As summer comes to an end and we head into the colder months, we could all use a thing or two to brighten up our day and boost our mood. We all have natural reactions to colour—a clear blue sky can make us feel relaxed and peaceful while a bunch of bright yellow daffodils can fill us with optimism. So, it’s no surprise that the colours that you surround yourself with, can have an impact on your mood.

Paint the town red

Red is an invigorating colour that is associated with passion, fun and energy. It is an auspicious colour in many Asian countries and is thought to bring good luck. It attracts attention and is a great way to warm up an autumn or winter outfit. 

Blue hues

Blue is a colour that is associated with water and sky. Strong colours like royal blue, peacock and turquoise can have a stimulating effect and make you feel refreshed and energised while paler, lighter blues can be calming and relaxing.

Markle

Energise your outfit with our Markle boots in Peacock 

Add sunshine to your day

Yellow can often be seen in nature. It’s the colour of sunflowers, daffodils, lemons and bees and is associated with sunshine, spring and feelings of happiness and optimism. 

Cotton-rich Softhold® Socks

Brighten up your day with a pair of Cotton-rich Softhold® Socks in Maize

Down to earth brown

Brown creates a sense of stability and support. It’s warm and friendly, practical and dependable, and can also represent tradition and timelessness. 

Get inspired with purple

A combination of red and blue, purple sits exactly between the two shades on the colour wheel. It’s thought to help us with our creativity and is often seen as being a spiritual colour. It’s also associated with royalty, nobility, luxury, power and ambition

Five easy ways to brighten up your day

1. Flamboyant footwear

Wearing a pair of bright, wide fit shoes or boots is an easy way to add a pop of colour to your outfit and improve your mood. Loganberry, clarets and reds will help to warm up your autumn wardrobe or why not feel in the pink with a pair of our Holly slippers.

Holly

Holly slippers in Pink Check 

2. Colourful clothes and accessories

You don’t have to wear bright colours from head to toe but adding a brightly coloured top, tights, scarf or bag to your outfit is a great way to combat a cold, grey day. 

Healthy Back Bag

Lift your mood with our Healthy Back Bag in Red

3. Paint a room or a piece of furniture

Instead of staying safe with beige, white or grey, why not try brightening up a room, and your mood, with a lively colour such as yellow, orange, bright pink or red. If the shade is too strong to cover an entire room, you could just paint one wall to give you a splash of colour or even just paint a piece of furniture. 

Interior of modern living room with pillows on sofa

Add some zing to your room with a vibrant orange wall

4. Accessorise your room with colourful cushions

A colourful cushion, throw or pair of curtains can balance out white or grey walls and put you in a livelier mood.

Colourful pillows

Cheer yourself up with bright cushions

5. Cook some colourful food

Improve your mood and health with some rainbow-colored recipes. Eating a variety of foods will help you get essential nutrients and, by doing so, you’ll naturally embrace a broad colour palette. Fruits and vegetables are particularly colourful, so a rainbow plate can help you towards your 5-a-day. Plus, you’re more likely to enjoy eating an attractive meal.

Fruit and vegetable rainbow

Add some colour to your kitchen and cuisine

There are many ways in which you can use colour in your everyday life to improve your mood. To recap, some of the easiest ways to brighten up your day include:

  • Wearing colourful boots and shoes 

  • Adding a bright top or accessory to your outfit 

  • Painting a room or a piece of furniture a vibrant shade

  • Colourful cushions or curtains can brighten up your mood 

  • Eat a rainbow diet