Looking for just the right yellow paint colors? To make it easier, I’ve put together a chart of 17 favorite yellow paint colors used by top designers. These colors were featured in House Beautiful Colors for Your Home.
Spring is just around the corner, so I thought it would be nice to start the week with this bright, cheery color. Here are some fun facts about yellow:
- Psychologically yellow is considered the “happiest” color in the spectrum, because it is shown to cause your body to release more serotonin (the” feel-good” brain chemical) when you are around it. This makes you feel happy, optimistic and lighthearted.
- Yellow is considered cheery, warm, sunny, nurturing and welcoming. That’s why for decades soldiers have been welcomed home with yellow ribbons tied around trees.
- Yellow is the brightest color in the spectrum making it the first one your eyes pick up on and highly visible from a great distance; therefore, it attracts more attention than any other color. Obviously taxi cabs and school buses are painted yellow for a reason.
- Shades of yellow that are too deep or intense can create feelings of frustration and anger. Studies have found that tempers are more likely to flare and babies to cry in a room with all yellow walls. More light is reflected by bright colors; this results in over stimulating and fatiguing the eyes. If I had to spend a lot of time in a room painted in an overpowering yellow, I’d probably get a bit cranky, too.
- Yellow is associated with life, food, and energy; hence, it’s shown to increase metabolism and appetite. This makes it an ideal and very popular color choice for kitchens and fast food restaurants. Can you say, “Mickey D’s “?.
- Yellow stimulates the left or logical side of the brain; thus enhancing creative thought and concentration, and stimulating memory. It isn’t just a coincidence that legal pads are yellow. It’s been scientifically proven that if something is written and read on paper that is a pastel shade, there is a better chance of remembering it. From now on, I’m only buying yellow note pads!
Okay, that’s probably more information than you ever wanted to know about the color yellow. Thanks for sticking with it. Unless you jumped to this part. But that’s okay, too. Here are the colors!
Yellow Paint Colors
And now for the color disclaimer…Keep in mind that colors don’t always render very well on monitors. They can also look very different from one monitor to the next. To see the true colors, I suggest checking out the actual color chips. Before making a final decision, it’s always a good idea to buy a sample and put some paint up in the room to see how it looks at different times of the day.
If you follow this blog, you’ve already seen several of these paint charts that I’ve created for you. And if you’re new, check them out! Here’s what I’ve covered so far:
- Choosing Paint Color: Sabrina Soto’s Favorite Colors
- Choosing Paint Color: Candice Olson’s Favorite Neutrals
- Blue Paint Colors: Favorite Picks From Designers
- Red Paint Colors: Favorite Picks From Designers
- White Paint Colors: Favorite Picks from Designers
Have a beautiful day!