Yellow for Happiness

We love the versatility and cheerful qualities of the color yellow. You can use it in combination with wood furnishings to bring rustic, whimsical charm or with muted tones for a beach inspired feel.
Round Sunflower Indoor/Outdoor RugSunflower Night Light
Bright and Cheerful

Bright, bold yellow accents can make any room feel happier, therefore making you feel happier as soon as you enter the space. Sunflowers are classic options for adding a splash of sunshine to your current style as they range from rustic goldenrod to bright golden yellow in color. The Round Sunflower Indoor/Outdoor Rug offers a bright option for accenting any floor or deck space. The Pear Felted Wool Birdhouse adds vibrant accent to your yard or porch, and our Apothecary Quilt in butter color brings warmth to your bedroom.

Pear Felted Wool BirdhouseApothecary Quilt Collection Butter

Muted Tones for Rustic Charm

Goldenrod and mustard are two colors you will almost always find here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop. On everything from furniture to curtain collections, muted yellow hues bring rustic sensations that are welcome in any country home. This Happy Place Block is a quick and easy way to bring happiness to any wall. The Calico Crow Textiles Collection coordinates an entire room in simple, easygoing primitive style. It is easy to see how the Jelly Hutch Cabinet Set, in a rich mustard finish, brings rural rustic charm to a dining room or kitchen.

Calico Crow Textiles Collection
 Jelly Hutch Cabinet Set MustardHappy Place Block

Japanese Lantern Lights

Brighten Up

Just like the big round ball of light in our blue sky, you can easily add bright light to any room to evoke pleasant sensations. Japanese Lantern Lights instantly enhance a pot, planter or large vase for mood lighting and a spring sensation all year long. Pair with dark wood furniture for a rich feel or with lighter pine furnishings for a relaxed space. A Butterfly Night Light adds a sweet touch to a child's bedroom or dim hallway. The Star Light Bulb offers a look at how we perceive glowing masses in our night sky to appear, perfect for accenting your favorite lamp.

Butterfly Night LightStar Light Bulb

Tips for Using Yellow


  • Combine lemon yellow with other bright colors like red, blue or green
  • Soft, understated yellow works well with soft cream
  • Rustic mustard and rich gold pair with wooden furnishings
  • Goldenrod brings simple, primitive charm
  • White, soft yellow and lavender create whimsical spaces
  • Muted tones of gray work wonderfully with yellow
  • Yellow can be a cool or warm color, depending on the amount of other hues it contains
  • Purple and yellow are complementary colors on the color wheel, offering coordinating contrast
Berry & Blossom WreathStar Berry Vine Wallpaper