Facts About Yellow and Violet

Published by in science
20th Nov 2010

What’s with the colors yellow and violet? There is something with these two colors that need some attention as far as I am concern. In the Philippines, yellow signifies victory because it is the official color of the president elect Benigno Aquino III.  Violet on the other hand has been considered as the new black of this generation. It means it has become one of the basic colors in the closet. Beyond these hearsays, here are 10 of the information related to either yellow of violet or both colors.

1. Yellow and violet are complementary colors. They are from the opposite direction in the color wheel. Gardeners say that these colors look well in the garden when placed side by side.

2. There is a popular 8-quatrain poem written by an American Poet (1794-1878) Willian Cullen Bryant entitled The Yellow Violet. This poem talks about lessons of life specifically humility.

3. Yellow is one of the warm colors with so many different conflicting symbolisms. Sometimes it denotes sunshine, happiness and joy. Sometimes it represents deceit and cowardice.

4. In the Philippines, yellow ribbon is a significant symbol during the Martial Law era in 1980s for the anti-Marcos movement. Yellow ribbon has also been worn to mean hope for a certain struggle like war. In 2009, this symbol reappeared to show support to the former president Corazon Aquino when she struggled with cancer.

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5. Yellow Cab is one of the leading pizza companies in the Philippines, the US, Qatar, Guam and Malaysia. It was founded in 2001. Back then it used to be mistaken as a taxi business company because of its name.

6. Yellow Pages refers to the section in the telephone directory where products or services are displayed. It also refers to the online directories for businesses. The term first came out in 1883 when a printer in Wyoming working on a telephone directly ran out of white paper and used yellow paper instead (Mary Bellis, The History of the Yellow Pages).

7. The color violet is named after a flower violet.

8. A program named violet, which stands for Very Intuitive Object Layout Editing Tool is a UML editor. For additional information about this program, please visit http://www.horstmann.com/violet/

9. In Green Lantern comic story, violet represents love.

10. In Chinese culture, violet is the symbol for the harmony of the universe or the Yin and Yang. Yin is represented by the color red while yang is represented by blue. Red and blue when combined create violet.

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  • lapasan

    good post.

  • vb545323

    Cool! Very interesting facts!

  • SimplyShash

    Amazing facts.

  • Judy Sheldon

    Franklin thanks for these interesting tid bits about the colors yellow and violet. I love learning new things.

  • PSingh1990

    Nice Share.


  • papaleng

    Lots of interesting facts. I have a fun time reading your post.

  • Wizard Brown

    Interesting post!

  • Adelnica Amor R. Izon

    very informative&&_&&
    nice post!

  • Mr.Reggie

    Excellent Share!

  • margaridab

    Very interesting! thanks!

  • lillyrose

    I hope that made you feel better and got the concern within you settled! Well written, interesting article.

  • Kaye TM

    interesting. i really loved it. thanks!

  • yes me

    Interesting post cheers

  • Eunice Tan

    Good article about these two colors.

  • LadyElena

    Very interesting. I enjoyed it.

    Ps. one of my favourite songs by Coldplay is called: Yellow.

    Just had to share that. lol.

  • Anupatil

    Nice to know the significants of these colours

  • The Quail 1957

    Very interesting share.

  • LCM Linda

    Interesting topic. I like Yellow very much. Thanks for sharing.


    good share

  • Akiong

    Wow, never know there are so much things to we can say about yellow and violet. Thanks for this interesting facts.

  • mykseverino88

    great post. very informative

  • LewSethics

    Interesting to note that no-one mentioned that in the Green Lantern comic book story, Green Lantern’s magic ring has no power over anything Yellow!

  • Sharpedon

    I loved this post,I just shared it on Twitter :)
    Chromatology is one of my most favourite areas of interest.

  • ladym33

    Very interesting. It is true violet and yellow do look very good together in a garden of flowers.

  • s j tubrazy

    intersting work