If you asked me what my favorite color was when I was a kid, I would never answer with one color…my favorite color was orange, yellow, and green: the brilliant nearly neon tones of the 70’s. My bedroom sported lime green walls and the most amazing orange, yellow, and green polka-dotted vinyl wallpaper. My bedspread and curtains continued the theme with orange, yellow, and green stripes. And the final highlight were the nearly glow-in-the-dark posters that every adolescent of the time dreamed of.
But somewhere along the line I decided that orange and yellow were colors that didn’t suit me. I veered far from them when choosing clothes and wouldn’t consider them as decorating accents as an adult.
But when I saw that the Word a Week Photography Challenge was yellow this week, I realized that yellow (and orange) have reappeared in my life in new and different ways.
I’m particularly fond of this shot of the lagoon that features the yellow salty susan looking out to sea from the mouth of lagoon.
I enjoyed the reminiscing that this prompt allowed this week…and I wish I could put my hands on a photo that features that orange, yellow, and green polka-dot vinyl wallpaper of my 70’s childhood bedroom. And I’m enjoying my new relationship with yellow…a color that brightens the day and focuses energy.
What is your relationship with yellow? Do you have a color relationship that has changed over time?