Depending on the shade, yellow goes well with reds, browns, whites, pinks, blues, greens and purples. Light yellow looks good with white, pink and green. Bright yellow goes well with purple, green and blue. Dark yellow looks good with browns, creams, greens and blues.
Because of how different shades of it exists and how those shades affect the overall visual result, yellow is a difficult color. For example, pastel (light) yellow should be paired with equally light shades, and not with a harsh bold color like bright red. Look towards the color wheel and try to choose colors close to the shade of yellow you're using or directly across from it, such as purple. The visual contrast is good for the eyes and will keep interest high. Remember to use yellow in small doses, unless it is a pastel shade, because it can easily be straining on the eyes if there is too much present. Yellow is a great color to represent spring and life, and can make a space or piece of artwork feel brighter and more friendly. It can also be used to signify "caution" and grab attention, such as on a street sign or as the focal point of a room.Learn More
The ability to detect and see different colors is due to the cone photoreceptors that lie in the back of the retina in the eyes that detect the three primary colors of red, blue and yellow. A combination of different wavelengths will alter the amount of red, blue and yellow that is perceived, which creates the perception of different colors. The photoreceptors are responsible for detecting the wavelengths and converting them into a chemical signal, which is then responsible for creating an electric signal in the brain.Full Answer >
The color rust occurs when orange, red and brown are combined. The English term was first coined in 1692. It was termed for the color that results from the oxidation of iron.Full Answer >
Taupe is a neutral color that goes well with bright jewel tones; rich red and gold colors look well against taupe. Ruby red, amber, mocha and buttercup also compliment taupe. For a contrasting look, use pure white against taupe, but avoid whites with yellow, gray or brown undertones.Full Answer >
Brown is made by mixing any two complementary colors together: red with green, blue with orange or yellow with purple. Each of these blends makes a different shade of brown.Full Answer >