Yellow

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What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you see yellow?
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Yellow is the color of our sun. Perhaps because it reflects the most light back of any color, it is one of the most energetic colors. It’s warm but not not hot. Uplifting and light-hearted, it is highly active and almost unable to be still.
It carries connotations of speed, dexterity, the ability to juggle or multi-task. It’s negative qualities include superficiality, an inability to penetrate below the surface preferring only to skim the surface before moving on, impatience, nervousness and fear. Yellow ribbons are often worn as a sign of hope for those waiting for loved ones to return, often from war. Because it is so eye-catching, it is sometimes used for hazard signs and emergency vehicles, which creates an association between yellow and danger, although not as dangerous as red. Mythologically it is associated with Apollo, god of light and knowledge, and so is linked with the divine and the intellectual. It’s metallic form, gold, known for it’s inertness and permanence, carries an exalted status above all other colors.
Classic images
sun
flowers
pollen
bees
yellow brick road
city of gold
Expressions
golden mean
golden child
mellow yellow
yellow ribbon
yellow bellied
yellow journalism
Words
Amber, cream, gold, indian, lemon, naples, ocher, saffron, topaz
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15 Comments

  • jahartford

    24.09.2009 at 10:13 Reply

    lemon, bright, day, refreshing, happy
    We all live in a yellow submarine..

  • olaf

    24.09.2009 at 13:16 Reply

    This is an interesting exercise. Despite everything I rationally know about yellow I ‘feel’ completely differently;
    weak/flimsy
    mellow/soft
    temporary
    pretty

  • Mr. Muskrat

    24.09.2009 at 14:14 Reply

    fall leaves, lemons, lemonade

  • Kathy Beal

    24.09.2009 at 14:57 Reply

    sunny
    sunny side up (egg yokes)
    bright
    warm
    lying on the beach
    butter (yum)
    butter cup
    sunflowers
    aspens and cottonwoods in the fall
    I think its funny how sunny days are associated with the sun/yellow, when, in fact the blue sky is a more predominate color on a sunny day…

  • Sam Krisch

    24.09.2009 at 16:37 Reply

    cowardly, mustard, banana, rain slicker, caution,
    legal pad

  • Kathy Beal

    24.09.2009 at 16:51 Reply

    sun
    sunny
    lemons
    sunny side up (eggs)
    egg yoke
    lying on the beach
    odd that yellow is associated with sunny days when actually a big blue sky is more prominent

  • jerry grasso

    24.09.2009 at 18:25 Reply

    can you see me now??

  • bamyva

    24.09.2009 at 18:48 Reply

    Light, sun, morning, new beginnings, bright, shinning

  • Margie Willensky

    24.09.2009 at 21:06 Reply

    sun, smile, life, warmth, positive, bright, happy

  • ct.caponigroarts

    25.09.2009 at 10:29 Reply

    youth
    female
    flowers
    sun
    summer
    light

  • Kathy Beal

    25.09.2009 at 10:36 Reply

    sun
    sunny
    sunny side up
    beach time!
    lemons
    fresh
    interesting that yellow is associated with a sunny day when the predominate color on a sunny day is a bright blue sky…

  • Kathy Beal

    25.09.2009 at 11:16 Reply

    sun
    sunny
    sunny side up
    lemons
    beach time! soak up the sun
    sunflowers
    Odd that yellow is associated with a sunny day, yet the predominate color on a sunny day is a blue sky…

  • Julia

    25.09.2009 at 16:02 Reply

    The first thing that comes to mind is my favorite sundress, although it is a soft, pale yellow.
    Looking at the color-bar again, I notice my eyes choose the soft tones radiating between the brightness. The color of baby chicks, light beaming through clouds, white corn, dyed eggs, girls’ sweaters. Softness.

  • Michael J. Hoffman

    25.09.2009 at 22:26 Reply

    Yellow is a warm color, but tends to remind me of change – either the spring, as the color of eggs, flowers, pollen, tidings of Easter; or the autumn, in the golden leaves, the fading colors of the vegetation, and the afternoon sun shining at a more acute angle than the summer.
    mh++

  • trace

    26.09.2009 at 03:36 Reply

    life
    holy
    saffron
    pollen
    maize
    warmth
    sacred
    laughter looks like this!

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