10 Mustard Paint Colors for Rooms with Serious Style

Revitalize your home with this bold, earthy shade.

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Douglas Friedman/The Ingalls

Before you banish yellow from your interior color scheme, consider mustard—a dark, warm, zingy shade—with gorgeous undertones that can feel both earthy and subdued or bold and inviting. While many shy away from shades of yellow in their homes, a smart use of mustard can create a distinctive, revitalized aesthetic.

Here are 10 mustard paint colors and mustard room ideas to get you inspired—and specific color suggestions to get the look.

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1 Sunset-Mustard Walls
mustard room ideas
Douglas Friedman

A guest bed covered in vintage Mexican blankets is backed by an appropriately bold, sunset-hued mustard wallpaper.

2 Get the Look
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ELLE Decor

by Benjamin Moore

3 Golden Window Treatments
mustard room ideas
Douglas Friedman

Sky-high ceilings are emphasized with vibrant mustard curtains, offering a sunny contrast against the black and white checkerboard floors.

4 Get the Look
best mustard room ideas
ELLE Decor

by Benjamin Moore

5 Lavish Library Seating
mustard room ideas
Douglas Friedman

Mustard yellow Harvey Probber swivel chairs are a focal point in this sophisticated home library—a perfect shade to highlight the rich velvet upholstery.

6 Get the Look
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ELLE Decor

by Benjamin Moore

7 Glam Mustard Walls
mustard room ideas
The Ingalls

Palm-themed mustard wallpaper sets a glamorous backdrop to this funky guest bathroom.

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by Benjamin Moore

9 Sunny Appliances
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Amy Braswell

This all-white kitchen features a bright mustard stove, bringing a sunny focal point into the clean cooking space.

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by Benjamin Moore

11 Moroccan Mustard Tiles
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Richard Powers

The walls and floor of this summery bathroom are lined in Popham Design's Hex Long Shadow tiles, paired with a contrasting blue shower enclosure.

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by Benjamin Moore

13 Muted Mustard Serenity
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Patrick Cline

A minimalist master bedroom is infused with gorgeous texture—most notably in the floor-to-ceiling mustard curtains hung behind the bed.

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by Benjamin Moore

15 Bright Backsplash
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Jay Greene

A sleek silver kitchen is balanced with a warm, vibrant mustard backsplash.

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by Benjamin Moore

17 Pale Mustard Cabinetry
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James Merrell

In a sunny Milan kitchen, white marble countertops are paired with pale, mustard-yellow cabinets, which are beautifully illuminated by the room's natural light.

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by Benjamin Moore

19 Mid-Century Sitting Area
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R. Brad Knipstein

Crisp white walls, a bold blue rug, and mid-century modern mustard yellow chairs create a well-rounded look in this home's relaxed sitting area.

20 GET THE LOOK
best mustard room ideas
ELLE Decor

by Benjamin Moore

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