I love the dark green foliage as well, and in my little attempts at hybridizing that is one thing that I would like to have my plants display.
I am so proud of a cross I made, even though it has a plain Jane bloom, the foliage is beautiful, so something to work with in the future.I do find that sometimes adding milorganite can help green up plants, but it is really mostly a cultivar thing. Some plants just have light foliage and others darker foliage. Some daylilies have narrow leaves and some plants have very broad leaves, I prefer the dark green broad leaves that resist rust and leafstreak.
The leaves really should not be yellow looking, I made the mistake of mixing my rust spray incorrectly the last time I used it and it has caused my daylilies I sprayed it on to turn a lighter more yellow looking color. Hope that chemical spraying has not caused your problem.
Maybe improving the soil with organic matter, and a soil test and make sure they get plenty of water.