It is very, very bright. Maybe too intense for me. I think using the zingy, almost neon yellow made the pattern go from a spicy Spanish/Moorish feel to a pop art geometric one, and it seemed more appropriate to go with short sleeves, which was fairly easy to adapt. I just measured where I wanted the sleeves to be, sewed up the sides and picked up stitches, doing six rounds of 2 x 2 rib to match the neck.
It definitely was a satisfying and fun pattern to knit and I do think the colours go well together; I'm just not sure that they really look well on me. I wore it today when it was cloudy and gray and a bit chilly and I felt very self-conscious that I was somehow too bright. I may change my mind on a sunny summer afternoon though - it could look nice over a flowing cotton skirt. Someday I will knit this again in wool with the full sleeves because it would make a lovely fall sweater.