The color yellow represents vibrancy, joy and sunshine. It lightens up a room and a bunch of yellow flowers in the middle of a room represents health for the family in the house. Yellow stands for cheerfulness.
For years women wore yellow ribbons as they waited for their men to return from war. Even now, yellow is worn for remembrance. And yellow ribbons are still used to welcome loved ones home.
My favorite color is yellow. What is your favorite color? My wardrobe has clothes in yellow, mostly. I like to surround myself with yellow color. Yellow roses are used to propagate friendship and I prefer yellow roses to all other color roses.
I love to buy small artifacts in yellow. In fact, those who know me, give me things in yellow. My eyes automatically seeks out yellow color anywhere and everywhere, and my hands reach out for yellow color things, be it clothes, towels, paper napkins, fancy stones, etc. Have you seen the soft, smiley balls in yellow? And those smiley yellow magnets in yellow? They are so cute.
I know many people who share my interest in the color yellow. And yellow in combination with blue, red or green gives a delightful appearance. Silks in yellow look very rich. Yellow fruits and yellow vegetables are full of rich nutrients that a human body needs. Who does not like to sink his/her teeth in ripe, juicy, yellow mangoes?
But the color yellow has a negative side too. Being yellow means you are a coward and also a manipulative person. Yellow is also associated with deceitfulness. It is a pity, a color that represents joy can be termed deceitful too.
Yellow journalism is also looked down upon. It means writing untruths about people and mostly survives on innuendos and so called well known sources. Yellow journalism can destroy a person’s reputation because normally mud thrown tends to stick at least a little. Newspapers that indulge in yellow journalism are called yellow rags. Such journalism depends on sensationalizing news story to increase sales.
Yellow is the color for mourning in Egypt, though it represents courage in Japan and merchants in India.
According to Feng Shui, the yellow color is the color of the rising sun and can create a cozy, welcoming feng shui feeling in a house. Any dark, dull room with little sunshine will greatly benefit with yellow color scheme of feng shui, and it will bring in the gentle warmth of the sun. Yellow color will also bring in the gentler aspect of fire according to feng shui in a home. This color is easier to live with in larger quantities. Color researchers also state that the color yellow improves self esteem and enhances the feeling of well being.
Yellow color in Biology is used while referring to trees like Yellow Birch, a native tree of North America, yellow-breasted chats, or yellow hammer, they are birds in yellow color. A yellow Labrador Retriever is a dog while yellowjackets are wasps in yellow and black color.
In medicine, yellow is associated with jaundice, where the skin and eyes turn yellow due to excess bile in the blood. Yellow cakes, methyl yellow, titan yellow are terms used in minerals and chemistry. Yellow ocher, Indian Yellow, Naples Yellow are all pigments.
In the French academic dress style, the distinctive color of the department of Arts is daffodil yellow. In Thailand, the color yellow is associated with Monday, the day their King was born and most wear this color on Mondays to revere their King.
In sports, the snooker ball, with two point value is color yellow. The legendary first Emperor of China was called the Yellow Emperor. Only the royalty were allowed to own articles in color yellow. In football, the referee shows a yellow card to show a player has been cautioned. In American Football, the referee throws a yellow flag in the field to indicate a penalty. In auto racing, a yellow flag signals caution and cars are not allowed to pass each other under a yellow flag. In the most famous cycle racing, Tour de France, a yellow jersey is traditionally awarded to a leader in a stage race.
In most countries, taxis are mostly yellow or black and yellow. And in Canada and America, all school buses are painted in yellow color. High visibility yellow is used in highway construction equipment. In traffic signal, yellow or amber is a color that states to slow down and be cautious.
So forget the negative connotations of the color yellow. Yellow is used to denote so many things. It is an important color. Concentrate on the positive benefits of yellow color and incorporate splashes of this color in your homes and have a few garments in this color. Yellow flowers are available in plenty, so you can have a bunch in your living room. Dress up your kids in yellow and see how enchanting they look.