Shades Of Yellow- The New Gold For Festive Wear

Bright-joyous-energetic- that’s the vibe surrounding the colour of the sun-yellow! This summery hue is nowadays one of the most preferred and adored colours for festive wear. Apart from its warm and peppy semantics, yellow is also an intrinsic part of the Indian culture. The colour of turmeric, the foundation tone of precious metal gold- yellow symbolizes prosperity and opulence. Yellow marigold flowers form an essential component for religious rituals while this colour also makes a popular palette for festive wear.

A number or religious and wedding rituals like the Haldi ceremony dictate wearing a yellow bridal outfit. These days, given the popularity of theme based weddings even bridesmaids and attendees follow the same colour code- thus making this pious event look like a flood of sunshine!

Yellow is the new golden

Celebrations in India are an ostentatious affair and golden is one of the most prominent colours spotted during such occasions. Gold jewellery-artefacts and outfits detailed with metallic yarns are an integral part of Indian festivities. Golden- the- colour of wealth is widely used for ornamenting wedding sarees, lehenga and suits in the form of zardozi embroidery, zari weaves, shimmery thread work and lace edges.

From time to time people’s craving for something different in fashion brings about new trending colour palettes and this festive season it’s all about shades of yellow. From light pastels to dark mustard, yellow with its high-spirited aura and fiery appeal- is this season’s golden. If you find this colour too loud or you feel that it won’t complement your skin then you must definitely scroll down and find the tone that is meant of you- for under the vastness of the sun (pun intended) there’s something for everyone!

Shades of Yellow


This is one of the brightest shades of yellow- the colour of lemon instantly sparks a feeling of freshness. This shade is suitable for light as well as pale skin and can be worn during the daytime, especially for outdoor events. For a family wedding, you can pick a lemon yellow silk lehenga choli while for a pre-wedding bash or puja a yellow cotton or cotton silk Anarkali suit can be worn. For accessories it is better to stick to pastels and muted tones- Pearl jewellery tends to uplift lemon tones well!


Pastel Yellow

This shade is meant for those who want to reflect sunshine without looking loud. A lovely balance of subtleness and vibrancy- pastel yellow emanates classy vibes and is ideal for contemporary themed parties. To accentuate your ‘modern diva’ look, pick a silhouette that is designed on the lines of fusion, like a floor length suit with softer details or a high front slit anarkali suit.


The best thing about pastel yellow is that is goes well with all skin tones. For accessories, stick to shades of white and cream for an overall elegant appeal.

Pineapple Yellow

Slightly darker than the shade of lemon; pineapple yellow has strong tropical vibes. This shade is one of those that will get you instantly spotted in a crowd! You can don this colour for cultural get-togethers and occasions like Garba events happening during Navratri if you wish to get all the attention.

Pineapple yellow is quite vibrant and you need loads of confidence to carry it well!


One of the most popular shades of yellow- mustard is the colour of this season! Standing out with its paleness and dark undertones, it can be worn during any time of the day unlike the lighter tones of yellow that are suited only for daytime wear.

Apart from being a trending colour, mustard also has deep cultural significance. A mustard silk saree ornamented with shimmery zari weaves is suitable for religious ceremonies.

Looking at its contemporary side, you can pick a mustard yellow kurti for an informal celebration and pair it with colourful tassel jewellery for an Indo-Bohemian look. To make it more dramatic, you can even add a vibrant head band!

Canary Yellow

A deeper tone- canary yellow reflects the glory of the setting sun. A canary yellow outfit like a majestic abaya style suit is ideal for outdoor as well as indoor functions held under the dazzle of crystalline lights.  You must definitely get your hands on canary for this shade goes very well with Indian skin tones!

Golden Yellow

One of the most auspicious shades of yellow, this tone forms the traditional bridal outfit colour for a number of Indian communities. A lot of south Indian brides prefer wearing a golden yellow Kanchipuram sari for their wed-lock ceremony.


Quite different from other tones of yellow, honey has inherently soothing vibes. It slightly differs from mustard, being a little softer and with a hint of orange. Honey complements medium to darker skin tones and has a balanced traditional as well as modern appeal.

These are some of the trending shades of yellow. But the assortment does not end here! There’s blonde, daffodil yellow, butterscotch, banana, bumblebee and so many more shades to explore under this fiery umbrella hue. Blending it with the equally wide assortment of ethnic wear like- ombre sarees, half and half sarees, jacket suits, palazzo sets, etc, you have a pool of options to choose from and rock it this festive season!

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