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Region 16 Block of the Month 2021 week 38

Region 16 Block of the Month (or week) 2021

Colour

Yellow evokes happiness and positivity and enthusiasm. It is used by advertisers to stimulate our interest, and awaken awareness, it should also energise and relax. Yellow is a colour widely seen in flowers, natural and cultivated and is often the colour of food. – these can give us so many names for different yellows? Banana, lemon, bumblebee, peach, mustard, corn and pineapple.

If people were asked to depict the Sun in colour, most of them would use yellow. In our Northern climates the yellow sun image hints at light and warmth.

As children know, if red and yellow are mixed there will be orange, gold, pumpkin, ochre, amber, carrot and rust. If a little black or grey is added to yellow we have a huge range of browns, colour names taken from natural products, cinnamon, tobacco, chocolate and walnut.