How to use a mustard and green colour palette

I must confess that the sentence mustard and green colour palette doesn't fill me with excitement.  However, that is until I see the imagery.  I think it's a problem with the word mustard which conjures up a dirty, yellow brown.  In fact the colour is a rich warm yellow that is much easier to work with in interiors than a pure saturated yellow, which although uplifting, is just too bright.  By adding some earthy richness to what is the happiest colour in the spectrum, you actually end up with a really beautiful interior colour.

Although we associate the colour mustard with yellow, it is a combination of the secondary colours of green and orange.  This is why it complements green interiors so well.  Green is a favourite colour of mine, in all its guises.  Even if a room just has some stunning greenery, for me the look is complete.

I am going to show you how you can partner these beautiful rich colours together in a decorating scheme.

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A mustard and green colour palette

Not everyone wants a neutral sofa.  In fact I love an emerald green sofa, which seem to be popular at the moment.  However, if you lean more towards neutrals, but just want some injection of colour, a rich mustard toned sofa might be just the ticket for you.  Not for the faint hearted, but you can't deny it is rich and injects lots of personality and warmth into a space.

How to use a mustard and green colour palette

Partnered with a soft green for the shelving and fresh clean white for the walls, this is a great combination.

If you are overwhelmed by this, you might like this idea below.  A predominantly dark scheme with just small accents of mustard and greenery on the table.  With the pendant in warm bronze tones, I think this look is stunning. The beauty for me with using mustard and green together is that even as an accent, these colours add a beautiful natural element to the space.

Mustard and Green colour palette
Photographer Laura Adai

Cedar & Suede really understand colour well and use it beautifully in their work.  The bedroom below demonstrates the gorgeous natural partnership of green and mustard perfectly.

A green and mustard colour palette
Cedar & Suede

Mustard Made lockers come in many shapes and sizes, but most importantly in a gorgeous range of colours, including olive and sage green.  They also come in mustard.  I love this image below with lots of different tones of green and do you see the accent of mustard in the artwork?  I believe this brings the collection alive.

Green and Gold colour palette
Mustard Made

You can add some baskets in mustard or some letter magnets, which is a great idea for a colourful children's room.

Green and Mustard colour palette
Mustard Made

Many gold tones and natural rope colours are the colour mustard.  You can see below how they make the perfect partner to some Eucalyptus.

Green and mustard colour palette
Lisa Sarah Designs in Steel

These quirky gold thongs from Lisa Sarah Designs in Steel look fabulous in an outdoor room and is a nice diversion from the usual blue and white coastal look.

Related: Styling with Eucalyptus

How to use Green and Mustard
House and Home

If you prefer a richer mustard tone, you can take the look to include some terracotta tones.  This is another great natural partnership with green.  Shown above is a room painted in Benjamin Moore Cushing Green which looks fabulous with an artwork of mustard and terracotta.

How to use a mustard and green colour palette

There is no doubt that this colour scheme can evoke a Moroccan theme.  These natural tones, reminiscent of an exotic spice market and with the Moroccans' love of the colour green, this is the perfect Moroccan colour palette.  These richly coloured paints always work well with traditional hand made paints in a gorgeous matt finish.

Related: My Guide to Moroccan Style

How to use a mustard and green colour palette

Related: How to decorate with mustard

Do you love green but prefer to use it with a neutral colour palette?  Then you may like How to use a natural colour palette.

I hope this has inspired you to use mustard and green together in a colour palette.  If you are unsure about how it will work with an interior scheme you should put together a mood board.  I show you how in my FREE e-book which you can download here.

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