In any given society,
certain colours are assigned meanings of import and reverence.
In Chinese culture, red and gold / yellow are weighted of particular significance.
Red symbolizes good fortune and joy.
Gold / Yellow considered the most beautiful hue(s)
are said to create Yin and Yang-
two halves, which represent wholeness, harmony.
Associated also with the emperors of Imperial China
gold / yellow are equated with freedom from worldly cares.
(image from china.org.cn):
Of royal garb
(image from hnmuseum.com):
Gown of a noble lady
Western Han Dynasty (206 BC – 25 AD)
In addition, yellow is colour honoured in Chinese Buddhism-
a philosophy, which focuses on spiritual development and
a communion with nature.
Often worn as colour combination on Chinese garments-
to be attired in red and gold / yellow vibrancy
is to exude fashion confidence, balance, contentment.
Red, yellow / gold
Chinese Culture colourspeak
(photo by Tommy Ton):
Scarf in silk textile
red, bordered with gold
(photo by the urbanspotter):
Mandarin collared blouse
(image from freepeople):
Front split skirt
floral impact with red background
trimmed in black
(photo from the urbanspotter):
Red button front shirt
in flower bouquet motif