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Y is for… Yellow

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Yellow – like orange – is another one of our favourite accent colours…

…a more gentle effect than the high impact of fiery orange, but perfect in some situations.

It has connotations of sunshine, freshness and spring. It was much used in 1950s design as countries emerged from the austere war years.

The mosaic at the top is made up of objects available from the H is for Home website.

Here’s a lovely little poem we came across recently… very fitting for today’s blog!

An omnibus across the bridge
Crawls like a yellow butterfly
And, here and there, a passer-by
Shows like a little restless midge.

Big barges full of yellow hay
Are moored against the shadowy wharf,
And, like a yellow silken scarf,
The thick fog hangs along the quay.

The yellow leaves begin to fade
And flutter from the Temple elms,

And at my feet the pale green Thames
Lies like a rod of rippled jade.

Symphony In Yellow, Oscar Wilde