Every time I venture into the city, I’m always engulfed in a sea of black. Men in black business suits taking on their phones. Women in black winter coats hurrying to meetings, their black stilettos clickety-clacking on the city streets.
I know what you’re going to say: Black looks professional! Black is slimming!
Well, black is also BORING!
So instead of play-it-safe neutrals, inject pops of colour into your life. It’s uplifting. It’s invigorating. It’s fresh. It can take you from drab to feeling fab!
A bold shade of lippy. Bright cushions on your sofa. A bowl of fruit salad. A colourful scarf. Fresh flowers on the dining table…
I tend to choose jewel tones – emerald greens, turquoise blues, ruby reds and deep purples.
Those who know about colour therapy swear by the positive effects colours can have on your psyche. It’s simple, really.
White = purity
Yellow = warmth
Green = balance
Blue = calm
Red = energy
Right now, I’m totally into Marimekko. Its Unniko print has been around for 50 years and small wonder – it’s so bright and cheerful, you’ve got to love it!
Do you stick to neutrals when it comes to your wardrobe? What colours do you gravitate towards and why?