It’s not news that colors and patterns have unique effects on human psychology. While some colors are believed to induce depression, others are associated with relieving stress and boosting the mood. This science of color is worth taking into consideration not only while picking out your home décor but also while picking out your outfit, especially in times like these when it is easy to feel low and demotivated. So, to help you stay pumped up and enthusiastic all through this quarantine, we’ve rounded up the colors and prints (after much research) that will make your stay-at-home experience a joyful one. Scroll down to find out…
Say yes to yellows
According to psychology, yellow is considered one of the happiest hues on the color wheel as it is the color of the sun and is thus meant to evoke feelings of positivity, optimism and joy. Try this hue in a maxi dress for maximum appeal or opt for tops and throws with dramatic detailing to help your spirits soar through the day.
Botanical prints to the rescue
So what if you can’t continue ticking the places off your wanderlust wish list? Bring a little bit of the outdoors inside with the help of your clothing to keep your hopes up. Try tropical palms or fresh florals on everything from skirts to dresses to shirts. P.S. more is merrier, so don’t punish yourself if you want to layer these up when times get tough!
Blues to ward off your blues
Pantone picked anti-anxiety blue as the color of the year for a reason – it is known to have a calming effect on the wearer. So, if you’re struggling to keep your sanity while staying in, this is the color for you. From electric to ethereal, give every shade of this color the test run and we promise you won’t be disappointed.
Life’s a party with playful prints
You know you can always count on your favorite cartoons to bring back happy memories from down the memory lane and awaken the child within. Try tees and tops smattered with inherently uplifting slogans, doodles and cartoon characters. You can’t have too many of these so remember to stock these up in every color and style!
This hue is possibly the most important one on this list. Why? You ask. It’s because pink is associated with compassion, love and kindness – something we all need a little extra of in times like these. Not just that, this color was also quite the hit on the runways in the current seasons, so why don’t you pick out a dress or a jumpsuit in the prettiest pink and watch your heart warm up!