For anyone who knows me personally & has been following along with these Color Inspiration posts, it's probably pretty shocking that I haven't yet done one that focuses on the glorious color yellow. Yellow is 100%, no questions asked, no if's/and's/but's, my absolute favorite color. It's so happy & cheery & it literally scientifically helps put a smile on your face (evidence: seeing yellow releases serotonin in your brain which is supposed to do good things. I'm not an expert, I just learned this once & I will hold onto it forever.)!
Now I understand that I am among the few people in the population who hold yellow to this high standard - in the few random surveys I spotted online, yellow was only getting about 2-8% of the votes - but I'm here to change that. Along with making the world love wool, making the world love yellow is probably my #2 mission. Also world peace.
To be honest, yellow has had a rough year. The beloved Crayola Crayon color Dandelion has "retired" (which is just a nice way of saying Crayola cut this beautiful hue out of the lineup). And it was replaced with a BLUE crayon - the injustice! Blue is great color, but that brings the total in the classic 24 crayon box to SIX blues & only THREE yellows. Absolutely ridiculous. You can read my whole angry tweet rant about it, starting with this one here. I really championed the hashtag #bringbackdandelion for awhile. I should probably get on that again.
The point is that with this kind of shade going around, I feel that it's incredibly important to let some light in. In other words, we should all embrace the light filled goodness of yellow.
Photos & Background
I like to surround myself with yellow as much as possible, so these photos are really just snippets of my everyday life. It's a good life!
Pantone Color Palette
Only one palette today, bringing together all the lovely yellows I previewed earlier. I think many of the reasons people struggle with yellow is because they see yellows that are extremely harsh & far too bright - neon signs & McDonald's logos & all that unfortunate stuff. But yellow truly is the color of light to me (we won't get into all the complicated explanations of light & pigment color to debrief on whether or not that statement holds scientific merit) & it brings me so much joy. I hope that your heart is opened to yellow, & that you can find a way to bring it into your life!
I've spent pretty much my whole life as a knitter searching for the best yellow yarns, & below you can find a compilation of my favorites.