Color of the Month: Decorating with Buttercup

It’s summertime (well, almost) and we all know what that means: exchanging rich, deep colors for their bright and cheerful counterparts! This month’s color – buttercup yellow – is summery without going overboard, a softer, creamy pale yellow. Lacking┬áthe in-your-face brightness of other yellows, buttercup is sophisticated and easy on the eye, while still providing the sunniness and summer vibes of yellow.

Buttercup is a fresh alternative to beige and complements most shades, especially blues and greens. It’s a beautifully soothing yet cheery color, making it the perfect choice for bedrooms and living areas:

Living Room by Jeff Andrews Design
Bedroom by Brian Dittmar Design, Inc.

Bedroom by Schrader & Companies
Family Room by IN Studio & Co. Interiors
Living Room by Echelon Custom Homes
Hallway by Kingsley Belcher Knauss, ASID
Wallpaper by Wallpaperdirect

(How awesome is that buttercup print?)

Try buttercup in your office to inspire productivity without the distraction of brighter yellows:

Home Office by Green Couch Interior Design

Yes, your kitchen can be yellow! Buttercup in the kitchen is typically retro, characterized – but not limited to – pale yellow appliances and/or buttery cabinets:

Kitchen by Davenport Building Solutions
Photo by Corynne Pless
Kitchen by J.A.S. Design-Build
Appliances by Big Chill
Kitchen by Duncan’s Creative Kitchens

The warmth of this shade is inviting and comforting, an ideal combination for dining areas:

Dining Room by Jute Interior Design

(Swoon-worthy, amiright?)

Dining Room by Elena Calabrese Design & Decor

Wake up in the morning, crawl into your buttercup bathroom, and be energized without having to shade your eyes:

Tonusa Bathroom Vanity Set
Strasser Woodenworks Wall Mount Vanity with Shaker Doors

And perk up that exterior with a welcoming yellow door!

Exterior by Denizen Works
Photo via

Have we won over those yellow-haters? Tell us what you think about buttercup!