Mustard yellow is having a major moment in the sun. This retro shade was put on the back-burner for a while, but it’s finally back in style. It’s warm, rich, and vibrant – what’s not to love? There are plenty of ways to modernize this vintage hue, and we’re going to walk you through our top five favorites. From gilded wall art to dark yellow furniture, these mustard yellow ideas will surely steal your heart.

Go Halfsies

Split your room in half – literally. Rather than a traditional accent wall, paint the lower half your wall mustard yellow. This will mimic the look of vintage wallpaper with a modern twist. Add a piece of furniture that matches the wall for extra drama, and throw in a few contrasting details to make the striking shade stand out even more. Play with both warm and cool tones for a beautifully balanced interior. Keep your décor minimalistic to avoid competing with the vibrant color palette.

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5 Stylish Ideas to Decorate with Mustard Yellow

Modern Mustard

For the ultimate contemporary look, hang a piece of abstract artwork that incorporates mustard yellow. Play with a variety of textures like white wood and painted brick. Your space should start with an industrial-style base, giving the mustard yellow the purpose of bringing warmth to your contemporary interior. On the hunt for mustard yellow sofa living room ideas? Surround your sunny statement piece with modern neutrals for a foolproof modern look. 

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Abstract & Artsy

If you’re a creative at heart, you’ll love this artsy take on the mustard trend. Choose a piece of wall art that uses yellow and grey brushstrokes. This color palette will hint at Pantone’s 2021 colors of the year: Illuminating Yellow and Ultimate Grey. Looking for mustard and grey living room ideas? Create a cozy space by using plush textiles to balance the modern artwork. Play with unique lines and shapes through your furniture and mustard décor to give your space a casually artistic look.

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The Golden Age

Mustard yellow was at the height of its fame in the 1970s. This is good news considering 70s-inspired style is back and bolder than ever! Embrace the retro origin of this shade and choose mustard-toned furniture that hints at a callback to the disco era. Funky shapes and low furniture pieces will have your guests saying, “Groovy!” This look isn’t complete without a classic shag rug. To add a hint of modernism, choose a fuzzy rug in a contemporary shade like taupe or grey.

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5 stylish ideas t decorate with mustard yellow

Not so Mellow Yellow

Mustard yellow can have some significant tonal variation, so consider whether you prefer a brighter or darker version. A deep, almost golden mustard yellow is great for homeowners looking to make a major design statement. Play with fabrics that have a natural sheen like silk and velvet to emphasize the luxurious shade. Add metallic details like gold hardware, and look for wall art that gives the illusion of painted gold leaf.

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Mustard Yellow Decor

There’s no other color that makes a statement quite like mustard yellow. Embrace warmth in your interior by adding this eye-catching shade. Whether you love minimalism or excess, there are endless ways to incorporate this iconic hue. Mustard yellow isn’t for the faint of heart, but it is for the interior designer who loves high-fashion and high-impact. Transform your home in the blink of an eye by exploring all the sunny possibilities mustard yellow has to offer.

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