Yellow Spectrum

Yellow is a most liberating colour. It corresponds to freedom and self-development. Yellow adds light and energy to our lives and is perceived to be a healthful and invigorating colour. Warm colours from this area of the palette include ochre, buttercup, gold, almond, lemon, citrus, honey, brass, amber, daisy & sunshine.

  • Effects of Yellow
    • Conveys Lightness
    • Encourages Spontaneity
    • Expresses Caution
    • Indicates Innovation
    • Implies Free Spirit
    • Inspires Creativity
    • Offers Zest & Joyfulness
    • Radiates Warmth
    • Raises Alert Level
  • Observations
    After white, yellow is the colour that most strongly reflects the light hitting it. It always triggers a light, free, open feeling… a liberating, loosening effect. Therefore it corresponds to a definite sense of freedom and self-development’ - Dr. Max Luscher.

    Yellows feel particularly healthful. The presence of iron and vitamins A and C are found in yellow fruits which underscore this warm and invigorating palette.
  • Yellow - Lights
  • Yellow - Midtones
  • Yellow - Darks
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Yellow provides instant warmth, it is a luminous, joyous & happy colour - These sparkling hues bring the essence of the sun into our environment - They are ethereal in nature & help to illuminate interior spaces with their optimistic attitude - These softer colours are appealing in larger spaces where yellow is desired
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They encourage spontaneity & imagination, have a lightness of spirit & raise our alertness - The mid-tone colours of yellow lift our moods & are characterized by qualities of clarity, creativity & intellect - These are warm, inviting and invigorating - Brighter versions of this colour should be used with caution as it can fatigue the eye
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To develop a radiant atmosphere, which nurtures a sense of freedom & energy, select a shade of yellow - Yellow is an innovative colour - it keeps us attentive & aware - As yellow deepens toward golden colours it becomes prestigious & opulent in character - Those with saturation are the richest & most radiant of the palette; those that are subdued become more natural as they deepen to spice tones & browns
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