Color of the Month: Lemon Burst

Bedroom with walls painted in Lemon Burst.

August is the summer month of clear blue skies and radiant sunshine, which is why we are featuring a soft, sunny yellow for the color of the month.  Lemon Burst T17-20 is the spirit of sunbeams, citrus, and happiness; it’s the color that captures a perfect summer day. This bold, happy hue adds a splash of sunshine to the design of any room, any time of year.

Inside the home, Lemon Burst makes any space feel a bit more lively. Paint the walls of a reading nook, kitchen, or bedroom to make the space feel open and bright, even on the cloudiest day. Balance this bold wall color with white trim and white or neutral upholstery fabrics, paired with hints of navy or cobalt blue.

Paint drop in the color Lemon Burst.

Lemon Burst accents will add energy to an all-white space. Framed artwork featuring hints of bright yellow, a sunny console table, throw pillows or a bright ceramic vase are all ways to enhance a room with Lemon Burst without using it as a wall color.

Hallway with a side table painted in Lemon Burst.

Add several splashes of this energetic shade around the room to create a cohesive look that is both exciting and inviting without overwhelming the senses.

Window frame painted in Lemon Burst.

Surprisingly versatile, lemon burst pairs well with neutrals, pastels, and even dark tones. It’s a ray of sunlight that unites warm, neutral and cool shades. Mix a series of throw pillows in shades of Lemon Burst, pastel blue and red tones atop a gray sofa to experience the full glory of this amazing hue.

A living room with pillow in yellow. Walls are pink and  door is gray.

A splash of Lemon Burst on the porch -Adirondack chairs, throw pillows, or even the planter boxes — perks up a neutral exterior, enhancing its curb appeal with an inviting sense of warmth. Friends and neighbors may find themselves irresistibly drawn to the sunny vibes emanating from the porch.

Home exterior painted in Behr color Lemon Burst brightens up the entire block with its cheery outlook.

Exterior home painted in Lemon Burst.

Find this color in our 2017 Color Currents palette.

Colorfully yours,


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Comments (2)

  • Kim says...

    I am looking for paint for kitchen and living room connected. Couch is antique yelllow with other colors white window coffee chair..i love the grays. For walls and want to buy accect side table red and use..what gray color do you recommend?

    • Deanna Torrez says...

      Hello Kim,
      Thank you for your interest in Behr Products!
      We will recommend the following gray hues – Graceful Gray PPU18-12, Moth Gray N200-1, Doeskin Gray N200-2 or Classic Silver PPU18-11.
      We have 8oz samples we always recommend for testing out colors.
      Colorfully Yours,

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