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The Butter Trend Takes Over Interiors: 13 Rooms Drenched in Pale Yellow

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The Butter Trend Takes Over Interiors: 13 Rooms Drenched in Pale Yellow

July 2, 2024

Butter in the shape of bows, butter in the shape of fish, butter as decadent centerpiece: The humble spread has been in the spotlight on restaurant tables (and Instagram) recently. Perhaps that’s why we’re suddenly noticing buttery pale yellow take over interiors, too? Sweet yet fresh looking, the shade is proving it’s more than an accompaniment—it can be the main event.

Have a look:

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Above: Butter yellow showed up most recently as the star of a sweet Paris cafe; see A Perfect Small Museum and Lunch Spot in Paris: The Musée Bourdelle and Rhodia Café. Photograph by Marielle Gaudry.
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Above: A holiday hut in yellow, as seen in An “All-Encompassing” Stay at Elmley Nature Reserve, An Hour from London.
julie&#8\2\17;s guest room closet got a sunny makeover a few years back in  19
Above: Julie’s guest room closet got a sunny makeover a few years back in Behr’s Bicycle Yellow. See more in Before & After: A Low-Cost Summer Guest Room Makeover, Cape Cod Edition.
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Above: A painted floor in the palest of yellows makes for a sunny bedroom. Photograph by Kate Holstein from Charm-Filled Stone Carriage House on the Maui Coast, Restored.

Above: Two birds of a feather: a stairway in Sunlight by Little Greene in Mill Lodge: A Colorful Cottage Escape for a Young Family (left), and a petite bath in Sudbury Yellow from Farrow & Ball in A Luminous, Euro-Style Row House in Washington, DC, Courtesy of Studio Oink (right).

a subdued neutral shade from cassandra ellis&#8\2\17;s paint collection: bl 23
Above: A subdued neutral shade from Cassandra Ellis’s paint collection: Block Print Yellow. Photograph by Kalina Krawczyk from “Take a Walk to My House”: A New Paint Collection from Atelier Ellis.
buttery cabinets, as seen in kitchen of the week: a pastel kitchen inspired by  24
Above: Buttery cabinets, as seen in Kitchen of the Week: A Pastel Kitchen Inspired by Swedish Artist Carl Larsson.
and another case for painting bedroom floors pale yellow: a colonial house in b 25
Above: And another case for painting bedroom floors pale yellow: A Colonial House in Bellport with Uncommon Style from French Designer C. S. Valentin. Styling by Alexa Hotz; photography by Jonathan Hökklo for Remodelista.
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Above: Longtime Remodelista contributor Justine Hand’s Cape Cod cottage kitchen is the original all-yellow trendsetter. See: The Soulful Side of Old Cape Cod: Justine’s Family Cottage, from way back in 2014. Photograph by Matthew Williams for Remodelista.
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Above: In Donna McNeil’s renovated church home in Maine, built-in shelving gets a surprising dose of the shade. Photograph by Greta Rybus for Remodelista from The New Sanctuary: Inside a Curator’s Haven on the Coast of Maine, Ikea Kitchen Included.
a recent favorite? &#8\2\16;smilf’ creator frankie shaw’s new 28
Above: A recent favorite? ‘SMILF’ Creator Frankie Shaw’s Newfangled Old-Fashioned Remodel by Reath Design, done entirely in a coat of Benjamin Moore’s French Horn 195.
and pale yellow takes center stage in this surprising—and appealing  29
Above: And pale yellow takes center stage in this surprising—and appealing—palette in The New Hotel Saint Marc in Paris, Designed by Dimore Studio. Photography by Philippe Servent, courtesy of Dimore Studio.

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Frequently asked questions

What trend has been taking over both interiors and Instagram?

Buttery pale yellow

Where did butter yellow show up most recently as the star of a Paris cafe?

A Perfect Small Museum and Lunch Spot in Paris: The Musée Bourdelle and Rhodia Café

In which room did Julie's guest room closet get a sunny makeover in Behr's Bicycle Yellow?

Guest room closet

What made for a sunny bedroom in a Charm-Filled Stone Carriage House on the Maui Coast?

A painted floor in the palest of yellows

Which Swedish artist inspired a pastel kitchen featuring buttery cabinets?

Carl Larsson

In which renovated church home in Maine did built-in shelving get a dose of pale yellow?

Donna McNeil's renovated church home

What coat of paint was used in 'SMILF' Creator Frankie Shaw's Newfangled Old-Fashioned Remodel by Reath Design?

Benjamin Moore's French Horn 195

Who designed The New Hotel Saint Marc in Paris that prominently features pale yellow?

Dimore Studio

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