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Color of the Day: Naples Yellow

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Color History / past & present


fatrabbit CREATIVE

Fantastic color. Naples yellow is a great blend of warm and cool – we just hope it doesn’t drive us crazy like Van Gogh! (We like our ears.) What color did you use for the complementary background?

Angie V

I love Naples Yellow – I use it a lot to achieve skin tones, I never thought to use it in landscapes…good to know :)

nancy d.

just LOVE the history lessons I have been receiving via designsponge on the use of colors and what they were made of back in the day. first emerald green, now naples yellow, can’t wait for other colors to learn about. thanks so much.

nancy duzinskas

As a art historian this information is invaluable also. thanks so much


I echo Nancy- I’m an art history grad student and I’m loving these color-related posts. So fascinating!


Makes me think of the story The Yellow Wallpaper! Perhaps this attributed to the character’s breakdown.

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