Yellow in a home office boosts creativity

Yellow is vibrant, evokes creativity and perfectly embodies the freshness of the summer months. Rebecca Snowden, Interior Style Advisor at, shares some tips to revamp your home office with the golden hue.

Use yellow in a home office to boost creativity

This summer, add pops of yellow in a home office as the happy hue helps boost creativity and positivity. Brighter options like canary or daffodil yellow lighten the look while imbuing energy and freshness into the work setting.

Keep the palette simple with white wooden furniture and neutral accessories – oak brings warmth and balances a bold yellow beautifully.

“As far as an accent colour goes, yellow is a vivid choice that isn’t too daring or distracting,” she says. “Layer different tones of yellow for depth and to create a curated look.”

A home office is inviting when the ambience is conducive with fresh air, which can easily be achieved with some plants.

Pair yellow with Pantone Classic Blue 

On the walls, a bright butter yellow goes well with Classic Blue, the 2020 Pantone colour of the year.

“Employ colour blocking techniques on opposing walls and entrance features for a modern twist. The bold contrast is playful and welcoming. This statement combination would benefit from natural daylight streaming in – to make the colours pop and brighten the overall setting.”

As with any interior scheme, achieve colour coherence across the room by reflecting the same primary yellow and blue tones through decor pieces. Lighten the palette with white wood floorboards that also act as a grounding element in the colourful scene. Meanwhile, green plants offer respite and a soothing ambience as a finishing touch.