance the colder, industrial feel of the concrete floor and steel staircase railing. In the dining room, a pendant lamp from RLM Lighting hangs above a table that combines Cherner table legs with a new white laminate top. The yellow chairs are by Tolix. Photo  of 40+ Yellow Modern Home Design IdeasView Photos

Throughout the house, Curtiss mixed natural materials with industrial ones. Downstairs, fir and cedar wood on the doors and open-joisted ceiling balance the colder, industrial feel of the concrete floor and steel staircase railing. In the dining room, a pendant lamp from RLM Lighting hangs above a table that combines Cherner table legs with a new white laminate top. The yellow chairs are by Tolix.

Modern home with Stone Siding Material, House Building Type, Outdoor, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, and Wood Patio, Porch, Deck. “This is a humanized landscape of meadows, walls, ash, streams, a small-scale landscape, minimal, almost domestic, and where absolutely everything happens in yellow,” the architects wrote in a statement. To that end, the only hint of color on the house’s otherwise natural exterior is a door painted a vibrant lemon-yellow hue. Photo  of 40+ Yellow Modern Home Design IdeasView Photos

“This is a humanized landscape of meadows, walls, ash, streams, a small-scale landscape, minimal, almost domestic, and where absolutely everything happens in yellow,” the architects wrote in a statement. To that end, the only hint of color on the house’s otherwise natural exterior is a door painted a vibrant lemon-yellow hue.

Modern home with Living Room, Sofa, Chair, Table, Concrete Floor, and Pendant Lighting. Furnished with vintage Eames chairs, a second-hand sofa, and pendants and tables designed by Nathalie, the space is kept purposefully casual. She painstakingly mixed and tested the paint for the mustard-yellow walls herself—15 times—to match the hue of a Kvadrat textile. Photo  of 40+ Yellow Modern Home Design IdeasView Photos

Furnished with vintage Eames chairs, a second-hand sofa, and pendants and tables designed by Nathalie, the space is kept purposefully casual. She painstakingly mixed and tested the paint for the mustard-yellow walls herself—15 times—to match the hue of a Kvadrat textile.

The yellow hall gives a bolt of energy as you head into to the lecture hall. © Greg Irikura 2013. Photo  of 40+ Yellow Modern Home Design Ideas modern homeView Photos

The yellow hall gives a bolt of energy as you head into to the lecture hall. © Greg Irikura 2013.

Modern home with Kitchen, Track Lighting, Colorful Cabinet, Medium Hardwood Floor, and Undermount Sink. In the office, existing track lighting illuminates cabinetry covered in Lemon Bar by Miller Paint. Photo  of 40+ Yellow Modern Home Design IdeasView Photos

In the office, existing track lighting illuminates cabinetry covered in Lemon Bar by Miller Paint.

Modern home with Staircase, Metal Railing, and Wood Tread. “When I have parties, there’s always something to get people talking.”—Kenneth Montague Photo  of 40+ Yellow Modern Home Design IdeasView Photos

“When I have parties, there’s always something to get people talking.”—Kenneth Montague

The hostel is located in Ghent's university district in the center of town, opposite the renowned art center Vooruit. The Art Deco lobby and stairwells are painted in a vibrant yellow. Photo  of 40+ Yellow Modern Home Design Ideas modern homeView Photos

The hostel is located in Ghent's university district in the center of town, opposite the renowned art center Vooruit. The Art Deco lobby and stairwells are painted in a vibrant yellow.