11 February 2011

Lovely Yellow


I am going to stick my head out a little bit and talk about the colour yellow.
A lot of people don't like yellow. Some refuse to have any yellow flowers in their garden.
I used to be guilty of this. If I was pushed I would possibly have yellow daffodils in the early spring. After that you would not see a single yellow flower in my garden. Nor would I ever wear yellow clothes. That is still the case. My Scandinavian skin tones does not go well with yellow. You won't find a lot of yellow in my house. It is not a colour that I find easy to live with.




Still - I love yellow as a colour. I think it is an optimistic colour, it shines and exudes warmth. It represents sunshine and when the sun is out it makes us feel warm and cosy.
Yellow has a lot of different associations from bad to very good.
The painter Vincent van Gogh painted vases of yellow sunflowers. These paintings has become some of the most famous paintings in the world.



Some of my favorite yellows are more towards orange. I am thinking of amber, apricot, brandy, honey, mustard, saffron , ochre and whisky.
Lets not forget the lovely yellow of lemons and  grapefruits and how it reminds us of the taste and where they grow.
The list of wonderful yellow flowers is as long as my arm. Lovely yellow daffodils and tulips in the spring. Yellow roses during the summer. One of my favorite that I have posted about before is the mellow yellow climbing rose Rosa banksiae 'Lutea'.
Here is another post about the same rose.
So what happened?
My taste changed and I now do grow and very much enjoy a few yellow flowers in my garden.

  Sometimes people feel very strongly about a colour.
How do you feel about yellow?
Do you love it or hate it?

Have a wonderful weekend.

 Ingrid xx

23 comments:

Home and Lifestyle said...

Yellow is not my favorite colour. In my garden my flowers are white, pink and purple! I also never wear yellow clothes...no, even if I try I can not accept it :)

But you are right...yellow and summer, that's a lovely combination!

Have a nice weekend! Warm regards, Ingrid

agnicy said...

Dont forgot about the SUN. And yellow is not my colour...

agnicy said...

Dont forgot about the SUN. Yellow is not my colour, but sunflower is my big love !!

Sophia Callmer said...

Gult är inte fult, jag är rätt förtjust i gult och speciellt ockra färgerna, har flera gula dörrar både inne och ute. I trädgården gillar jag faktiskt gult behärskade mängder och en absolut favorit är Tulipa sylvestris.
ha en skön helg/Sophia

Edith Hope said...

Dear Ingrid, Yellow is such an arresting colour and always attracts the eye. For these reasons, its use in the garden should be sparing But, in my garden, sparing with regard to yellow means not at all...even Daffodils are banned....I do not own any yellow clothes....they just serve to make me look jaundiced and I avoid the sun...pale and interesting is the look I go for!!

I do, however, enjoy a lemon tart!

Annika Christensen said...

Hej!
Gillar verkligen gul på våren man blir så glad.
Ha en skön helg
Annika

Ficurinia said...

I love yellow and I adore yellow spider mums in arrangements—though creme is nice too.

Color prejudice is something that has always confused me. My mom used to have an entire acre full of red and white blooms and this bothered me.

Needless to say, our city garden is a riot of color, so in my mind, there is always something for everyone.

Anna Vattenkanna said...

So funny, I had the same thougts as you the other day about the lovely colour YELLOW - you kan look at my post
http://annavattenkannastradgard.blogspot.com/2011/02/fargfundering-gul.html

In garden YES but in clothes NO.

Hugs Anna Vattenkanna

Nanna said...

Yellow is not something that i would wear since i am a swede too. It just doesn't fit!!!
But flowers and other interior things in yellow I really like :)

Frances said...

I think of yellow and think of egg yolks, daffodils, some tulips, sunflowers, butter and buttercups, dandilions, the sun, mustard, borderline of gold, lemons, and many other associations.

I love yellow for its light and energy. I have fair skin with a yellow undertone, and so cannot easily wear yellow or most green shades.

I have no garden, but if I did, I know I would include daffodils. Not too sure about sunflowers, yellow tulips or mums, though.

Like the yellow in your photos, though. xo

Randi said...

Helt underbara bilder! När jag flyttade till England hade jag gula och blå penséer i krukor utanför entrén hela vintern - som symbol för landet jag lämnade. Det fick mig att acceptera den gula färgen i trädgården. Och som du vet har jag nu t.o.m. en orange-gul plantering vid min frukostplats. Vilken tur att man kan ändra sig...
Önskar dig en riktigt skön helg.
Stor varm kram
Randi

martinealison said...

Dans le sud de la France nous aimons peindre à la chaux des jaunes aux murs. Ils font chanter le soleil et la lumière...
Au printemps les boutons d'or illuminent les prés... comme des piécettes d'or pour attirer le regard... et ensorceler de bonheur notre esprit.
Il est vrai que le langage des fleurs prétend que les fleurs jaunes représentent la tromperie... Mais chacun peut créer sa propre interprétation, n'est-ce pas?
Belle publication que cette dernière... Bisous et bonne Saint Valentin.

Sanne said...

Dear Ingrid,

yellow is definitiv not my colour , but at the moment ( here is everything grey outside ) it brings a little sunshine...

Have a nice weekend,

best wishes ,
Sanne

The Summer Porch said...

Yellow is not a favorite color of mine either, I feel the exact same way you do about yellow in my garden or even wearing yellow. A few years back a neighbor painted their house mustard yellow and I couldn't stand to look at it! :))) But your picture of yellow tulips looks so pleasing to the eye and I am thinking it also has to do with the blue vase that hold tulips. Just a thought.
Have a wonderful Saturday,
Rosemary...XX

kelly said...

I used to hate yellow. I've always liked yellow roses and flowers but yellow on other things just didn't appeal to me. However, that has all changed and I find myself being drawn to the color. Crazy how that happens as we older. Love your photo's. BEAUTIFUL :)

colores said...

dear Ingrid, you always picture such nice color combos! brilliant!

Fru C said...

Gult är inte fult....gult är gult. Men helst vill jag ha solgult.....solen ser vi alldeles för sällan nuförtiden.
Kram//

Britt said...

Härligt med gult nu när allt ute är så vitt igen//Britt

jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet ingrid, i adore yellow eventho i don't use much of it in my creations. Yellow is such a bright and warm color that it makes me feel happy just looking at it. :) Loving your photos so much as always! I hope your weekend is off to a good start! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!

ps: so happy to be back here visiting after my chinese new year holidays!

Masha said...

I like yellow too, and for me, as for you, it is an acquired taste. My favorite flower is a rose, and I have come to appreciate how well yellow blooms and light green leaves go together.

freefalling said...

I LOVE yellow in the garden.
I wonder if it has to do with our stronger sunlight down here in Australia.

You gotta love yellow roses in the garden though, right?
http://freefallingskyward.blogspot.com/2007/10/im-still-here.html

Georgianna said...

Beautiful photos, Ingrid. Hmm, I'm not a big fan of much yellow in decor or fashion, but I prefer warmer, golden yellows to greener hues. Although daffodils are my favorite flower (along with roses) so in that regard, I love yellow! Thanks for your visit and lovely comment. Have a great week! :) xo – g

Laila said...

Gult och orange är två färger jag spontant har lite svårt för. Ändå blir jag så glad av olika saker i just dom färgerna... Fast jag har svårt att skapa i dom