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2019 - Your are my sunshine. Your Personal Colour Guide to the "Yellow" year ahead.

Updated: Aug 19, 2021

Courageous, joyful and light-hearted are actions and emotions to focus on for 2019.

2019 is a Yellow Year - 2+0+1+9= 12 = 1+2 = 3 = Yellow

Yellow is the colour of sunshine and the bringer of light and hope. It is the one who encourages us to think before we act, pay attention to detail and then reminds us to laugh and see joy wherever we can.

Ask yourself, how can I be more courageous, how can I step out into the world as my true self? What actions do I need to take in order to be and do this. And then re-asses and ask, does this person, this job, this situation, this place; bring me joy, does it make me smile and does it bring light to my life?

These are the questions that Yellow invites us and offers us to explore.

You can use the energy of the current colour year to help you personally by introducing the colour into your life, use it in the home as bold wall coverings or more subtle soft furnishings or photographs of sunrises and or sunsets.

"Beauty is being the best possible version of yourself, both inside and out."

Audrey Hepburn

You could be courageous and wear 2019. Yellow is not afraid of what others think and enjoys attracting attention. From sunshine through to honey and yolk, this colour always brightens our mood. Whilst it might not suit everyone as a head to toe look there are many ways to use it and to embrace it to make it your own.

Former 50's fashion model Tippi Hedren (left) perfectly captures the mood and beauty of yellow.

Pantone, for the last 20 years, has been giving us a "Colour of the Year" based on trends and social climates. This year it is Living Coral, a colour that invites to step out from behind the computer screens to reconnect in real-time spaces and places. It's playful, sociable, terribly optimistic and a tad indulgent.

Let's make it personal

So we've got the courage of Yellow and sociability of Coral, both of which create images of making it a year to party, have fun and be seen. Certainly we can tap into these energies for own development but what about you and your personal year colour, that needs to be added into the mix too!

Your personal year colour, is as it sounds, personal, it's closer to home and can guide you on how to make the most out of the next twelve months. Your year colour is about putting the colour to work for you in the best way possible.

Whatever your year colour, introduce it into your life in whichever way feels right for you, again the shade and tone of the colour is personal to you, there's no one definitive shade. Remember, keep it personal and make it count!

To discover the colour that will be working for you in 2019 you add the day and the month of your birthday to the current year, i.e:

12/4 becomes 1+2+4+(2019)2+0+1+9= 19 = 1+9 = 10 = 1+0= 1

A guide to your year colour

1 = Red

A year of new beginnings, what you do this will set the intention for the next 9 years. Be bold, be active and be daring!

2 = Orange

A year of relationships, this is a year to build new relationships and sort out the ones you do have. Make the relationships you have with people and things worthy of being with you. You are worth it!

3 = Yellow

A year of recognising your personal strength and power. Use this year to analyse who you are and what you have to offer the world. Then step out and shine!

4 = Green

A year to take stock, step back, and breathe. What have you achieved so far, give thanks. Let go of what no longer serves you, take time to relax and learn to go with the flow. Everything happens in its own right time.

5 = Blue

A year of speaking your truth. Draw on the courage of this yellow year to stand in your own truth, speak out loud and clear who you are and what you want. Find the song in your Soul and teach people your kind of music!

6 = Indigo

A year of going within. An indigo year invites us to turn inwards to look deep into our own depths of being. This year calls for you to look at the shadows that you have been running from, an indigo year holds up the mirror!

7 = Violet

A year of coming out! The metamorphosis of indigo has passed, let the butterfly in all its majestic glory step forth. This is a year of inspiration and recognising all that you are and all that you have to offer, own it, and step out onto centre stage!

8 = Rose

A year of The Lover! A rose year invites us to look at our life through the eyes of love, do you love what you do and the people and things you surround yourself with? A rose year invites you out into the world. A great year for international connections and relations!

9 = Gold

A year of endings. So, here we are at the end of a nine year cycle, this is a year to look back to see what you have learnt over the past years and what you are taking with you into the next new cycle. Be wise in the knowledge that this year is the year to share what you know. This year is the year!


By working with the combined colour energies of 2019 and your personal year colour you can blossom and unfold the life you were born to live.

As Marianne Williamson reminds us,

"And when we let our own light shine,

we unconsciously give permission for others to do the same"

Here's wishing you a joyful and happy 2019,

I look forward to connecting with you sometime, somewhere.

Colourfully yours,


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