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The Meaning of Color Yellow

Yellow is the color of the mind and the intellect
color yellow

   by Plain Jane  2018


Yellow is the color of the mind and the intellect. It is precise and optimistic. It is the color of the scientist and the practical thinker, not the dreamer.

Yellow is the color of new ideas. It helps us to find new ways of doing things. The yellow personality is one of focused attention, yet at the same time, it is flexible and adaptable.

This is pure yellow

Since yellow personalities have focused attention and quick reflexes, they do not hesitate, decide quickly and act immediately.

Yellow is the color of the “great communicators”. Talk show hosts, radio personalities, entertainers, comedians, and media people embody yellow. They are the people who love to talk.

Yellow personalities are sunny and willing. When they get upset they can become acid and sharp-tongued. Generally, people feel good around yellow personalities, as they are full of fun and broadcast a general feeling of well-being.

Yellow personalities show financial ambition. They think big when it comes to money, and they like to spend. They can be very flamboyant in their use of money. In business, yellow personalities are found at the executive level as they have the ability to get things done. Yellow personalities despise pettiness. They possess self-control, style and sophistication.

Yellow personalities are usually slim. They are quick, so excess fat has no time to accumulate on their bodies.

Yellow Combinations

Lemon. Lemon yellow personalities are very practical and astute. They often gain a reputation for being critical and suspicious.

This is lemon yellow.

Yellow-Red. Those people who relate to yellow-red may, at their best, express the wonderful healing power of mercy. However, the red color in this color highlights a tendency to rashness and impetuosity. Yellow’s justice may turn into harshness, where the punishment far outweighs the crime.

This is yellow-red.

Citrine. Citrine personalities are fickle. They are emotionally unstable. They can be foolish about money. The proverbial fool who parts with his money is citrine. They can be deceitful, and are suspicious of others. They can be coquettish and teasing. Fortunately, they can also be discriminating - knowing white from black - and have the positive aspect of fairness.

This is citrine.


Tint is a pure color mixed with white.

Yellow’s primrose tint represents those who stretch their minds and question the world beyond the obvious. They search for meaning and deep understanding.

They may have a great spirituality, but it can be an erratic devotion. They may also be a tendency to drop out from daily life so that they can spend their time pursuing life’s unanswered questions. However, gifted children relate to primrose.


Shades are pure colors mixed with black.

Yellow is related to the ego and our sense of self-worth, to how we feel about ourselves and how we are perceived by others. Dark yellow personalities exhibit low self-worth and misplaced confidence. They are crafty, treacherous, and argumentative. They exemplify the fact that you can fester in the mind just as you can in the body. Dark yellow personalities expect the worst of others and themselves. As they embody the darker mustard yellow shades, the negative traits deteriorate even further. They regard honor as stupidity. They are total cynics. Dark yellow personalities are also overly analytical, often making them nagging, complaining and caustic.

Emotional Healing with Yellow

Use yellow against depression and melancholia. It boosts low self-esteem. It is particularly useful for fears and phobias. Yellow clears negative thinking. Since yellow relates to clarity of thought and ideas it helps with decision making. Yellow helps us focus, study and recall information. Have yellow in your study room. It is useful during exam time. So bring a yellow pen or wear a yellow shirt during the exam. Yellow usually brings to the surface that which the person most needs to look at.

Physical Healing with the Color Yellow

Yellow is connected to the pancreas, solar plexus, liver, gallbladder, spleen, digestive system, middle stomach, the skin and the nervous system.

Physically, yellow gets rid of toxins and stimulates the flow of gastric juices. Yellow is also good for menopausal flushes, menstrual difficulties and other hormonal problems. It sometimes helps to relieve the symptoms associated with diabetes, rheumatism and anorexia nervosa.

Yellow Vibrations

Those who can’t tolerate the color yellow very well usually are going through a lot of change in their lives. As they are having trouble coping with all the changes at the moment, their personal vibration is lower, yellow vibrates too fast for them, making them feel stressed. If that is your case, introduce green or a soft orange into your life for a while to balance and restore your energies. Usually, older people don't respond well to large amounts of yellow because it vibrates too fast for them.


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