During chilly winter months, you might find yourself experiencing a downturn in your mood… a lack of interest in many activities… or maybe even feel disconnected from family and friends.
But don’t let it get you down. According to Nancy Stone, Ph.D., a simple change in colors can help brighten your mood and stimulate peaceful feelings. Here are some suggestions:
- For energy: Get reds and purples. These two colors stimulate your body to produce more adrenaline and can be useful in home offices, entryways or small sitting rooms. Try to avoid them in the bedroom, where you would rather relax.
- For happiness: Go green and yellow. Using the colors of the outdoors and sunshine can help produce happier feelings. Ideal for any room. Or just try adding a rug, throw pillow or artwork in any room for a fresh inspiration.
- For calmness: Choose blue. The color of the sea and sky naturally evokes calm, soothing feelings. It can work well in any room where you want to relieve stress.