Good things are said to come to those who let yellow into their lives, at least in China. They even have a saying: “If the clouds are yellow, prosperity will follow”. China’s great civilisation is said to have begun in 2,697BC with the legendary Huangdi, known as the ‘Yellow Emperor’, who is credited with introducing wooden houses, writing and martial arts. For centuries, yellow was the imperial colour, and to this day stands for progress, happiness, glory and evolution in China.

Introduce a cheery yellow in your home, perhaps as an accent colour in a bathroom or kitchen, and who knows? Perhaps it could be auspicious for you, too.

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