The colors around us can play a big part in our mood, according to research undertaken by psychologists. Whether it’s the interior design in our home or office, or the clothes we wear, specific colors can make us feel happy, sad, angry, or lucky. If you want to surround yourself with colors that will make you feel good, these are the ones you need.
Let’s kick off with the happiest, sunniest color of the rainbow. Yellow is synonymous with feelings of joy, creativity, and positive energy. It’s believed that the luminous quality in the color yellow feels like warm sunshine, which then awakens all five of our senses. It can spark natural feelings of happiness and positive vibes, along with giving us a burst of creative energy. Try adding this color into your workplace if you need to be creative for long periods of the day. Alternatively, if you’re feeling a little glum, pop in a bright yellow pair of shoes or sweater. It’ll really brighten your mood (and your outfit) up!
This color works in similar ways to yellow, in the fact that it reminds us of sunshine and all things bright. Depending on the shade, it can also be seen as quite an inviting color that evokes a feeling of connection with others. This is the color you need in your life if you want to feel more sociable! However, be careful with how much orange you use and what shade. As it contains red, it can also make people feel overwhelmed or frustrated. Stick to more yellowy tones and just a sprinkling throughout a home or workplace, so that it doesn’t have the opposite effect.
If you wanted to feel rested, calm, and mindful, then you’re going to want to surround yourself with the color blue. We can often say we’re “feeling blue,” when we’re down, but when used correctly this color can make us feel extremely positive. You just need to make sure you balance blues with a warmer tone so that it doesn’t evoke feelings of apathy or pessimism. You’ll find that this color is also good for warding off insomnia and helping us sleep better. Blue bedrooms and pajamas are the way forward into the land of sweet dreams!
If you want to restore some balance into your life, then green will definitely lead the way. It has plenty of positive qualities, including making us feel renewed, refreshed, and peaceful. Plus, there aren’t really any downsides to using too much green in your interior design or clothing choices. The color green is thought of as a stress reducer, so it could be ideal in the workplace. Try bringing more green in with plants to boost the benefits even more.
It’s amazing how much difference certain colors can have on our moods. The next time you’re feeling a little down, try adding one of these colors into your home, office, or even your wardrobe. You might be surprised at what a difference it makes.