When it comes to choosing colours for your bathroom, yellow isn't necessarily the first colour to come to mind.

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While blue bathrooms are renowned for their soothing effects and green bathrooms revered for their energising properties, yellow bathroom decor often slips off the radar when it comes to trending washroom schemes... but we here at YourHomeStyle are officially here to change that!

Uplifting, cheerful and optimistic, the colour yellow is an ideal choice for the room where you get ready for the day ahead. From mustard to lemon, buttercup to mellow yellow (yes, that's an official colour!), there's a whole spectrum of shades to choose from when designing your scheme.

And, as if that wasn't enough, interior experts suggest that yellow is one of the few colours that can be styled up to suit all different types of schemes. Whether you're a fan of 70s inspired boho, minimalist Scandi style or anything in between, you can incorporate a little bit of yellow to give your space a summery lift.

Feeling inspired yet? If you're keen to create the yellow bathroom of your dreams, keep reading to discover our yellow bathroom decor guide, plus our roundup of the best yellow bathroom ideas. Happy decorating!

Love yellow? Then check out our yellow kitchen ideas and yellow bedroom ideas

Yellow bathroom ideas

Is yellow a good colour for a bathroom?

Yellow is a brilliant colour to incorporate into your bathroom décor because it’s so cheerful, acting as a mood-booster as you get ready for work, and to pick you up at the end of the day, too.

Modern Lattice Sulphur Encaustic Tiles, Ca Pietra
Modern Lattice Sulphur Encaustic Tiles, Ca Pietra

Another reason why yellow makes a great choice for a bathroom is the fact that it’s so varied and versatile. Don’t love bright sunshine yellow tiles? Why not opt for a pale lemon freestanding bath instead? Looking for something classic? Team timeless mustard tones with sophisticated teal or navy blue. As there are so many different shades of yellow, you can take time to find a colour scheme that perfectly suits your individual style, and create a look that you really love.

What colours go well with a yellow bathroom?

As yellow is such an impactful colour, it can be very tempting to play it safe and opt for a classic yellow and white combo.

Neapolitan Porcelain Yellow Tiles, Ca Pietra
Neapolitan Porcelain Yellow Tiles, Ca Pietra

While this is a classic colour palette (in fact, it’s one of our favourites!) don’t be afraid to team yellow with other colours for a more impactful look.

Read on to discover some of our favourite colour combos for yellow bathroom décor!

Yellow and grey bathrooms

Pantone named grey and yellow as their colours of the year for 2021, and this combination remains a firm favourite for interior enthusiasts everywhere.

Adam Sulphur Encaustic Tiles, Ca Pietra
Adam Sulphur Encaustic Tiles, Ca Pietra

It's easy to see why... the cool undertones in grey are perfect for balancing and grounding the uplifting effects of yellow. Why not try using grey and yellow floor tiles to give your bathroom a punchy, contemporary look?

Yellow and pink bathrooms

Pink bathrooms are all the rage right now, and if you're looking to embrace the this trend without going too sugary sweet, adding pizzazz to pale pinks with vibrant yellow is the way to go.

Nirvana Wallpaper Border, Woodchip & Magnolia
Nirvana Wallpaper Border, Woodchip & Magnolia

Use blush pink walls to complement soft, lemon yellow bathroom cabinetry if you're after a cool, Instagrammable space. Finish the look with white marble tiles and a strip of statement wallpaper - you could even opt for chinoiserie wallpaper if you're looking to create a luxe look!

Yellow and blue bathrooms

We love the warm, Mediterranean vibe you get from combining blue and yellow in your bathroom decor - especially in blue and yellow encaustic tiles. Try combining yellow, navy blue, light teal and white to create a fresh yet inviting bathroom scheme.

Sigma Semicircles Patterned Wall and Floor Tiles, Victorian Plumbing
Sigma Semicircles Patterned Wall and Floor Tiles, Victorian Plumbing

Finish the look with some rustic wooden furniture, and don't forget the sleek black bathroom hardware!

Yellow and green bathrooms

When combined, green and yellow can create a bright, uplifting space in an instant. This is a particularly great combination to opt for if your bathroom is small or dark - it won't just make your space feel lighter and brighter, but it'll make it feel more cheerful too!

Well Glass Wall Light, Davey Lighting
Well Glass Wall Light, Davey Lighting

Why not take cues from the bathroom above and install some yellow wooden panelling? It'll add character to your home while simultaneously giving it an optimistic feel.

Yellow bathroom accessories

If you love the idea of including sunny yellow in your bathroom scheme but you’re not so keen on the idea of replacing tiles or repainting, why not add a splash of the cheerful colour with some yellow bathroom accessories?

Here are some of our favourite ideas…

Yellow bath mat

Adding a plush yellow bath mat to your bathroom is a great way to add a pop of colour to your flooring without having to splash out on brand new tiles.

Ultimate Ochre 100% Recycled Polyester Anti Bacterial Bath Mat, £12, Dunelm
Ultimate Ochre 100% Recycled Polyester Anti Bacterial Bath Mat, £12, Dunelm

Choose bright sunshine yellow for a vibrant look, or opt for something softer - like primrose yellow - if you prefer a more understated interior look.

Yellow shower curtain

Whether you choose tropical print, classic stripes or anything in between, a yellow shower curtain will breathe new life into even the most tired interior.

Hendaye Striped Shower Curtain, £11, La Redoute
Hendaye Striped Shower Curtain, £11, La Redoute

Team it with a coordinating bath mat for a cohesive scheme, or opt for a contrasting colour if you want to create a bit of drama.

Yellow bath towels

Bathroom towels aren't just a practical addition to your bathroom - they're also great for adding a splash of colour in an affordable way.

Mustard Egyptian Cotton Towels, from £1.20, Dunelm
Mustard Egyptian Cotton Towels, from £1.20, Dunelm

Why not display your towels in a creative way and make them into a feature when they're not in use? Take a look at our pick of the best towel storage ideas if you're in need of inspiration!

Yellow bathroom sets

Sometimes it's the small details that make all the difference, and if you don't have the cash to spend on an expensive bathroom makeover, don't fret - a few little changes can make a big difference!

Habitat 3 piece Geo Debossed Set, £14, Argos
Habitat 3 piece Geo Debossed Set, £14, Argos

Why not swap out your existing bathroom set for a bright, cheerful yellow version? A matching soap dispenser, toothbrush holder and soap dish will give your bathroom a new lease of life!

Yellow bathroom bin

Bathroom bins are often a part of the decorating scheme that go unnoticed, but why not turn yours into a decor statement by opting for one in a bright ochre shade?

Ochre Recycling Bin. £26, Dunelm
Ochre Recycling Bin. £26, Dunelm

It'll add a great pop of colour to your bathroom while keeping it clean and tidy. It's a win win!

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Authors

Thea JeffreysDigital Writer

Thea Jeffreys is the Digital Writer on YourHomeStyle.uk, and is passionate about all things home décor. When she’s not scouring the internet for budget-friendly homeware finds, you’ll find her writing about the latest interior trends and handy upcycling tricks.

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