While we have just looked at two of my most used and most easily used colors. Knowing how much I adore orange, it probably won't surprise you that yellow makes me happy, too. I am so excited to see how it shows up in my pages. But first...
Yellow is the color of sunshine. It's associated with joy, happiness, intellect, and energy.
Yellow produces a warming effect, arouses cheerfulness, stimulates mental activity, and generates muscle energy. Yellow is often associated with food. Bright, pure yellow is an attention getter, which is the reason taxicabs are painted this color. When overused, yellow may have a disturbing effect; it is known that babies cry more in yellow rooms. Yellow is seen before other colors when placed against black; this combination is often used to issue a warning. In heraldry, yellow indicates honor and loyalty. Later the meaning of yellow was connected with cowardice.
Use yellow to evoke pleasant, cheerful feelings. You can choose yellow to promote children's products and items related to leisure. Yellow is very effective for attracting attention, so use it to highlight the most important elements of your design. Men usually perceive yellow as a very lighthearted, 'childish' color, so it is not recommended to use yellow when selling prestigious, expensive products to men – nobody will buy a yellow business suit or a yellow Mercedes. Yellow is an unstable and spontaneous color, so avoid using yellow if you want to suggest stability and safety. Light yellow tends to disappear into white, so it usually needs a dark color to highlight it. Shades of yellow are visually unappealing because they loose cheerfulness and become dingy.
Dull (dingy) yellow represents caution, decay, sickness, and jealousy.
Light yellow is associated with intellect, freshness, and joy.
What is it about yellow that I love? I love how it pairs with other colors. I love how it makes me feel happy. I love tiny splashes of yellow. Itty bitty bits are here and there throughout my house. And in my closet. And I have long been on the prowl for some deep yellow ballet flats. Mmm.
The past two days have shown me that my use of color in my pages often parallels how I use that color in my house. Let's see if that is again true today.
Yellow paired with other colors. Tiny splashes of color. Happy shades. It's all here.
I surprisingly found one with with lots of yellow!
I remember choosing the big burst of yellow as I thought it was the best to help see Lavender in the photo. And it makes me happy to see now, so I guess it was a good choice!
Did you notice how often I pair yellow with blue/tourquoise? Just like the orange. What's more curious? That I do it? or that I am surprised to learn that I do? :)
How does yellow show up in your scrapbooks? Do you love it? or avoid it? it's a bright one. And I hope you have a bright day!