Have you ever thought of painting, decorating or even wearing the color yellow or green? Here are some interesting facts about the color psychology of the true color and shades of yellow and green.
Yellow is a bright and cheerful color. In fact, yellow is the first color our eyes see. Yellow is also a powerful color with its association to the solar plexus. The solar plexus chakra is based on personal will and power. When it comes to interior design, yellow is a definite eye catcher. In some circumstances, a bright yellow room can release your feelings of anger and frustration. However, walls that are painted a warmer shade of yellow, give off an uplifting feeling to your aura. Especially yellows with orange in it like ginger yellow and dandelion yellow.
Gold – elegant, warm, rich and striking
Bright Yellow – energetic, loud, vibrant and fresh
Light Yellow – soft, positive, calm and soothing
Chartreuse – bold, demanding, intense and creative
Dandelion – joyful, bright, inspiring and stimulating
Green is related to the Anahata or heart chakra. The heart chakra has powerful healing properties; it’s connected to our heart. Your heart chakra has compassion for yourself and other people, and with the relation to the color green, green also have these properties. Yet there are so many shades of greens, some are mixed with yellow, blue and tints of white. The darker the green the more comforting and warming the room is. However, going to dark with any color can make the room feel and look smaller. Light greens give off a calming natural effect, unlike lime and bright yellowy greens. Neutral colored greens reduce hyperactivity, which makes it a great color choice for kids’ rooms.
Forest Green – growth, life, natural, and woodsy
Grass Green – balance, refreshing, optimistic and prosperity
Dark Green – bold, heavy, masculine and restful
Emerald – luxurious, royal, charming and elite
Lime – playful, loud, bright, and flamboyant
Olive – warming, wild, mellow and homely
Sage – cooling, peaceful, relaxing and fresh
Mint – cool, soothing, soft and refreshing