by Amy Azzarito FACEBOOK TWITTER PINTEREST fatrabbit CREATIVE says: May 6, 2013 at 10:46 am 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? Reply johari huggins says: May 6, 2013 at 10:50 am as an art director, i just love these little tidbits… Reply Angie V says: May 6, 2013 at 12:29 pm I love Naples Yellow – I use it a lot to achieve skin tones, I never thought to use it in landscapes…good to know :) Reply nancy d. says: May 6, 2013 at 1:19 pm 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. Reply nancy duzinskas says: May 6, 2013 at 1:20 pm As a art historian this information is invaluable also. thanks so much Reply Adriana Gallo says: May 6, 2013 at 1:55 pm A go-to for skin tones in painting, and doesn’t the name just make it all the more dreamy? Reply Emmy says: May 7, 2013 at 12:47 am I echo Nancy- I’m an art history grad student and I’m loving these color-related posts. So fascinating! Reply Sara says: May 7, 2013 at 2:21 pm Makes me think of the story The Yellow Wallpaper! Perhaps this attributed to the character’s breakdown. Reply Nancy Duzinskas says: July 2, 2014 at 3:18 pm I am a self taught art historian and this is by far one of my favorite subject matters. The Making of Colors, How they are Made, What they are made with, and How the color can affect a composition just fascinates me. Color is Everything…..White is the presence of all color and Black is the absence of all color and everything falls in between. Reply Nancy duzinskas says: July 14, 2014 at 12:24 pm Why is this comment showing up when I google my name? Kindly please remove itl Reply Grace Bonney says: July 14, 2014 at 12:31 pm Nancy When I google your name this comment/post doesn’t come up at all in my search results on Google (not on the first 3 pages of results). Is it pulling from your cookies or browser history? Grace Reply LEAVE A COMMENT Cancel reply Comment Design*Sponge reserves the right to restrict comments that do not contribute constructively to the conversation at hand, contain profanity, personal attacks, hate speech or seek to promote a personal or unrelated business. Our goal is to create a safe space where everyone (commenters, subjects of posts and moderators) feels comfortable to speak. Please treat others the way you would like to be treated and be willing to take responsibility for the impact your words may have on others. Disagreement, differences of opinion and heated discussion are welcome, but comments that do not seek to have a mature and constructive dialogue will not be published. We moderate all comments with great care and do not delete any lightly. Please note that our team (writers, moderators and guests) deserve the same right to speak and respond as you do, and your comments may be responded to or disagreed with. These guidelines help us maintain a safe space and work toward our goal of connecting with and learning from each other.