Monet’s Yellow Dining Room

by Ariane ~ December 17, 2012

Here is another view of Claude Monet’s yellow dining room at Giverny. Bright, charming, cozy, it is often considered inspiring by people seeking new ideas for their home.

The red and creamy tiles on the floor are typical for the local 19th Century style and can be found in many houses around. The furniture, including buffets and chairs, was also widely spread. Monet’s novelty was to paint it in these two tones of yellow.

Nevertheless, a strange spell lies on this dining room. Many visitors remember it as the “yellow kitchen”. However, the neighboring kitchen is absolutely blue, as you can spot through the door.

3 Responses to “Monet’s Yellow Dining Room”

  1. tenBoom Says:

    Wow! It looks good for the eyes! It’s refreshing.

  2. Gary Goodridge Says:

    Love your photos of the dining room. I too in my mind remembered the kitchen as painted yellow not blue! Do you know the Pantone color of yellow used in the dining room? Thinking of doing mine in a Monet-inspired way. Also, you sell a high resolution photo of the dining room?
    Thanks,
    Gary
    PS: My wife and I visited Givernay July, 2000, on our honeymoon.

  3. Ariane Says:

    Gary, Monet used chrome yellow in two shades, pure and mixed with white. If I believe the pantone scale it should be 144, but on my computer it doesn’t match at all with the color as it is in Monet’s dining room. I’m getting in touch with you by email for the picture. Painting your kitchen yellow will be a lovely reminder of your honeymoon.

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