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37 Meanings for the Colour Yellow

Updated: Nov 7, 2019

Yellow Couch

Colours have significant mental, emotional and physical impacts on us, even though we may be unaware of it.

As colours influence perception and behaviour, it is very important to think about the meaning of colours when making selections for any project, whether you are selecting interior and exterior selections for your home, branding your business or designing clothes.

Often considered the colour of the sun and sunshine the meaning of yellow varies across the spectrum of hues, from pale lemons through to deep golden hues.

It is also critical to remember that the impact and meaning of a colour changes based on the cultural, psychological and personal associations of the viewer.

Yellow is one of the 3 primary colours (red, yellow and blue) and it is commonly associated with:

  1. Happiness

  2. Cheerfulness

  3. Freshness

  4. Newness

  5. Originality

  6. Hope

  7. Clarity

  8. Visibility

  9. Attention

  10. Energy

  11. Fun

  12. Humour

  13. Joy

  14. Youth

  15. Optimism

  16. Vision

  17. Positivity

  18. Warmth

  19. Communication

  20. Enthusiasm

  21. Independence

  22. Spontaneity

  23. Stimulation

  24. Vitality

  25. Confidence

  26. Action

  27. Practicality

  28. Intellect

  29. Concentration

  30. Knowledge

  31. Memory

  32. Inquisitiveness

  33. Curiosity

  34. Enlightenment

  35. Prestige

  36. Wisdom

  37. Honour

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