What color stands out on yellow?
Using yellow also makes in easy to use orange, red and green which all work great together in a signage system. Also for traffic signs yellow works good as background color in combination with black lettering. In a outdoor situation, yellow stands out from its background giving a clear message.
One of the best qualities of the color yellow is that it goes great with nearly every other color -- white, orange, green, pink, blue, brown. Pick one or two shades of yellow to use as accents, plus a dark neutral, and include doses of white for a balanced color palette.
- The best companion colors for gold are dark purple, emerald green, rose pink, red, cream, and dark blue. If you want to make things even more interesting, use three colors and include gold.
- Mint green gives tenderness to cotton, coolness to cashmere, blends well with chiffon, silk and lace. Mint green is amazing in itself, or it can be matched with other pastel shades (powdery pink, beige, pale), dark turquoise or white. A color that looks amazing with mint and flatters all skin tones is navy.
- Dark-brown: combines with lime-yellow, cyan, mint green, purple-pink, lime. Reddish-brown: combines with pink, dark-brown, blue, green, purple. Orange: combines with cyan, blue, lilac, violet, white, black. Dark-orange: combines with pale-yellow, olive, brown, cherry.
The three traditional sets of complementary colors, as derived from the Red-Yellow-Blue color model, are red and green, yellow and purple, and orange and blue. You can see them positioned opposite one another on the color wheel above.
- there are more perceptually distinguishable shades between red and blue than there are between green and yellow, which would make red-green inversion behaviorally detectable. And there are yet further asymmetries.
- When red and green combine, the result is yellow. When red and blue combine, the result is magenta. When blue and green combine, the result is cyan. Additive mixing is used in television and computer monitors to produce a wide range of colors using only three primary colors.
- But here's a quick reference guide for the common meanings of the colors discussed above:
- Red: Passion, Love, Anger.
- Orange: Energy, Happiness, Vitality.
- Yellow: Happiness, Hope, Deceit.
- Green: New Beginnings, Abundance, Nature.
- Blue: Calm, Responsible, Sadness.
- Purple: Creativity, Royalty, Wealth.
Updated: 24th September 2018