The color yellow inherently represents happiness, hope and halcyon days. Pantone selected “Illuminating” for one of its 2021 colors of the year. It is a warm, cheery hue that ignites a spark of fizzy joy.
My late father’s favorite color was yellow and it helped me grow a deeper appreciation for the beautiful color and all of the various shades it can come in.
Here are some of my favorite ways to add it.
1. On Your Face
Yellow stands out and looks beautiful on all complexions. Yellow eyeshadow always adds a beautiful pop of color, whether matte or shimmer shade, in my opinion. I like NYX Professional Makeup’s Vivid Brights Crème Color collection.
Get it from: Ulta Beauty and other locations, $10.
2. On Your Baby
Yellow just makes me think of happy babies. My current favorite baby outfit is from Kouture Kuties. Granted, this is a mustard yellow, but every time my baby girl, Mel, wears it, I fall in love with it even more.
Get it from: kouturekuties.com, $22.
3. On Your Fingertips
There is something special about a cute color on your nails. Yellow nails scream fun to me and that is why I love them! A cute color combo that I love for the year is nude and yellow nails together!
One brand to try is oliveandjune.com, $8.
4. On Your Feet
Just looking at these citrus-hued cruisers makes the heart jump for joy, with a little bit of childhood nostalgia thrown in. Grab a pair of Lemonpop Quad Skates this spring and join the kids skating on the sidewalks making fun memories that will last forever.
Get them from: C7skates.com, $119.
More about Pantone’s color of the year
“The union of an enduring Ultimate Gray with the vibrant yellow Illuminating express a message of positivity supported by fortitude. Practical and rock solid but at the same time warming and optimistic, this is a color combination that gives us a resilience and hope. We need to feel encouraged and uplifted; this is essential to the human spirit.”
– Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute