Have you found yourself gravitating towards a particular colour during the many months of lockdown?
Orange is my favourite colour and I was surprised looking back it wasn’t the colour that I was drawn to during lockdown. The colour that nourished me was yellow!
On reflection, I think I love that it’s always so happy and it must have been what I needed. I love that colour doesn’t know what’s going on and yellow never failed to waved me a ‘cheery hello’ whenever I saw it. I feel I connected to its sense of optimism and I realised it was really important for me during this time to remain optimistic in the wish for a better world, a kinder world than the one we left behind.
I found I was wearing my yellow t-shirt more than I ever have and every week I would buy either a bunch of daffodils, tulips or chrysanthemums. Lately it’s been roses.
The interesting thing about colour, you’re drawn towards the colour that’s giving you the energy you need at that time to support how you’re feeling or how you want to feel.
My favourite colour is actually orange but I wasn’t drawn to its playful, fun energy. What I needed was the optimistic cheeriness of yellow.
This is a simple but beautiful example of how colour can support us no matter what we are going through whether that’s a cheery pick me up, a boost of confidence or to soothe the mind, colour is such an amazing resource that we have at our finger tips.
That’s the power of colour psychology.
I’d love to know what’s been your go to colour? And just as interesting, was it your go to colour before lockdown? What do you feel your colour was giving you, nourishing you with?
Wishing you a colourful week!
Wishing you a colourful day,