Colour the World with Love
You've heard the phrases before Green with Envy Paint the town red He's black or white Everything's grey, not sure where I stand
Colours are around us all the time and can change our mood completely. Ever been to an aquarium and totally chilled by the end of the visit, the blues and greens are so tranquil. Or maybe it's a bright coloured scarf that a friend or colleague is wearing you look at it a lot and feel a smile on your face.
We all have different reactions to colours some are the general social and the others are cultural. For instance, red, sense of danger and urgency. But it might also remind you of being at home when watching the wizard of oz and those red shoes.
Colour can lift our spirits or make us a bit meh. When someone asks you your favourite colour, is beige or black the answer, I doubt it. So how come most of our wardrobes are full of those bland colours or our houses have magnolia walls? Are we afraid of using colour to express ourselves? Colouring and painting when we were younger with bright yellow and deep reds, piercing blues and emerald greens, some associate bringing colours into our adults lives as a bit of a childish thing.
So how can we as adults bring in more colour to our lives?
IF YOU’RE SAD, ADD MORE LIPSTICK, AND ATTACK
– Coco Channel
Why not try a new lipstick colour- a purple or bright pink. Poundland or Wilkos has some great lipsticks cheap so you can try out the colours without breaking the bank.
JEWELLERY HAS THE POWER TO BE THIS ONE LITTLE THING THAT CAN MAKE YOU FEEL UNIQUE
– Jannie Kwon
Jewellery is the Explanation Point of a Girls Outfit
Have a beige or black outfit and want a pop of colour. Why not go for something with a bit of an oomph. so be got some lovely pieces from Primark, Sainsburys and ASDA, all inexpensive. I love the rings in Sainsbury's and Bon Marche, they make a statement but not too showy to so that you cannot wear them during the day.
Thanks, Avon, for this infographic – helping determine what’s the best length for certain tops.
A WOMAN IS HELPLESS ONLY WHILE HER NAIL POLISH IS DRYING
So many nail polishes, not enough fingers
Like the lipstick and jewellery, want to try and colour out, why not try a popping nail colour. If you get your nails done at the salon, standing in front of that wall of nail varnish is daunting and like Sophies Choice. Do you go with something understated or something different? Why not ask the person doing your nails, go for something opposite you normally would? It’s just your nails and you can always change it if you don't like it.
GIVE A GIRL THE RIGHT PAIR OF SHOES AND SHE'LL CONQUER THE WORLD
Strap on some heels, slide your feet into some pumps and give your outfit some colour. I recently purchased some hot pink loafers in the sale from NEXT. Love them and actually have a few outfits I can pull together including them.
To help you with this and keep in mind when deciding, some key points:
The occasion you dressing for, strappy sandals and showy footwear, probably isn’t the best place for work. Or flip flops on a date. Think of the environment and go with what’s comfortable, nothing worse than blisters on your feet while at work or dancing the night away
What’s in season? No not vegetables – those suede boots that were always on your feet in the winter, put them away when it comes to late spring and summer and get the sandals out. Obviously there’s nothing wrong with wearing open toe shows through fall if you know you’re going to indoors and not wading through town in puddles.
There’s some help with colours (credit to liveaboutdocom (link below)
Black shoes: nearly anything except pastels and some earth tones -- but even then, if black is repeated elsewhere in the outfit, black shoes can be a dynamic choice.
Brown shoes: shades of tan, brown, beige, orange, greens, and darker earth tones.
Tan/Light Brown shoes: lighter earth tones, blue, beige, lighter tan or white.
Cream/Taupe shoes: whites, light neutrals, and pastels.
White shoes: light neutrals, brights, and pastels.
Silver shoes: pastels, as well as with white, black, blues and purples.
Gray shoes: blacks, blues, greys, reds, as well as some purples and yellows.
Gold shoes: greens, reds, browns, and they usually look good with black and white as well.
Stimpert, Desiree. "How to Select the Right Shoes for Your Clothing." ThoughtCo, Sep. 28, 2019, thoughtco.com/how-to-select-the-right-shoes-for-your-clothing-2988930.
COLOUR IS A POWER WHICH DIRECTLY INFLUENCES THE SOUL
Colouring books for adults are a thing and honestly are amazing. It has so many benefits, did you know as adults it's like a meditative state and helps with stress and anxiety? Here are some pages for you to give it ago. I swear by this, it really calms me down and stops me from constantly looking at my phone.
Adult colouring books can help with several emotional and mental health issues. For many, boredom, lack of structure, and stress. The time and focus that adult colouring takes, can help the individual remove the focus from the negative issues and habits and focus them in a safe and productive way. It utilizes areas of the brain that enhance focus and concentration. It also helps with problem-solving and organizational skills. Here's a website with some free pages you can print: