The difference the right colour can make.

Have you ever experienced a change in mood based on the colours you come into contact with? According to colour psychology, colours can have a powerful impact on moods, feelings and emotions with the right ones being used to great effect—whilst some reactions are highly personal there are some colours that have a universal impact, those that are known to influence mood and even physiological functioning, and the right colours really can make all the difference.

The colour spectrum is broken down into two halves—warm colours (reds, yellows and oranges) and cool colours (blues, greens and purples). Warm colours can evoke a range of feelings from warmth and comfort to anger and hostility, whilst cool colours are associated with feelings of calmness, creativity and even sadness. It often comes down to the specific shade and the context in which it’s used, but the psychological effect of colours can be useful in a whole range of situations—choosing the right colours in your interior design scheme can be a great way to enhance your home, for example (light purple is incredibly peaceful and could be ideal in a home office, whilst yellows and oranges are associated with appetite and could be perfect for the kitchen) and colours are also regularly utilised in marketing campaigns to evoke the desired feelings in the target audience.

Whilst a lot of psychologists question colour psychology, it can’t be denied that certain colours can have a profound impact on your mood. This can particularly be the case when you’re wearing them—slap on a bright coat, dress or top and you’ll instantly feel brighter and more confident, and at this time of year it’s the perfect opportunity to update your wardrobe with some fresh spring colours. Our lightweight duffle coats could therefore be a great investment, with them coming in a range of bright colours that are perfect for the season, so find the right colour for you and you could soon experience the difference.