Born high forever to fly
Wind velocity nil
Wanna high forever to fly
If you want your cup our fill
They call me mellow yellow– Donovan ( Read more: Donovan – Mellow Yellow Lyrics | MetroLyrics)
On to Y in ROY, Yellow is the brightest of the warm colors, and is used equally for warmth and for caution. Yellow can be harsh as well as , depending on what it’s paired with. Yellow is the most visually stimulating due to the fact that it reflects the most light, however yellow can also increase frustration. (For more on the psychology on yellow see http://psychology.about.com/od/sensationandperception/a/color_yellow.htm)
Yellow has represented many things through out history, such as in the country of France long ago, the doors of traitors and criminals were painted yellow. In China Yellow was reserved for royalty, and in modern America Yellow has been used for multiple things, Taxi’s in New York, to the highest security terrorist threat level, school buses and even quarantine, medically speaking. Spiritually, Yellow has been associated with the Solar plexus chakra, located at or above the belly depending on the belief system.(http://www.sensationalcolor.com/color-meaning/color-meaning-symbolism-psychology/all-about-the-color-yellow-4297#.UoDmL3DryUY)
The conceptual art work of Urs Fischer finds a provocactive use of familiar imagery. Take his use of yellow for a recent large scale sculpture displayed on New York street, Yellow has both a sense of caution as well as innocence.
(For More On Urs Fischer visit his website @ http://www.ursfischer.com/images)
So not to discount the color Yellow or type cast it, (I am an eternal believer that there are no rules in design or art, or Life.) Yellow when used as a base color, like below (Take a second to look at the picture below) as the walls, and in the striped textiles on both sitting chairs, you can really create an air of sophistication, Notice the subdued yellow’s cousin that was opted for, I thing some would call it Harvest Gold, or Straw, and Michael Trapp, the designer of this eclectic modern style room went for dark fixtures, to weigh down the bright walls, and then contrasted with both the walls and the fixtures, the bursts of red, in the rug and in small accents(find as many red things in the room placed on purpose to counter balance the serious color scheme)
Yellow has a lot of shades and tones, (a shade is when a color is tinted darker than is it’s base color, Yellow’s would include darker shades like Mustard, Amber, & Honey, Or it’s Tone’s, when a color is brightened, Neon’s & Pastels for example)
Tamara Kaye-Honey, An LA interior designer(originally from Novascotia), who runs the firm HONEY INTERIORS, Used yellow through out a South, Pasadena home with thrilling results.
( Via http://www.designsponge.com/2009/09/honey-interiors.html for Honey Interior’s go to:http://www.houseofhoney.la/)