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Yellow Socks and the Colour Theory

Blog • 16 October 2023

We love how a dash of colour can keep the grey at bay. Colours have the power to influence our mood; to make us Walk Brighter.

So, say hello to yellow. A youthful pop, ever ready to make us feel and look good. But what kind of mood does yellow inspire? And if you are naturally attracted to this beautiful bright, what does that mean? Well, let us enlighten you …

The Meaning of Yellow

Unsurprisingly for a shade that naturally brings to mind sunshine, yellow is a colour that inspires positivity, happiness and emotional warmth. It is also said to stimulate creativity and intellectual engagement – yellow energises our brains. Our Saffron socks have been adding a positive pop to your looks since the earliest days of LSC and there is a reason they are so popular. A beautifully bold blend of yellow and orange, saffron is an unfailing optimistic pop of colour, and one of our most iconic hues. 

A stylish black man looks right thoughtfully, sitting on a plinth wearing charcoal grey blazer, dark grey wool trousers, black shoes and saffron socks from London Sock Company.

Warm and sophisticated, saffron brings together the colour wheel’s brightest shades, orange and yellow.

The colour orange is associated with friendship, confidence and youth.

Yellow inspires energy, happiness and creativity.

Mix them together for saffron and you get a colour that feels cultured and courageous, that energises and enables a freedom of expression.

Is yellow your favourite colour? 

Naturally drawn to this golden shade? Colour theorists would say that you are one of life’s true optimists.

Friendly and easy-going, you’re a happy idealist, who doesn’t take life too seriously. You also quite enjoy being the centre of attention, and are no stranger to a bit of flamboyance. (This might explain why it is such a favourite in our office …)

Most importantly, you typically channel a level of almost childlike optimism.

All things that, we think you’ll agree, we could all do with more of in general.

Saffron yellow socks on a yellow background

How do you wear yellow socks?

Want to add some yellow socks into your everyday look but unsure about how? Celebrity stylist Michael Fisher has some tips.

“Saffron yellow works really well with deep blues and browns, as well as olives, khakis and grey,” says Fisher. “For an easy off-duty autumn/winter look, try a tan overshirt or rain trench, with raw denim, a clean white shirt and Saffron socks.”

Feeling a bit bolder?

“Colour block your look,” he suggests. “Mustard socks with a similar mustard polo or sweater, and navy or tan jacket looks great and is really confident.”

Add some sunshine to your sock drawer and shop yellow socks here

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