Happy colours to boost your mood

Feeling fatigued?  Burnt out? Perhaps you are experiencing low self-esteem or struggling to self-motivate. These are all common emotions to feel following periods of unrest and uncertainty. Investing time and money in self-care rituals is proven to bolster your disposition. Alongside fitness and great nutrition, I recommend wearing three happy colours to boost your mood.

Harnessing the power of colour can have such a positive effect on your mood due to the strength of wavelength, frequency and energy found in colours, as opposed to cloaking yourself in black and grey.


Charlotte Broadbent in red coat

Items shown are from Charlotte's own wardrobe.

Wearing red releases high energy and adrenalin into your system. It has the longest wavelength therefore promotes excitement, dynamism, confidence and action. Red is a glorious colour choice if you are feeling de-motivated or lethargic. When thinking about styling, layer red through jumpers and coats.

Charlotte Broadbent in Whistles SS20 red jumper

Charlotte wears Whistles jumper from SS20 collection. Brand available in-store.


Charlotte Broadbent in SS20 Esprit and Forever New pink look

Charlotte wears Esprit camisole and cardigan, Forever New trousers and UGG sneakers from SS20 collections. Brands available in-store.

As an alternative to red, pink represents a softer, feminine emotion – more playful, sincere and affectionate.  Wear pink when you want to be more romantic, tender and charming.  If you’re feeling aggressive or short-tempered, pink can help soften your mood.  A great tip is to wear a head-to-toe pink look to really harness its energy. Try tonal dressing; rose or baby pink knits or blouses twinned with darker pinks, like fuchsia, on the bottom half through trousers or joggers.


Charlotte Broadbent in Whistles SS20 green dress

Charlotte wears Whistles dress from SS20 collection. Brand available in-store.

Green relates to the heart chakra and emits a more compassionate, nurturing, calming emotion. Your eyes need no adjustment when you look at green, and so is a super colour choice when you are feeling anxious or stressed as it instils peace and serenity. Beautiful bright green dresses or khaki jumpsuits are both easy ways to wear this shade.

 Charlotte Broadbent wears Whistles jumpsuit from SS20 collection

Charlotte wears Whistles jumpsuit from SS20 collection. Brand available in-store. 

Charlotte’s top tips to embrace happy colours to boost your mood

1. Wear your happy colours on your top half which reflect onto your face for a rosy, luminescent appearance.

2. Avoid black, for me it can be quite a dull shade. It is devoid of all light and absorbs your energy rather than transmitting powerful feelings.

3. Create surprising outfits – pair opposite shades from the colour wheel spectrum:

 Colour wheel spectrum

Colour spectrum combinations: Purple and Yellow; Red and Green; Blue and orange

Charlotte Broadbent in yellow and purple look

Charlotte Broadbent in blue and orange

Items shown are from Charlotte's own wardrobe.

4. Opt out of gloomy greys.  Grey is the colour of conformity and has no personality of its own.

5. Hack your wardrobe. Rediscover your colourful pieces that ignite joy. Be colourful every day rather than saving pieces for best.

For more mood-boosting colour outfit inspiration check out Charlotte's blog, or scroll through her Instagram grid for a quick style schooling fix.