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The Symbolism Of Daffodil: 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 Daffodil.

A daffodil colored silhouette with symbols of a flowering vine, a book, a ball of yarn, and a pair of high heels on a light grey background with a rainbow color palette to the right.

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 Daffodil Sets The Mood

Daffodil is a light shade of yellow, and takes on an air of vibrance, innocence, simple joys, and open honesty. It is often associated with spring, newborns, and good clean fun! The color daffodil symbolizes a sense of happiness that is untarnished, and not threatened by the outstanding world.

Two daffodil colored hands and a ball of yarn in a whimsical white frame on a rainbow color wheel background.

How To Use Daffodil In Your Craft Projects

Daffodil can work wonderfully as a base color, a decoration, or a finishing touch to any craft leaning towards bright, lively colors. It is a very grateful color, welcoming complex patterns (especially florals) or can stand by itself.Daffodil is a great color to use in homemade gifts for offering congratulations, including baby showers, house warming parties, and the success of minor surgeries. This color opens up to a bright and sunny future, and says ‘You made it, enjoy!’

A woman's face in sunny, daffodil yellow in a whimsical white frame, surrounded by sparkling rainbow color palettes.

Color Palettes For Daffodil

Daffodil pairs easily with most if not all pastel colors. It also can take the spotlight position next to jewel tones, giving a sturdy basis to its soft and quick-paced joy, or team up with soft, slightly desaturated colors like cornflower blue to embrace a long-term lifestyle of positivity and resourceful optimism. Unlike some colors that clash easily when mismatched, daffodil has a strong sense of playfulness, and will at least entertain compatibility with any color it meets.

This soft, fresh color is a master of clean slates and feeling renewed. Embrace daffodil yellow when it is time to take a deep breath, and enjoy the fruits of your efforts!

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

Get Yourself Some Yellow!

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.