What story? Girl goes crazy because walls are yellow.

Somebody told me of a story in which the central character, a girl, goes crazy becaus her walls are all yellow.

Anybody know what story this is? Who wrote it? Is it a short story or a novel or what?

That sounds like the short story The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

The full text is available online, through the above link and elsewhere.

Yep. She doesn’t really go crazy because of the yellow wallpaper but because she’s been confined to inactivity and insulated from all excitement. You’ll see a similar theme in the movie The Hours.

If I recall, she was suffering from Post-Partem depression and was then confined to bed rest, which eventually led to her going nuts.