In the world of colors, yellow holds a place of its own. The color yellow puts a smile on your face…turns a frown upside down. Yellow represents sunshine, cheerfulness, friendship, hope and happiness, to name a few. Yellow, in the realm of fashion, is always a winner.
Yellow is the color between green and orange in the spectrum of visible light. Yellow is the color of ripe lemons and delicious bananas. Yellow is considered a primary color in subtractive color, used in color printing.
Yellow is bright yet soothing. There’s a reason yellow is often referred to as “mellow yellow.”
Yellow Fun Fact: According to surveys in Europe, Canada and the United States, yellow is the color people most often associate with amusement, gentleness and spontaneity. Yellow plays an important role in Asian culture, particularly in China, where it is seen as the color of happiness, glory, wisdom, harmony and culture.
Spread some cheer dressed in yellow this year!
The word yellow comes from the Old English geolu, geolwe, meaning “yellow, yellowish”, derived from the Proto-Germanic word gelwax “yellow.” Yellow has the same Indo-European base, gel, as the words gold and yell. Gel means both bright and gleaming, to cry out. Thus, yellow is a color that cries out for attention.
If you doubt the attention-grabbing power of yellow, just watch a yellow firetruck or a yellow sports car whiz on by. The fast paced vehicle will truly catch your eye!
Yellow Fun Fact: Yellow, in the form of yellow ochre pigment made from clay, was one of the first colors used in prehistoric cave art. The cave of Lascaux has an image of a horse colored with yellow and is estimated to be approximately 17,300 years old.
As I’ve stated many times, perhaps you adore the color yellow, but feel that wearing too much yellow is overpowering, even blinding. A great way to combat that is to only wear one item of yellow (i.e., pants, skirt, etc.) or doll yourself up in yellow accessories. As a true fashion lover knows, it only takes a small amount of a good thing and you’re always good to go.
So, by adding yellow to your outfit with your purse, jewelry or shoes, you’re certain to fit the bill of all fashion and style rules!
Merely by running your eyes over the yellow fashion photographs, it is evident that yellow screams to be seen and always gets an A+, every day (even rainy days)!
There is no denying that colors are vibrant and beautiful to look at. Colors both affect and display our moods. Feeling down? Dress in yellow and turn your frown upside down!
Positive Keywords Associated With the Color Yellow:
Ah, not a bad group of keywords to belong to, that’s for sure!
Yellow Fun Fact: In Ancient Egypt, yellow plus blue was associated with gold, which was considered to be imperishable, eternal and indestructible. The skin and bones of gods were believed to be made of gold. The Egyptians used yellow extensively in tomb paintings; they usually used either yellow ochre or the brilliant orpiment, though it was made of arsenic and was highly toxic. A small paintbox with orpiment pigment was found in the tomb of King Tutankhamun. Men were shown with brown faces; women with yellow ochre or gold faces.
The ancient Romans used yellow in their paintings to represent gold and also in skin tones. The color yellow is found frequently in the murals of Pompeii.
Let’s give a clap and a shout out to the fabulous color yellow! Applause, applause and a hip hip hooray!
It is no surprise that with the meaning of colors, yellow is known as the great communicator and loves to talk. Yellow is the color of the networker and the journalist, all working and communicating on a mental level.
Yellow Fun Fact: Yellow if the most highly visible of all colors, which is why it is used for pedestrian crossings painted on streets (crosswalks, children crossing, etc.).
Yellow roars like a lion…one almost can’t look away when their eyes spot the color yellow!
Yellow clothing: beautiful color, beautiful fabric, beautiful fashion!
“You look smashing in the color yellow…simply divine.”
“If you don’t mind my saying so, you look gorgeous…so fine.”
“Thank you. When I wear adorable yellow it puts a spring in my walk.”
“And a shout from your body. Like your clothing can talk.”
“When you see me dressed in glorious yellow, what do I say?”
“I see you noticing me. Can we get together on another day?”
Let the sunshine in and go out and play! Say what you have to say dressed the yellow way!
Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846