h Resene Paints Information on Using and Understanding the Colour Yellow
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From palest lemon, sunshine dappled corn silk, bright saffron, rich egg yolk, earthy ochre and through to rich opulent gold, yellow embraces a wide range of hues. Because it is such a naturally bright colour it can startle and surprise the unwary. It may prove difficult to find the right shade for a particular room but it pays to persevere until you find the exact tone or tint you require.

 

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Yellow mixes well with many other colours - all blues from pale through sapphire to navy, bold reds, crisp whites and sea greens - to create vibrant schemes redolent of summer in the Mediterranean. It is equally well suited to use with greys, aquas, leaf green and violet mauves for softer spring influenced themes. The winter scheme is deeper and warmer with rich gold or mustard ochre teamed with the deepest creams, charcoals, dark greens and all types of red - especially those that have violet or magenta in their makeup.

Yellow speeds the metabolism; aids recall and sharpens the memory. It can stimulate circulation and digestion and creates a social ambiance. If it is highly saturated it can increase irritability and hostility. In daylight, yellow is a colour that is seen first, its position at the top of the colour wheel indicates its dominance in the colour world. It is used extensively in advertising; check out company logos, product displays and hoardings.

Yellow is most successful when modified with orange, ochre or cream to create a warm restful atmosphere.

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