What is yellow?
A: Yellow is the color between green and orange on the spectrum of visible light
It is evoked by light with what dominant wavelength?
A: Roughly 575–585 nm.
It is a primary color in what?
A: Subtractive color systems, used in painting or color printing.
In the RGB color model, used to create colors on
television and computer screens, yellow is a what?
A: A secondary color made by combining red and green at equal intensity.
Carotenoids give the characteristic yellow color to
A: Autumn leaves, corn, canaries, daffodils, and lemons, as well as egg yolks, buttercups, and bananas.
They absorb light energy and protect plants from what?
A: Photo damage in some cases.
Sunlight has a slight yellowish hue when the Sun is
A: The horizon, due to atmospheric scattering of shorter wavelengths (green, blue, and violet).
Because it was widely available, yellow ochre pigment
was one of the first colors used in what?
The Lascaux cave in France has a painting of a yellow
what, 17,000 years old?
Ochre and orpiment pigments were used to represent what
in Egyptian tombs?
A: Gold and skin color.
In the early Christian church, yellow was the color
associated with what?
A: The Pope and the golden keys of the Kingdom.
It was also associated with Judas Iscariot and used for
A: To mark heretics.
In the 20th century, Jews in Nazi-occupied Europe were
forced to wear what?
A: A yellow star.
In China, bright yellow was the color of what?
A: The Middle Kingdom.
It could be worn only by whom?
A: The emperor and his household.
Special guests were welcomed on what?
A: A yellow carpet.
According to surveys in Europe, Canada, the United
States and elsewhere, yellow is the color people most often associate with
A: Amusement, gentleness, humor, happiness, and spontaneity, but also with duplicity, envy, jealousy, greed, and, in the U.S., cowardice.
In Iran it has connotations of what?
A: Pallor/sickness, but also wisdom and connection.
In China and many Asian countries, it is seen as the
color of what?
A: Happiness, glory, harmony and wisdom.