Yellow is the colour of sunshine and happiness. One of the most uplifting colours in the spectrum, it instantly lifts the spirits and brings cheer, creating an open, joyful and friendly environment. Yellow is best for use in kitchens, dining-rooms and sunny north-facing rooms. it is also ideal for opening up cramped and dark spaces such as hallways. Yellow stimulates the brain, increases alertness and is associated with decisiveness and open-mindedness. It is also believed to aid concentration, and is thus a good colour to bear in mind for rooms where people will be studying or planning. Use in combination with contrasting or harmonising tones for the best effect.
Among its many associations, yellow can be used to denote joy, happiness, optimism, idealism, imagination, hope, sunshine, summer, gold, philosophy and inspiration. If your favourite colour is yellow, you’re likely to be intelligent, with quick mental and physical reflexes. A person with strong reason, you are always in control, yet full of fun and considered great company. “Yellow” people often hold positions of authority or are self-employed.
Because it is such a high-energy colour, yellow is not usually used in bedrooms. Too much yellow can also cause eye irritation and uncomfortable feelings.
Blue and grey: a touch of yellow will perk up these subdued colours; bright yellow and blue make an eye-catching duo
Grey: yellow and grey have become a favourite high-tech pairing, making the combination a fun option for a teenage son's bedroom, for example
Olive green and brown: combine these two with yellow for a typical earthy palette
Light green: pale yellow and a light citrusy green create a natural, fruity scheme.