Third article in the Colour Series - this time I look at the colour Yellow! I'm liking the format I've chosen for this article, so I think I'll go back and update the first two...
College Fashion has this to say about wearing Yellow:
- Sunny shades of yellow are the perfect thing to cheer you up on a bad day, so if you’re feeling down, wearing yellow could help perk you back up. Yellow is also associated with intelligence and inspiration, so wearing something yellow on the day of your big final exam might help you come up with some extra answers.
Rodika Tchi has this advice for using Yellow in your home in her article Feng Shui Colour Yellow Tips:
- Yellow color wakes up the room like the rising sun. The color of sunlight, cheerful and uplifting Yellow always lightens and brightens any space, as well as creates a cozy, welcoming feeling. From hot sunflower Yellow to pale buttery tones - there are many options to choose from.
- Yellow color is an excellent choice for the children's rooms, as well as the family room. Any dull, dark room with little sunlight will greatly benefit from a Yellow based scheme to compensate for the lack of light and bring the gentle warmth of the sun. Yellow brings the energy of Fire in a gentler way than Red; it is the most enchanting of all colors, as well as easier to "live with" in bigger/larger quantities.
- Color researchers believe color Yellow to increase self-esteem and strengthen the overall well-being. Feng Shui-wise, use hot Yellow in moderation in the feng shui areas of East and South East areas of your home.
Jacci Howard Bear wrote this about Yellow in desktop publishing:
- Although it can work as the primary color, yellow often works best as a companion to other colors. Use bright yellow to create excitement when red or orange may be too strong or too dark. Yellow can be perky.
- Use yellow to perk up a more subdued cool palette of blues and grays. Use lemon yellow with orange to carry out a healthy, summery, citrus theme. Very pale yellows can work as neutrals alongside darker or richer colors. Yellow and blue are a high contrast, eye-popping combination. Mix yellow with neutral gray and a dash of black for a high-tech look.
- Try a hot, exciting mix of red and yellow. For an earthy palette, especially for fall, mix yellow, olive green, and brown. While yellows and bright or light greens can be part of a natural, fruity color palette, be careful not to use colors too close in value or they will appear washed out.
- The use of yellow in familiar phrases can help a designer see how their color of choice might be perceived by others, both the positive and negative aspects:
- Yellow ribbon - hope, support, remembrance
- Mellow yellow - laid back, relaxation
- Yellow or Yellow streak or Yellow-bellied - cowardice or coward
- Yellow journalism - irresponsible reporting
Check out these source articles for more about Yellow - plus loads of links:
Colours and Moods: How the Colours You Wear Affect You
Yellow Colour Meaning
Feng Shui Use of the Colour Yellow