Best Yellow Paint Color for Living Room (18 Beautiful Options)

Use these wonderful yellow paint color to cheer and brighten up your living spaces Written by : Andre A & Editors | Last Updated : November 17th, 2023

As a vibrant color, yellow may not be the first choice when it comes to wall paint, especially when compared to other softer and neutral options. But for some homeowners who are willing to take some risks, this shade can be a great wall paint choice that can be resulting in unique, bright, and inviting spaces.

And that’s why yellow can be a great wall paint color for any room where you want to build a fun and joyful ambiance so your guest or families can enjoy their time together, like in the living room.

However, to get the perfect results with yellow, there are a lot of different aspects that should be considered seriously. And even a small detail like choosing the right shades of yellow can have a big impact on the final outcome.

If you are looking for a perfect yellow paint colors for your living room, we highly recommend Icy Lemonade, Pineapple Cream, Venetian Yellow, Canary Yellow, or Sunflower Yellow. These options not only add a splash of personality but also create an atmosphere of warmth and positivity in your living space. Their dynamic and uplifting nature can enhance the overall mood, fostering a lively and engaging environment for both social gatherings and relaxation.

Here in this post, our color expert will share all of the best yellow interior paint colors that can instantly warm up and make any living room shine all year long. Here they are :

18 Most Beautiful Yellow Paint Colors for Living Room

Best Light Yellow Paint

Icy Lemonade

Living room with icy lemonade walls
Icy lemonade walls

For you who want a soft yellow paint color but still spark a lot of happiness in your living spaces, then this can be a great option. Icy lemonade is not the lightest pale yellow paint but still looks soft and subtle enough to avoid it making the entire room feel too bright.

We love to combine the icy lemonade wall with neutral, earthy elements as they will blend in perfect harmony.

Pineapple Cream

Living room with pineapple cream walls
Pineapple cream walls

Sometimes, you don’t need a lot of yellow to make a big impact in improving the ambiance of your living room. Instead, even with a few hints of yellow this shade can still bring most of the benefits of yellow, while at the same time keeping everything simple and neutral.

To further emphasize the yellow to your space, you can mix this icy lemonade wall with some brighter or more vibrant yellow accessories.

Venetian Yellow

Living room with venetian yellow walls
Venetian walls

This is one of the most popular yellow shades when it comes to wall paint. This shade had a perfect balance between the softness and subtle visual appearance, with the sparkling yellow hues, creating vibrant yet still eye-pleasing looks.


Living room with daybreak walls
Daybreak walls

This color is technically a white with a hint of yellow, resulting in a very soft, light appearance that looks amazing to creates a calm yet fun interior.

And the most beautiful things for this color is that it can work as neutral, so you can get plenty of room to add any strong or vibrant colors to your color palette.

Fresh Zest

Living room with fresh zest walls
Fresh zest walls

With a hint of saturated orange hues, this color comes with a bit different character to most typical yellow. Not only had the cheerful vibe, it also evoke a bit of elegance that will looks amazing inside any living room style.

Fresh zest wall can easily becomes a gorgeous background to let all of your furnishing and decoration items to stand out.


Living room with lily walls
Lily painted walls

A white with strong pastel yellow hint, lily can make any space feel brighter and lighter. Thus, we love to use this color for any small spaces or inside any room that lacks of natural lighting.

You can also use this paint color to brighten up any living space that had plenty of dark or bold furnishings.

Best Medium Yellow Paint

Canary Yellow

Living room with canary yellow walls
Canary walls

When it comes to medium shade of yellow, this is one of our favorite choices. Had a perfectly balanced tone, the canary is not too vibrant but still spread plenty of cheerful and joyful vibes as any typical yellow.

And as the middle tone, using canary for your wall can give plenty of space to add other yellow shades to your living room, whether they are a lighter or even a darker, more vibrant one.

Daisy Yellow

Living room with daisy yellow walls
Daisy walls

This is another great alternative of bold, medium yellow shades that will work well to enhance the vibe of any living space.

However, as it had an intense tone, you may need to balance it up and tone it down visually with some neutral accessories or furnishings to help make it looks a bit softer.

Lemon Twist

Living room with lemon twist walls
Lemon twist walls

Bringing the fresh of a lemon to your home, this paint color can easily turn any boring space into a cheerful and interesting ones.

Quilt Gold

Living room with quilt gold walls
Quilt gold walls

For you who are looking for a perfect yellow paint color for a glam interior design, you may try this one. The quilt gold paint bring a hint of luxury touch that elevates any spaces instantly.

To make it looks even better, try combining it with some neutral decorations. Thus, the wall will stand out even more.

Lantern Light

Living room with  lantern light walls
Lantern light walls

This is a calmer version of medium yellow that will be a great choice for you who want a perfectly balanced looks. It still has enough intensity to make the wall pop, while also looks pretty calm and neutral.

Sunny Veranda

Living room with sunny veranda walls
Sunny veranda walls

Bring tropical sunshine to your home, this color can be a perfect choice for any room where you want to spend a lot of time with your families.

Using this paint color can lift up the mood and refresh your mind using it’s beautiful tones.

Best Dark Yellow Paint


Living room with citronella walls
Citronella walls

If your primary goal of painting your living room wall with yellow is to boost the warmth ambiance, then you can try this pretty shade.

Furthermore, this citronella can bring a strong optimistic, and energetic vibe that can instantly make any living room come to life.


Living room with goldfinch walls
Goldfinch walls

When it comes to an accent wall, this is one of our favorite dark yellow paint shades. The goldfinch paint can easily spark a lot of intensity to the room atmosphere, so, even though it’s only used for the accent wall, but still can bring a lot of impact to the overall looks of the living room.

With a bit of gold-ish, mustard looks, this color can also embrace some glam looks that most of the time, is quite difficult to achieve when using any other yellow shades.

Sunflower Yellow

Living room with sunflower yellow walls
Sunflower walls

The sunflower mixes dark yellow with some hint of orange undertones, resulting in a stunning, bold, and vibrant look that will bring the tropical sunlight vibe to your living spaces. This color may look like a bold version of mustard yellow.

But as this shade can easily overly dominate the entire room, we highly suggest you only use it to create an accent wall.


Living room with auric accent walls
Auric walls

Another great paint color that you can use for a yellow accent wall. This paint had a bit of orange tint, make it looks a bit more elegant that most typical dark yellow.

Thus, you can easily combine it with any other yellow shade and still gives enough contrast to avoid monotonous feels.

Decisive Yellow

Living room with decisive yellow walls
Decisive yellow walls

This is a great soft option of dark yellow. The decisive yellow by Sherwin Williams gives plenty of sunny yellow summer vibe feeling to your space without being too vibrant.

You can mix it up with some greenery or artificial plants to make your space feel alive.


Living room with Afternoon walls
Afternoon walls

A muted, dark yellow shade. The afternoon can be a perfect choice for any room with bohemian or mid-century modern style.

This option may not as intense as most dark yellow shade, but still stand out prominently to capture everyone’s attention.

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