5 Colours You Should Wear to Boost Your Mood

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On those days you wake up feeling low, wouldn’t it be amazing if there was a way to instantly flip your frown upside down?

Well, actually, there is — and it involves wearing certain colours.

You see, different hues on the colour wheel are proven to pick you up more than you realise. Some studies even suggest we feel colours more than we see them.

This is precisely why you should try to include one or more of the following tones in your next outfit — and be prepared to have your mood boosted. Pronto.

1. Sunshine Yellow

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Firstly, let’s start with the obvious.

Because yellow is renowned as the colour of happiness, wear this sunny shade when you’re feeling particularly dark and dreary as an immediate way to cheer you up.

Even if you’re not ready to embrace a head-to-toe look, consider incorporating a radiant shoe or accessory to ultimately show your blues who’s boss.

2. Crisp White

Speaking of needing an immediate “glow,” wearing white works wonders.

Not only is white light-reflecting and will bring brightness to a dull morning, but it’s also a simple and clean hue that is easy to wear and goes with anything.

Just avoid all-white ensembles if you’re especially clumsy. (Hey, it happens to the best of us…) 

3. Vivacious Violet

Want to increase your energy? Choose violet as your outfit colour of choice.

After all, violet is a very stimulating hue that can be very beneficial for your productivity levels. It’s also supposed to help get your creative juices flowing.

Therefore, if you’re lacking inspiration at work or have a home to-do list a mile long, include this purple tone in your aesthetic to get results.

4. Gorgeous Light Green

Spoiler alert: there’s a reason why spending time amongst nature is considered good for your mental health. In essence, green is a calming colour, which can remind you of spring trees and flowers when you wear it.

When you’re stressed or anxious, why not try putting on a skirt, dress or blouse in a leafy print?

Trust us, it won’t be long before you’re feeling refreshed and uplifted. 

5. Zesty Orange

Finally, orange is an intense hue that builds excitement and attracts attention, just like other warming colours.

However, it’s more soothing than red, for example, which can feel a little too overpowering and energy-draining.

Want to boost your enthusiasm and motivation for the day ahead? Opt for an orange outfit piece — and rest assured that you’re promoting nothing but positive vibes! 

Finding the Outfit Colours That Make You Happy

Even though there are multiple suggestions when it comes to the colours you should wear to boost your mood, it’s up to you to find out what works for you.

The best way to do this is to experiment with different options.

And then you can successfully kiss goodbye to your bad temper, and say hello to a happier, healthier you.

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Have a great day!

About the writer

Katie Davies is a British freelance writer who has built a career creating lifestyle content that caters to the modern woman. When she's not sipping coffee, shopping or exploring a new city, you'll probably find her blogging about her fashion and travel adventures at www.trendytourist.co.uk.