10 Yellow Kitchen Ideas That Are Anything But Kitschy

The thought of a yellow kitchen may conjure up images of old-fashioned, traditional décor, but there are so many ways to use the bright hue in a way that's modern and fresh. "Yellow is becoming a more mainstream, go-to color in home décor," says Jessica McCarthy, creative director and elite designer for Decorist, the online interior design service.

Yellow is a universal color that can work with different design styles, she points out. "Yellow can go in different style directions, from retro to farmhouse to preppy traditional," McCarthy states. So just how do you incorporate this poppy color into your kitchen without going overboard? It's all about using a variety of shades and hues, carefully selecting accent pieces, and finding playful furnishings. Ahead, McCarthy shares her best yellow kitchen ideas to make your vision come to life.