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by Dan Day, Marketing Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

Style Snapshot: Trend Flash! Yummy Yellow

Buttercup Drops
Rich, buttery yellow-colored buttercup petals are the color inspiration for this bracelet featuring large faceted resin nuggets and teardrops mixed with golden yellow-colored Celestial Crystal® beads.

"The yellow glistens. It glistens with various yellows, Citrons, oranges and greens Flowering over the skin."
- Wallace Stevens

Yummy Yellow

Have you noticed how much fun the color "yellow" can be? After all, it's a bright, sunny color that promotes all kinds of outdoor activities including a trip down a yellow brick road or in a yellow submarine. When it comes to candy, Screaming Yellow Zonkers can't help but grab your attention. And for describing fashion colors, it has many ways to express itself. For soft, muted shades, such as Monarch, it whispers "mellow yellow" and for big BOLD tones, such as Lemon, it shouts "HELLO, YELLOW!" The latest incarnation, Minion Yellow, is a PANTONE® color based on the Despicable Me characters.

Monarch Color Trend Lemon Color Trend Pantone® Minion Yellow Color

For scrumptious edible varieties such as lemon meringue and citrus it seductively beckons the taste buds with a trend we call Yummy Yellow.

"Yellow is a very favorable vibration for mental or intellectual activity, as it promotes a clear state of mind. Yellow heightens your awareness and alleviates depression, sadness, or any kind of despondency. Yellow vibration foods are: pineapples, bananas, grapefruit, lemons and corn."
- Tae Yun Kim, The First Element: Secrets to Maximizing Your Energy

Yellow Apparel

Because basic yellow is such a bright color and tends--like red--to dominate. That's why you often see a monochrome color scheme of just yellow. Take some care in matching it with other colors. According to color theory orange-yellow and yellow-green are analogous to yellow for an easier match. Green is an offspring of yellow and blue, and matches well with both. Yellow has always made a great contrast with black, especially black stripes or patterns, and it works great with muted colors such as gray, beige or light blue. However, adventurous lovers of mod and pop art styles will have no problem mixing yellow with its complementary primary colors red and blue, all displayed in large, eye-grabbing geometric shapes and patterns.
Color Wheel and Itten's Color Theory Illustrated Instructions
Color Wheel

Accessories

Even if the apparel has no yellow, it can still play a vital role in the total presentation. According to WGSN:

"Yellow is becoming a key colour for footwear and accessories. A range of shades have been spotted on the catwalks, at trade shows, and on the streets for both the men's and women's markets."

Yellow belts, bags, shoes and jewelry can add just the right splash of color to an otherwise muted ensemble. Here are some jewelry design ideas that feature yellow:

Style Snapshot: Trend Flash! Yummy Yellow

Canary Song Earrings
Brilliant, canary yellow-colored Czech pressed glass drops dangle like feathers among antiqued brass teardrops on brass-colored jumprings made into chain on brass earwires.

Style Snapshot: Trend Flash! Yummy Yellow

Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Seed Beads, Cat's Eye Glass Beads and Czech Glass Druk Beads


The bright, confident freedom of Yummy Yellow allows you to break the rules and create your own fashion statement.

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