I know that this year’s colour is lavender but I can’t help by noticing yellow everywhere I look. It seems to me it’s a colour that has been ignored for a long while and now you can’t escape it.
Yellow is the colour of the mind and of the intellect, it’s uplifting, illuminating, it inspires thoughts and inquisitiveness. It’s the colour of the practical thinking, not the dreamer. It is the colour of communication, it can be the clown and bring happiness and joy but it can lead to indecision and anxiety too.
It’s the colour of optimism and sunshine and springs. It’s achievement and fun. It’s the French Yellow Jersey and SpongeBob Squarepants…
But it also represent danger… in the middle ages boats that carried people infected with deadly disease were obliged to fly a yellow flag. In Russia, a colloquial expression for an insane asylum used to be “yellow house.” Those condemned to die during the Inquisition wore yellow as a sign of treason.
In contrast in Japan, yellow often represents courage. In China, adult movies are referred to as yellow movies and in Italy a ‘yellow book or movie’ is a thriller.
So many faces for one colour.
Yellow is the most visible color of the spectrum. The human eye processes yellow first. This explains why it is used for cautionary signs and emergency rescue vehicles and our peripheral vision is 2.5 times higher for yellow than for red.
Vincent Van Gogh called it “a color capable of charming God,” Kandinsky said “a picture painted in yellow always radiates spiritual warmth” whilst Degas on the other hand said “What a horrible thing yellow is.”
Aside from flowers on my table and my gorgeous Tretorn raincoat and a handbag I can’t wait to dig out in spring, there isn’t much yellow in our house. (oh and a couple of cushions on the sofa… but they’re more mustard than yellow)
I just spent a few minutes ‘surfing’ (and I’m saying this totally metaphorically… my back went kaput yesterday morning and I can barely walk at the moment, that’s also why you’re getting such rambling, there’s not much else I can physically do… sorry) and the internet and I found some gorgeous yellow things for you.
From top left to bottom right) Jimmi Choo, Next, Adidas, Anthropologie. Yes please one pair of each.
M.I.H Jeans, Merlette, H&M, Boden.
I know right…. sigh…
Or how about swimsuit… summer WILL be coming I’m told…
Rochelle Sara, H&M, Solid and Striped, Stella McCartney.
There’s no end to yellow things out there it you’re really that obsessed… including:
Yup, you got it. Yellow toilette paper.
Bonkers. Total and utter madness. I mean you could say why not… of course…. or WHY???
… I know you’re probably all yellowed-out but… going back to ‘lavender’? Looks good with yellow…