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French House / Y. Duronsoy

If there is a color that brings joy in our interiors, it's yellow paint! This color embellishes our living rooms and energizes the decor. House side says yes to the yellow paint!

Yellow paint has always been criticized. And yet, the yellow conveys joy and good humor in our house or apartment and accentuates the brightness of the room it dresses. In addition, know that this color is trendy! So do not hesitate to cover your walls with this vitamin paint!

Paris / Photo J.-M. Palisse / Reportage J.-M. Palisse / Reportage A. Roberts

Do you know many people whose favorite color is yellow? Except some supporters of the football team Canary Nantais, the majority of us do not like this color or at best, it is a perfect indifference.

Yellow is badly placed in the ranking of favorite colors. The Greeks had not even bothered to find a name for him, considering him a vulgar pale green. It's the color of cuckolds, forced laughter, Judas ...

Yellow: a warm painting

In the field of art, it was not until Van Gogh and his sunflowers to take an interest in yellow. Mondrian and Rothko have also tried to show that he deserves better than indifference or hatred, but mayonnaise takes with difficulty the yellow, even the egg. "It's too unfair," exclaimed the chick Calimero, because the yellow shows good will.

The color of the sun is by definition warm: it brighten our apartments in gray weather and support the lighting at night, giving our interiors a cozy side. The feng shui masters recommend it to fight depression and promote communication.

The bright yellow is tonic, without being exciting like red. It opens the appetite and even wakes up our neurons: it's the color of intelligence. It stimulates the psyche and helps concentration. Another advantage, a straight yellow marries with just about all the colors, they are pastel, clear and dark. And adapts to all subjects. If we are looking for a color that will liven up our decor, bright yellow is an excellent candidate.

South side / H Del Olmo.

Yellow paint at the service of safety

Finally, be aware that this color has helped save many lives. At the beginning of the 20th century, a certain John Hertz runs the Chicago taxi company and regrets frequent accidents, because the brakes and the suspensions of taxis with black bodywork are not of good quality.

Having one day the opportunity to set up his own taxi company in New York, he is thinking of a solution that would reduce the number of accidents. The best seems to be to make his cars visible from afar by pedestrians and other motorists, and he discovers that the two colors with the highest contrast are yellow and black. He chooses them to dress his new fleet of taxis. This is how the company New York Yellow Cabs will be born.

French House / Y. Duronsoy

Three big modern painting and three yellow horns.

SDP

Designer, member of the French Committee of Color, Jean-Gabriel Causse is the author of The Amazing Power of Colors (Palio ed.).

D. Ken / Lol Project

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