Introducing a Yellow Hue from Farrow & Ball into the Kitchen

Using yellow paint can bring a vibrant and lively atmosphere to any room in the home especially the kitchen. It’s associated with warmth, energy and positivity, making it a great choice for a room that is the heart of the home.

This happy, sunny and warm hue is all the ingredients you need for a room that feels like home and makes you feel good too. From delicate cream paint for rustic vibes, zingy brights for bold modern schemes to the truest of sunshine yellows to bring a smile to any space. Whatever mood you’re looking to create, Farrow & Ball have lots of different shades to suit everyone and every room of the home!

In this blog, we take a look at our recent project showcasing India Yellow, how it has been used to create a restful space for our client but also the alternative yellows in F&B’s collection which you can add anywhere in the home.

A few design ideas using yellow in the kitchen or open plan space

  • Consider the natural light and size of the space. Smaller kitchens are perfect for a lighter yellow as this can make the room feel more open, while larger kitchens can handle bolder, deeper shades.
  • If you aren’t too sure about using yellow on all of the walls, consider just using it on an accent wall or just the kitchen cabinets, for example, a kitchen island just like our client.
  • Yellow is a versatile colour and pairs with plenty of colours to create a fresh and modern look.
  • Incorporate yellow through accessories such as curtains, rugs, dishes or small appliances.

Explore some yellow tones from F&B’s paint collection

Dorset Cream

A luscious double cream hue is captured in the paint colour called Dorset Cream. The name evokes the image of a rich double cream produced in the heart of the West Country. A darker and more yellow version of Farrow’s Cream. It is recommended to complement a soft white rather than a bright white, to create a gentle and charming colour scheme.

Dayroom Yellow

A revitalising pale yellow is embodied in the paint colour known as Dayroom Yellow. Inspired by the typical Regency colour palette, this delightfully uncomplicated shade derives its name from the sunlit rooms that were cherished during the day. This yellow hue is ideally suited for rooms blessed with abundant sunlight, infusing the space with brightness and colour, especially when paired with the crisp contrast of All White.


This illuminating neutral comes from the natural materials originally used in candle making. The pale cream finish of Tallow superbly reflects light, making it an ideal choice for brightening a darker space or applying a consistent colour throughout a property. With a subtle infusion of pink and yellow pigments, Tallow creates a warm but fresh feel which is often very popular in nurseries.


Named after the dried crop, Hay is a subtle yellow that exudes warmth with a touch of dustiness. Hay’s character is defined by a distinctly green undertone, lending it a grounded and established feel. When paired with muted Lime White woodwork, it creates tranquil spaces with a peaceful ambience.


True to its name, Citron is a warm Mediterranean yellow that radiates a vibrant intensity in compact spaces, making it especially inviting in large open-plan areas.

India Yellow

India Yellow is a rich mustard yellow famously named after the pigment collected from the urine of cows fed on a special diet of mango leaves! When paired with a darker tone, it produces a remarkably cosy space that defies traditional expectations of a vibrant yellow.

The softest touch from India Yellow was added to our most recent project for the kitchen island. It brings a really cosy vibe to the Victorian home located in Wanstead and creates a beautiful moody and modern focal point that is the home of cooking, storage and gathering.

View more in the Farrow & Ball – Yellow Collection on their website.

Looking to add a yellow hue to your handmade kitchen? Contact us today – we look forward to hearing from you. There are plenty of yellows to get excited about from Farrow & Ball.

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