Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Hello Yellow!

The warmth of the sun, as the Beach Boys sang, depicts the comfort that is given by the color yellow. Yellow is a color that is full of creativity and energy. This color is the one that is easiest to see, and some folks who are color blind may be able to see the color yellow. Yellow is happy, wise and joyful. Yellow is considered a color of high intellect.

The use of color in decor or design adds clarity to decision making, relief from stress, better concentration and a guard against lethargy during those cold, dark winter days. Yellows are popular in kitchens and bathrooms as they give light to those rooms and possible inspiration to the cooks using the kitchen. Yellow in an office adds an uplifting, cheerful appearance.

Yellow was one of the first colors used in cave painting because it was derived from clay. The color yellow is found in Egyptian tombs as they decided that the gods had bones made of gold, so they interpreted this into their tomb paintings. The Egyptian’s yellow paint was created from orpiment, which contains arsenic and of course, highly toxic. The women’s faces were depicted in gold or yellow.

Yellow is the color of gold, which makes it a rich and royal color.

The Chinese consider the color yellow to be their center and is associated with the Earth. The color yellow is also associated with the emperors of the Qing Dynasty and the Ming Dynasty. During the reign of Huangdi, who is regarded as the founder of the Chinese civilization, there were an enormous amount of inventing going on. He is considered the Yellow Emperor.

The Hindus wear yellow to celebrate spring.

France painted traitors yellow.

The United States painted taxicabs and school buses yellow in order for them to be visible. It is also the color of caution.

Yellow is the happiest color of the entire spectrum.

Since yellow is associated with health, warmth, optimism, and cheerfulness, it is no wonder that yellow finds its way into so many different designs and creations.

Yellow can be bright, sunshiny or it can be a sweet pastel. Yellow and red make orange and yellow and blue make green. Yellow goes with everything and can easily be worked into a design. It is a primary color and used to blend all sorts of new colors. Yellow is wonderful alone or with a contrasting color like purple or black.

These designers used yellow to make a solid statement or a soft whisper. Either way, the use of yellow in these designs will give the owner a sense of well-being.


Batik Art Painting, 'Girl with Butterfly' by Taufik (75cm x 90cm)


Glycerin Soap Yellow Daffodil Jonquil Flower in a gift box


Retro Or Diner Look Yellow Gingham Like Check Tablecloth Fringe 53x70


Tart Tangy Lemon Refreshing Coconut Scented Octagon Pillar Candle


Purple and Yellow Iris on Blank Photo Note Card - Dawn of Change Flower Photography


Lace Agate and Metallic Gold Czech 6/0 Glass Seed Bead Necklace 18.5"


Amber Fused Glass Platter with Iridized Black Accents, 14 x 7 Inches


The Denim Handkerchief Quilt


Moms Personalized Gift Keepsake and Remembrance


Encased Lampwork Lentil Beads Handmade Glass Apricot Raku Silver Clear


A-Line Skirt -- White with Blue and Yellow Floral Print


Yellow Jade Leopard Heart Black Hello Kitty Necklace


Yellow satin fabric flower hair pin


Pink and Yellow Swirl Necklace and Earring Set Lampwork Beads


Flowing Gold Wire Dangle Earrings with a yellow glass focal bead


Vintage Recycled Goodwill Curls and Beads


Chenille stitch Green and Yellow tubular Hoop Earrings


Olivine Jade bracelet with pewter bead


Pair of Vintage Summer Fish Earrings


Heart Inside Heart Pendant Handcrafted from Poplar Wood


Lemon Jasper and Khaki Quartz 19 inch Chunky Necklace Set


Lemon Meringue Dichroic Fused Glass Pendant with Bright Teal Accents


Handmade Yellow and White Mini Cloth


Sweatshirt jacket; yellow/daffodil design. Sizes 2X to 5X.


Citrine Gemstone Nugget White Freshwater Pearl Bracelet, Yellow 8 Inch


Tiger Eye Earrings With Crystals, Brass, Copper, Ear Wires, Handmade


Yellow Flower Vintage White Filigree Ring


Polymer Clay Flower Bracelet with Carnelian Gemstones and Seeds, Earthy, Multicolor Yellow, Brown, Green


Greeting card for friendship any occasion 228


Yellow Tangerine Czech Glass Handmade Earrings Swarovski Beaded Summer


    Dark yellow brown magnesite nugget earrings antique brass lever backs


    Golden Nephrite Jade and Vivid Rose Quartz Gemstone Beaded Bracelet


    Yellow Gingham: A pendant charm necklace

    Sunny, fun and mentally stimulating, the use of yellow in all these designs are sure to add happiness to whomever owns them! You can see all of these great designers’ gift ideas for Mother’s Day on this blog post:

    They have a lot more than yellow!


    Julie and Blu


    1. Nice blog ,it is bright like the sun today .
      Will share
      Thank you for showing my bracelet :O)

    2. Julie,
      What an outstanding essay on the color yellow. No wonder I liked it so much when I was young. In maturity I came to prefer blue. But either way, I fit into your Blue Morning Expressions blog today ;) Thank you so much for including my yellow jade and rose quartz bracelet. I like your crop of it so much better than mine, I am stealing this copy to add to my AF page, unless you object ;)

    3. I always learn so much when I visit your wonderful blog. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and including my photo in this grand collection

    4. Julie, you've done it again! Great blog - and I learned a lot about the color yellow. I rarely use it in design but you've and everyone included in the blog have inspired me to give it a closer look. Thank you! Shared it on both my personal and Solana Kai Designs Facebook pages. Off to tweet and more.

    5. Beautiful, cheerful yellow :-)
      Thanks, Julie... sharing on facebook and twitter.

    6. What a great collection of items! It's evident that you worked hard to find these. Thank you so much for including my skirt.

    7. Yellow is such an uplifting color! Thanks for all the great history and cultural information about yellow! Thanks also for including my dichroic glass pendant in this sunny blog! Jo

    8. Thank you. I always associate yellow with joyfulness and warmth. It's wonderful to see how it is used in other cultures. Posting this on Facebook now :)

    9. Yellow is mellow. Mellow Yellow that is. :) Thank your for including my earrings in this interesting to read blog. Will share.

    10. Wonderful post as always! I am loving all the sunny yellow :) Thank you for including my earrings.

    11. If I need a dose of cheerfulness, yellow it is! Interesting about yellow being used for kitchens and bathrooms. When we built our house in Virginia, I had almost the entire downstairs was painted in a cheerful mellow yellow to counteract the gray winters. It did help! As always, a fascinating post and beautiful items chosen. Thank you for including my yellow and tangerine earrings. Many belly rubs to the handsome Blu (:

    12. I feel like I've just been kissed by the sun just by looking and sharing all of these beautiful creations using the colour yellow!!

      Thank you Julie for including my earrings, I have pinned to Pinterest, saved on Wanelo and Tweeted on Twitter every one of these pretties!

      Kathy :)

    13. Love this sun kissed collection, thank you for including my citrine and pearl bracelet. Off to Share.

    14. Thank you for including our ring in this bright cheerful collection...beautiful gifts available for Moms. What a beautiful color to choose for the first day of Spring.
      Thanks again, Linda off to share.

    15. No wonder yellow is my fav color all this time. And once again I want to thank Julie for including my product here in this wonderful blog. I really appreciate the time you had spent to go through my every items in my "asiansecrets" shop! ^.^


    16. What a marvelous way to brighten up any day! Gorgeous collection of yellows. Thank you so much and off to promote!

    17. beautiful! thank you so much love yellow

    18. Love this! Yellow has been my favorite color since I was a wee little girl. :) Fantastic article, and great selections. Thanks so much for including my bracelet here with all these beauties. Lots of treats for beautiful Blu from Le Gonze. :) Off to tweet ...

    19. I love happy sunny yellow and what a beautiful collection to brighten our day. Thank you for including my Amber plate! Will share -

    20. thank you so much for including my vintage curls and glass bead pendant. I love your yellow collection as much as your pink! Nothing says "happy" like yellow.
      I love all the things you included. I am intrigued with the daffodil soap. How fantastic it is to have yellow soap shaped like a flower!
      I love all the wonderful things you have and I feel happy to see my orange and yellow necklace up there with all the other great pieces of artwork. thank you so much!

    21. Wow! Very nicely done! The yellows really POP off the page.
      Thx for including my Hello Kitty Necklace.