“Yellow is the colour of the east,
childhood, and morning.”
Jeffrey D. Anderson
Positive keywords include optimism, cheerfulness, enthusiasm, fun, good-humored, confidence, originality, creativity, challenging, academic and analytical, wisdom and logic.
Negative keywords include: being critical and judgemental, being overly analytical, being impatient and impulsive, being egotistical, pessimistic, an inferiority complex, spiteful, cowardly, deceitful, non-emotional and lacking compassion.
- The colour yellow loves a challenge, particularly a mental challenge.
- Yellow has a tendency to make you more mentally analytical and critical – this includes being self-critical as well as critical of others.
- Yellow is related to the ego and our sense of self-worth, to how we feel about ourselves and how we are perceived by others
- During the tenth century in France, the doors of traitors and criminals were painted yellow.
- Yellow signifies “sadness” in Greece’s culture and “jealousy” in France’s culture.
- The term “yellow movie” can refer to films of pornographic nature in Chinese culture.
- In Egypt, yellow is the colour of mourning.
- Traditionally, yellow ribbons were worn as a sign of hope as women waited for their men to come home from war. Today, yellow ribbons are still used to welcome homes loved ones.
- The colour yellow is a spontaneous and unstable color. It is often associated with food and is highly used in children’s products and marketing advertisements aimed at children.
- Yellow is a symbol of jealousy and deceit.
- In the Middle Ages, actors portraying the dead in a play wore yellow.
- To holistic healers, yellow is the colour of peace.
- Cheap dyes such as weld were used to produce the ordinary pale colour yellow.
- The colour yellow can cause nausea, so it is avoided in aeroplanes.
- Yellow is not a well-loved colour; in a 2000 survey, only six percent of respondents in Europe and America named it as their favourite colour.