The Color Yellow

Yellow is considered the most beautiful color in Chinese culture. Yellow generates Yin and Yang, implying that it's the center of everything. Associated with, but ranked above brown, Yellow signifies neutrality and good luck.

Yellow was the symbolic color of the emperors of Imperial China. It not only decorates the robes and attire of the emperor, but is often the color painted onto palaces, altars and temples.

Yellow represents freedom from worldly cares and is celebrated in Buddhism. Monks' garments are Yellow, as are elements of Buddhist temples.

Huang Di, the Yellow Emperor, of Three Sovereigns and Five Emperors legend, is credited with founding Chinese civilization, teaching people skills by his inventions including the wheel, armor and weapons, ships, writing, the compass, and coined money.