The Symbolism Of Buttered Popcorn: Color Swatches For The Soul - Darn Good Yarn

The Symbolism Of Buttered Popcorn: Color Swatches For The Soul

Written by Michaela MacBlake Matthews

Welcome back to another edition of Color Swatches For The Soul, where we are taking a closer look at the symbolism of shades, and how to set the mood for your craft projects, fashion, and lifestyle with color psychology! Today we’re looking at Buttered Popcorn.

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The Yellow Family

The color yellow represents joy, cheerful sunshine, and positivity! If blue is what you think and feel, while red is what you do about it, then yellow is the secret sauce: the intentions and beliefs behind your state of being! Yellow is a very here-and-now hue, and increases the pace of a project or color palette, just as time flies when you’re having fun! It is opposite the wide-scoped purple on the color wheel, and as such, it takes a short focus on something, rather than looking at everything.

How Buttered Popcorn Sets The Mood

The color Buttered Popcorn is a warm and slightly more saturated version of buttercream. Buttered Popcorn, like most yellows, is a very loud and attention-grabbing shade to work with! Although it is cheerful, using it in any large area is a serious commitment to positivity, and should not be taken lightly.

This particular shade is about as yellow as you can get without hitting the far ends of baby pastels, or construction signs. It reinforces positivity by being so loud to look at, that the color itself will become unpleasant when your own spirits are not kept up. If you are feeling a need for a radical positivity bootcamp, then Buttered Popcorn may be the hue for you!

A Buttered Popcorn colored ball of yarn floating above two crafter's hands in a white frame, on a rainbow color palette background.

How To Use Buttered Popcorn In Your Craft Projects

While yellows like Buttered Popcorn are hefty commitments in large doses, they are easy to work with in small chunks and tiny details! The quick pace of this color may even make it feel more manageable to add extensive detail work to a knitting or crochet project. Buttered Popcorn is a phenomenal color to use in small novelty items, as well, like your custom salt and pepper cozies, or a hand painted light switch.

For gift giving, it is also a great color for short use items, like candles and soaps. When you give a yellow colored gift, it’s more likely to be enjoyed now, and avoid the never-burn-this-pretty-candle shelf.

A buttered popcorn color palette with rainbow color wheels and a woman's silhouette in a white frame.

Color Palettes For Buttered Popcorn

Buttered Popcorn is an interesting and unique shade, which can be a bit difficult to work with. Most often, specific shades will work very well with it, while similar shades will clash hard. It can work very well with a jewel toned navy blue, but not with a cobalt blue, for example. It pairs well with a greyish forest green, but not a hunter green.

Generally speaking, this yellow works best in a party or a pairing: it can be surrounded by other pops of bright, varied colors, or grounded with neutrals and one or two subdued dark hues. Because yellow is so loud, it essentially either needs to be given a microphone, or go to a place where everyone is talking at once.

At the end of the day, Buttered Popcorn is the color to turn toward if you’re looking to start a new radical change chapter, take on a manifestation challenge, or commit to an intensely positive lifestyle! It is the color of coaching, and will give you back exactly what you put into it, amplifying your mindset to the entire room. Use Buttered Popcorn when you’re ready to take on a new you, and it will never let you turn back.

If you can feel it, there’s a color for it!

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Meet the Author

Close up of the author, Michaela Matthews wearing red lipstick and a poofy red scarf with white flower arrangement in background.

"Mac" is on the Lifestyle Team here at Darn Good Yarn, and loves taking a ‘teach a man to fish’ approach to creative therapy. She is certified in neuro-linguistic programming, and is also the surreal artist and author behind Surrealismac.