With the landscape around us bathed in the vibrant shades of autum thought it interesting to explore the psychology of the colour yellow.
Whatever your feelings are towards yellow, we are sure that you will agree that it is the colour of sunshine and happiness. It instantly lifts the spirits and brings cheer, creating an open, joyful and friendly environment.
Yellow is believed to have an influence on the left side of the brain, where deep thinking and perception dwells. It is associated with decisiveness and open-mindedness thus making it a good colour to bear in mind for rooms where people will be studing or planning.
Among its many associations yellow can be used to denote joy, happiness, optimism, idealism, imagination, hope, philosophy and inspiration. Too much yellow can however lead to feelings of irritation, anxiety, depression, irrationality and emotional fragility.
If yellow is your favourite colour, 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.
Published in “Get It Joburg West” magazine May 2017, edition.