Beautiful Large Sunflower Design Antique French Art Deco Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: French Rugs, Circa Date: Early 20th Century – Suited to the pop art tastes that would follow, this vibrant French Art Deco rug features a contemporary color palette of sunny yellow, bubblegum pink, cocoa brown, spring green and ivory. Cheery daisies, delicate rosebuds and stylized blossoms arranged in a naturalistic composition decorate the field replacing the need for a formal medallion and ornate borders, a whimsy typical of vintage rugs. This thoroughly modern Art Deco carpet has unique precursors that hint toward the minimalist trends and pop art fashions that emerged later in the 20th century. This casual French rug woven in the 1920’s features an exotic floral design and a fresh color palette with tremendous Art Deco appeal.
Temperatures may be hovering around the warm mark, but we can already feel spring in the air. And what signals the change of season more than the yellow blossoms of this vintage Art Deco rug. The pretty print lifts or spirits and perfectly welcomes spring. “Yellow is psychologically the happiest color in the color spectrum,” writes psychologist Kate Smith.
Indeed, the color holds a wide range of positive symbolic meanings. It signals happiness, vitality and wisdom. Yellow colors stimulate the mind and encourage conversation. And these translate into design as well, penetrating decor, fashion and art. Rooms in a yellow, dandelion or gold emit warmth, and evokes feelings of well-being. The trick works with painting too, as famed painter Vincent van Gogh proved during his yellow period in Arles, France. In clothing, the hue works as an attention grabber, boldly declaring optimism and pleasure from the wearer.
But yellow is a complicated color. According to a survey of Americans and Europeans, only six percent of people say it’s their favorite. In fact, seven percent called yellow their least favorite. Surprising, as it represents some of our most pleasant feelings.