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Dina Morcos

on 17 April 2015

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Transcript of YELLOW

Harmonious Colours
Contrasting Colours
Where Does Yellow Stand on the Colour Wheel?
is between
These are its neighbouring colours.

Yellow is considered an optimistic colour; it makes people cheerful and happy as well as stimulate the nerves and purify the body. However, it creates feelings of frustration and anger and is the most difficult color for the eye to take in, so it can be overwhelming if it is overused.
Colour Wheel
also lies across its complementary colour,
Muted Qualities
Subtle Qualities
Accent Qualities

Pure Colour & Tones
The shades are the hues that are darker than the normal value. This is achieved by adding an amount of black to the hue of the yellow.
Yellow has different harmonious colours. These colours are closely related hues or pure colours that are used in a colour scheme.





Contrasting colours are the colours that are opposite of each other on the colour wheel.
and violet are contrasting colours. When those two colours are used in the same room, they add more emphasis on each other.
Yellow can be overwhelming if it is greatly used in a room. However, if it used in reasonable amounts, such as in cushions, pictures and furniture, it displays class and elegance.
Yellow is a bright color that is often associated with food. It is related to joy, happiness, intellect and energy. It produces a warm effect and arouses cheerfulness. Bright, pure yellow is an attention getter, which is the reason taxicabs are painted this color.
Yellow is a bright colour that is described as cheery and warm. Yellow is also the most fatiguing colour to the eye because a high amount of light is reflected. Although yellow is considered a cheerful colour, people are more likely to lose their tempers in yellow rooms. Also, babies tend to cry more in yellow rooms because the colour causes anxiety.
Like all colours, the colour yellow has its positives and its negatives:
sunlight, joy, happiness, optimism, idealism, wealth, summer, hope
cowardice, illness, hazards, dishonesty, avarice
Tints are the hues that are lighter than the normal value. This is achieved by adding an amount of white to the hue of yellow.
Tones of yellow are created by adding grey to a hue. Tones are duller than the normal value, but not as dark as a shade.
Pure yellow is a colour that is not mixed with other hues.
Muted yellow is basically a little bit of grey added to yellow to tone down its brightness. Examples of muted yellow are displayed in these pictures:
muted yellow armchairs and cushions
muted yellow bedding
muted yellow pillows and table
muted yellow curtains and couches
In order to use yellow in an area, most of the room should have a neutral colour. If yellow is used on a large scale, it could be irritating. So, it should be used through smaller pieces, like vases and cushions.
not be the focal colour of a room, but
it could be used for one piece of furniture or cover a
If it is not toned down, yellow should
maximum of one wall.
Dina Morcos
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