Mixing In Some Mustard: Yellow Ideas & Inspiration

Mustard is a bit of a hard color to ‘swallow,’ pardon the pun. It can be harsh, abrasive and completely unattractive. But, when used right, it can transform a room, create interest and completely unique blends and messages. From this corner to that nook, we’re mixing in some mustard. Sit back, relax and take a peek at our surprising yellow ideas and inspiration!

1. Paired with neutrals.

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Pair a bright and shiny mustard with a relaxing and cooler neutral, like grey. The misty haze on the walls tones down the room so that you can easily focus on the beautiful piece of furniture without it becoming too much for the eyes to handle.

2. Surprising pairs.

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We see a lot of the same color duos. Black and white is classic. Pink and purple is super girly. Chocolate brown and cream is traditional. But what about adding a pop of mustard in your dark teal, eclectic bedroom? Beautiful right?

3. Luxurious entertaining spots.

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Mustard can sometimes have a creamy, golden elements. When you find the right accents, whether chairs, light fixture or curtains, utilize them to create some luxurious nooks. Paired with a creamy wall this room is flawless.

4. Fresh, relaxing family time.

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Turn the family room into a playful, exciting place to be. With some comforting blues, bold patterns and a touch of mustard, you’ll have a cozy, yet stylish place to spend time in.

5.  Formal and a bit bright.

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Use a beautiful sofa, dipped in mustard, as your focus but instead of subduing, brighten it up in a formal way. Cream on the walls and modern, sophisticated pieces to match.

6. Edgy, hipster elements.

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Get with the trends and create a room with a hipster vibe installed. With soft neutrals and the addition of a surprising mustard, you’ll have a loft space or home office with a voice all its own.

7. The kiddos room too.

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You rarely ever see a bit of mustard in the kids’ rooms. So why not add a surprising flair? The rocking chair, the kid’s reading chair or a throw rug could do the trick!

8. Pops in the bedroom.

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We love this light and relaxing bedroom. We love the pop of mustard in the headboard even more, as it gives a wonderfully stylish and whimsical Victorian flair.

9. One wall with light.

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An accent wall covered in mustard works for smaller spaces, especially ones that get a bout of natural light from windows. It creates a sparkling, glistening essence for whatever room it’s done in.

10. Preppy appeals.

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This sophisticated, timeless and a bit of a prepster styled space could be blasted in a little bit of boring features. Instead, that one, mustard chair steals that show and makes the room a showstopper.