Yellow- The Psychology of Color

This week Unique Painting KC is exploring the psychology of the color yellow.

Yellow is a bit controversial.  My best friend, is not a fan, not at all.  She sees yellow and immediately scrunches her face like she just sucked on a lemon.  Yellow to her is like purple to me.  In the past, I’ve used yellow on almost my entire main floor, bedrooms, and as an exterior body color, so, I have no beef with yellow.  I love the light it brings into a room as most lighter yellows have a high light reflective value (LRV).  Yellow is said to invoke happiness, hope, and caution, which can give you a feeling of calm, positivity, and a sense of permanence. When we were in the process of adopting our youngest daughter, I got pregnant.

We soon found out we were expecting a boy, and he would be arriving within 2 months of receiving our new toddler.  We only had 2 bedrooms to work with, one being occupied by our oldest daughter, so I spent a fair amount of time creating a nursery/toddler room that would accommodate both a boy and a girl.  Yellow, specifically Lantern Light SW6687, was the color I chose for the walls. Supposedly, yellow is not the best color to paint a bedroom because of the energy it could initiate.  I’m telling you, that room was the opposite of energizing.  It could have just been the hormones, lack of sleep, or the soft, cozy chair and ottoman that was in there, but it was the best sleeping spot in the house. The snuggle was real, ya ‘ll!  Lantern Light is surely eye catching, but light enough to be considered neutral.  So, tell me, how does yellow make you feel?