Starting a couple years ago, it seems like Yellow as a color was reintroduced to us all on a cool Rocket. Now as time has marched on, we see a trend of yellow. now color is a fashion thing. There are colors of the year, even colors of the season. lets not even get to into personal colors which is also a thing. For this story, lets just focus on the this seasons colors. Yellow, Green and red.
Several years ago it was the combination of Turqiose and blond wood, and before that Aquamarine and other pre war colors, Burgundy/wine, dark green and dark blue.
now what is interesting about yellow is that its a love hate color, and there are so many variations of yellow, you can tell the decade they were popular in just by the shade. And that makes picking the right Yellow even that more important.
For example, painting Buttercup requirs research into what a late 1950’s yellow would have been. Soft and pastel. Vs a 1960’s more vibrant joyful Yellow, or a 1970’s yellow which is like a sayglow yellow. !930’s and 1940’s yellows are more orange. or cream.
Color is a funny thing, its honest and the exact right shade tells the truth. Even though its subjective by nature, when it comes to history and preservation, it has to be exact.
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