Y is for Yellow #AtoZChallenge

Posted 29th April 2015 by Tizzy Brown in Arts & Crafts, Blog Fests & Hops, Entertainment, Fashion & Beauty / 🗨4 Comments

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. The aim is to write a post for every day of the month except for Sundays, with each post representing a different letter of the alphabet. This year I’m doing an A-Z of Colours. I’ll be doing a variety of posts, including haikus and poems, arts and crafts, fashion and beauty, recipes and more!    

For the letter ‘Y’ I have chosen the colour Yellow.

Keep reading to discover the symbolism behind this colour, see a piece of my artwork and some polyvore creations and listen to my ‘Yellow’ playlist!

Symbolism

Yellow symbolises happiness and optimism-probably because it is the colour of sunshine. It is linked to friendship and yellow roses are often given to symbolise this. In China it’s also seen as the colour of glory, wisdom, harmony and culture. As the colour of light and brightness, yellow is also associated with knowledge and intelligence.

It’s normally a positive colour, but can also be associated with cowardice, betrayal and duplicity. It’s the most visible colour, so it can symbolise attention-seeking or the need for caution.

Complementary colour: Purple/violet

Plants and flowers: Daffodills, buttercups, sunflowers, silver wattle, northern wolfsbane, golden marguerite, common kidneyvetch, leapord’s bane, arrowleaf balsamroot, angel’s trumpet, foxgloves, echinacea, california poppy, crown daisy, common hibiscus, wall hawkweed, yellow flag iris, marsh ragwort, winter jasmine, yellow rose, rapeseed, goldenrod.

Animals: Butterflies, some frogs and snakes, several birds (eg. canaries, yellow breasted chats, yellowhammers, yellow shafted flickers, yellow warblers, american goldfinch), some fish (eg. yellowtails, yellow fin tuna), insects such as bees and wasps.

Foods: Lemons, grapefruit, bananas, butter, egg yolk

Books with yellow covers

My Yellow Artwork

Today I’d like to share with you a piece of artwork I created back in 2011 of one of my favourite flowers, the daffodil. It always reminds me of spring and makes me feel happy.

[© A V Brown, 2011]

My Yellow Polyvore Creations

Hufflepuff Yule Ball LookTo Bee or Not To Bee

Sunflowers

My Yellow Playlist

Last but not least, here’s a playlist of ‘yellow’ songs, some of which contain the word yellow, others I just associate with the colour! Enjoy 🙂

Are you a fan of the colour yellow? What do you associate it with?

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4 responses to “Y is for Yellow #AtoZChallenge

  1. Diane Coto

    My grandmother used to always have little yellow canaries. They sang beautifully, too. :)@dino0726 from

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  2. It's only really this year that I've gotten into the colour yellow – I bought a bright yellow jacket on impulse, and it's my favourite thing in my wardrobe! It makes me happy just to wear it :P. Purple and yellow together remind me of Cadbury Twirls ;).

    Rachel Pattinson

    Rachel's Ramblings – Full of writing, tea and cake

  3. Rachel Pattinson

    It’s only really this year that I’ve gotten into the colour yellow – I bought a bright yellow jacket on impulse, and it’s my favourite thing in my wardrobe! It makes me happy just to wear it :P. Purple and yellow together remind me of Cadbury Twirls ;).

    Rachel Pattinson

    Rachel’s Ramblings – Full of writing, tea and cake

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