Greenery. That’s the colour of the year according to Pantone. I’ve always loved green, and I’m looking forward to writing about it. But first, can we spare a thought for yellow?
Yellow has been on my mind a lot lately. What does yellow make you think of? For me it’s sunshine, daffodils, lemons and smiley faces. It’s such a happy colour. And I think we need a bit of that in winter, don’t we?
Is it possible to make yourself feel happy just by looking at a colour? Maybe. It depends what you define as happy. I’m a firm believer in the little things. Looking at a jug of daffodils probably won’t change your life, but it’ll give you a fleeting moment of light and happiness. Catching enough of these moments can make all the difference.
So how about embracing a little bit of yellow this week? Wear it, look at it, eat it.
Wear a hint of yellow with your winter clothes. People always say yellow is hard to wear. But anyone can wear a little hint of yellow. These are my favourites:
Choose a bunch of yellow flowers. A cheap and cheerful bunch of daffs, some carnations or a pretty primrose. Costs less than a cup of coffee and makes you feel better too.
Buy some lemons. Make a lemon drizzle cake, drink hot water with lemon or a G&T with ice and a slice. The colour and flavour is so uplifting!
Does yellow make you happy too?