"It is the strangest yellow, that wall-paper! It makes me think of all the yellow things I ever saw--not beautiful ones like buttercups, but old foul, bad yellow things."
~~ Charlotte Perkins Gilman
#21 in an occasional series of repressed 70's memories that turn out to be true.
Too much of a good thing? After all, the 70s weren't all brown, no matter how much we have shaded the memory so. The refrigerator was green, the toilet was blue, and more times than not, an entire room would be sunshine yellow. Usually the kitchen.
All the better to seeeee you with.
Current thinking has it (and current thinking may also be quackery, but hear me out) "Yellow is also the most fatiguing to the eye due to the high amount of light that is reflected....Yellow can also create feelings of frustration and anger. While it is considered a cheerful color, people are more likely to lose their tempers in yellow rooms and babies tend to cry more in yellow rooms.....Since yellow is the most visible color, it is also the most attention-getting color." Have we found Culprit Zero of the Me Decade?