The most irritating color is also the most noticeable

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Article Excerpt:

Which color is the most irritating?

Yellow, pure bright lemon yellow is the most fatiguing color. Why? The answer comes from the physics of light and optics. More light is reflected by bright colors, resulting in excessive stimulation of the eyes. Therefore, yellow is an eye irritant. Some claim that babies cry more in yellow rooms, husbands and wives fight more in yellow kitchens, and opera singers throw more tantrums in yellow dressing rooms. However, these reports have not been scientifically proven.

In practical application, bright yellow – when used in large areas, will irritate the eyes. Therefore, do not paint the walls of an office (or any critical task environment) yellow. Note: Lighter shades of yellow can be comforting and cheerful.

Also, beware of bright yellow legal pads (but this may give you a jolt and temporarily wake your brain up) and do not use yellow as a background on your computer monitor.

On the other hand, since yellow is the most visible color of all the colors, it is the first color that the human eye notices. Use it to get attention, such as a yellow sign with black text, or as an accent. Have you noticed yellow fire engines in some cities?

Finally, yellow is a wonderful color, the most cheerful of the spectrum. And yellow is a symbol of the deity in many global religions.
~article from ColorMatters.com

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5 responses

  1. Now color of flowers are not meant to attract human. Wonder how a yellow flower looks like to a bee or a butterfly. Had been wondering for long as why so many flowers are yellow……

    June 12, 2013 at 11:06 am

    • Junsjazz

      Flowers are meant for our enjoyment which is why they are so colorful. Love your flower shots! Keep on clicking, and thanks for the visit.

      June 18, 2013 at 9:33 am

  2. Mona

    Lovely macro shot……….

    June 12, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    • Junsjazz

      Thanks Mona!

      June 18, 2013 at 9:28 am

  3. Very interesting insights into yellow. I will keep these in mind.

    July 1, 2013 at 4:19 am

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