I’m so bored that I’m going to tell you about my intense dislike of the colour yellow.
I’m still sick. No longer manufacturing gallons of snot in my head, but I ache and just don’t have the energy to do anything else but sit here with my laptop warming my thighs as I explain to you about this yellow problem I have.
I always said that my dislike of yellow started when I was in primary school in Africa and all our sporting teams had names and colours, of course.
Eland, was green.
Sable was yellow
Springbok was blue
and Kudu was red.
Sable always won. Every damned time they won, waving their flags in all their arrogant YELLOW glory.
Our school was BIG on sports.
In fact you were allowed to go home at lunch time for an hour or an hour and a half – something like that, but you had to go back as the whole afternoon was devoted to SPORTS.
I hated sports. All kinds. Running, long jump, high jump, competitive sports, especially “rounders”.
I’m just not a sporty person AT ALL. Not in any way shape or form.
I just don’t see the point, in doing it OR watching people do it. Sport, I mean.
I was in the team “Eland” and our colour was green.
The green team always lost.
If you wanted to psychologically disturb me all you would have to do is lock me in a yellow room with nothing but yellow objects surrounding me.
A yellow couch, yellow rug, yellow throw cushions, yellow knick knacks, and a canary.
Honestly, the colour yellow has that much of an effect on me.
It really makes me feel physically uneasy. Sick almost. On edge…..anxious.
I don’t know why because many people think of yellow as being such a nice cheery colour.
Like a yellow kitchen…to some seems happy, warm and welcoming.
It makes me have a panic attack.
A while ago at a market this girl came up to our stall and she had a bunch of yellow daffodils she’d just bought. They matched the bright yellow top she was wearing.
THEN, she picked up our “Monkey farts” jar candle which happens to be the brightest yellow you can think of.
She smiled and said “I’ll have this one thanks.”
Then she laughed and said
“I’m having a really yellow day”
And I nearly fainted.
Whoa….too much yellow in such close proximity.
Go away yellow girl….far far away.
What is the energy of yellow anyway?
Let’s see what google says?
Here is the link so no one sues me for plagiarism http://www.colour-affects.co.uk/psychological-properties-of-colours – but within this article here is what is says about yellow.
Positive: Optimism, confidence, self-esteem, extraversion, emotional strength, friendliness, creativity.
Negative: Irrationality, fear, emotional fragility, depression, anxiety, suicide.
The yellow wavelength is relatively long and essentially stimulating. In this case the stimulus is emotional, therefore yellow is the strongest colour, psychologically. The right yellow will lift our spirits and our self-esteem; it is the colour of confidence and optimism. Too much of it, or the wrong tone in relation to the other tones in a colour scheme, can cause self-esteem to plummet, giving rise to fear and anxiety. Our “yellow streak” can surface.
See! It DOES make me feel suicidal….and anxious. Too stimulated!
I definitely have a yellow streak.
Give me purple any day, and turquoise. My two most favourite colours to wear in clothing, and then red, but a deep blood red, not a tacky fire engine red.
Now….things I am learning as I am writing this and googling.
Never paint your babies room in YELLOW. Apparently it affects our primitive brain which we equate the colour yellow with bright sunshine. (bingo…I hate bright sunshine)
Yellow makes babies CRY. (me too) They need cool greens (apparently) to mimic the shade of the rainforest.
(Hey, that’s what I just read!)
And red? Red too is something that should be used, and worn with caution.
Apparently red invokes a feeling of distrust.
Blue on the other hand does the opposite.
So, for the men out there, if you go on a first date, I suggest you wear a blue tie, not a red one, and for God’s sake don’t wear a yellow shirt….ever….ever, ever…because who knows how many yellowaphobic ladies are out there. I’m sure I’m not alone.
Ever wondered why mny fast food restaurants are painted red and yellow?
It’s to make you hurry up and get the hell out of there so you can go somewhere else to feel that “dirty feeling inside” as you digest the junk they just made you pay them for.
In nature YELLOW CAN KILL A FELLOW.
Isn’t that how it goes?
And “RED WILL MAKE YOU DEAD”.
“PURPLE AND BLUE IS GOOD FOR YOU.”
I’m just making this up now.
I’m full of…..
Truly, is there anyone out there who actually LIKES the colour yellow?
Do you have it in your house?
Do you…..gulp, actually WEAR it?
Does anyone else have a colour phobia?
Can you tell just how bored I am?