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

The Symbolism Of Marigold: 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 Marigold.

A Marigold colored vine, book, ball of yarn, pair of heels, and a woman's face on top of a rainbow color swatch background.

The Orange Family

The color orange represents self confidence and the immune system, as it is the color of the resilient vitamin c! As a mix of the ambitious, passionate red and the joyful, sunny yellow, orange symbolizes standing up for your happiness and taking actions to lead you toward it, as well as focusing on the active parts of your life that bring you joy! Orange focuses on the self primarily, because we cannot make others happy. For this reason, in excess it can become egotistical or obnoxious.

How Marigold Sets The Mood

Marigold is a highly self-respecting color, placing a priority on its own happiness and achievements due to the heavy influence of yellow and orange. However, it is also a browned-down shade, giving it a sense of stability and grounding to help maintain what it has earned!

A marigold ball of yarn above two crafter's hands in a white frame, on a rainbow color wheel background.

How To Use Marigold In Your Craft Projects

Marigold, despite its bright appearance, is a surprisingly passive color. It holds its own without overextending into the colors nearby, and for this reason, it can work well in just about any part of a craft project: the base color, the secondary color, the embellishments, or even just the final touches.

This is a great color to use when you want to praise the value of something or someone, especially when using it in a handmade gift!

A woman's silhouette in a white frame on a marigold color palette background.

Color Palettes For Marigold

Much like its versatility in placement, Marigold works well with most other colors, and adds value to their personalities. It will increase the playfulness of baby pink, the laser-focus of deep reds, the harmony of greens, and the loyalty of blues, alike! This color can also help to negotiate between colors, and balance a complex palette.

Use Marigold when you’d like to call attention to the crowning glory in the room!

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.