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Classic, contemporary and complementary, grey and yellow living room ideas have been a design duo for decades. As much as we all love grey, there's no denying it's cool undertones, which can sometimes leave rooms feeling cold and stark hence why mixing in the warmer tones of yellows has become such a popular combination.

Something like the delicate Feathergrass in Ammonite and Dayroom Yellow brings a room right back to nature - a perfect hideaway for reading and relaxing. And there are plenty of combinations in between, so whatever your style of living room a grey and yellow colors scheme is sure to work beautifully...

This fabulously opulent grey living room this the perfect example of how injecting a touch of yellow can really balance out a cool-toned color palette, adding warmth and depth. In an elegant room like this one, with lofty ceilings and plenty of space you want to pick a scheme that's going to make the room feel cozier and inviting despite its large proportions and the splash of warm yellow in the velvet chairs does just that without taking attention away from the overall smokey grey vibe.

And it doesn't take a lot to create the palette, see here how just a vibrant yellow throw lifts this neutral space. Tone down the contrast by bringing in a clean white on the ceilings or woodwork and soften the room with plenty of textures. As you can see in this yellow and grey living room, despite the dramatic shades it feels fresh and light, and livable. In a north-facing grey living room, or one that lacks natural light, a pop of yellow can work wonders.

In dark living rooms like this one, lean into the lack of light and embrace the coziness by adding plenty of soft furnishing like cushions, throws and a large area rug. Or go bold and opt for seating in sunshine yellow to provide a boost of serotonin in a dark room.

You'll find plenty of seating options in all shades of upholstery from lemon yellow to mustard ochre in our guide to the best sofas of the year. The deep grey of the couch from those pops of pink and yellow stop the scheme become too gentle, giving this very diluted color palette depth and grounding. The pale grey walls and minimal decor help with the relaxed vibe too, so if you do opt for statement pieces in punchy yellow shades just be sure to keep the rest of the room quite paired back and let the furniture be the focal point.

Neon yellow is not ever a color we thought we would be recommending you bring into your living rooms, but as this space proves it can totally work in small measures. All the soft pastels and pale blue-toned greys going on in this living room need something to make them pop, and the neon yellow door frame does just think. In the living room of this colorful London townhouse the blues, yellows and greys are softened with the deep oranges of the furniture and cushions and the rug, which contains all of these shades, ties the palette together perfectly.

Add a yellow rug to a grey living room and instantly you have started a new color palette. Having the majority of the yellow tones on the floor means you get all that warmth and vibrancy we've talked about but it doesn't overwhelm the neutral feel going on in the rest of the space.

For a softer look, bring together light, warm greys with pale lemon yellows and for something really brave go for a dark charcoal with a vivid sunny shade.

Grey and yellow living room with high ceilings distressed walls and fireplace
Grey and yellow living room with high ceilings distressed walls and fireplace
Grey living room with grey corner sofa, houseplants and yellow throw
Grey living room with grey corner sofa, houseplants and yellow throw
Dark grey living room with yellow armchair
Dark grey living room with yellow armchair
Dark grey living room with yellow armchairs
Dark grey living room with yellow armchairs
Light grey living room with dark grey sofa and yellow foot stool
Light grey living room with dark grey sofa and yellow foot stool
Light grey living room with yellow chairs
Light grey living room with yellow chairs
Yellow and grey living room with accent chair and built in bookcase
Yellow and grey living room with accent chair and built in bookcase
Modern colorful London townhouse
Modern colorful London townhouse
Grey living room with build in shelving, colorful artwork and yellow rug
Grey living room with build in shelving, colorful artwork and yellow rug
Farrow & Ball paint colours
Farrow & Ball paint colours

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