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Beat the winter blues with colour

January is often reported to be the most depressing month of the entire year. By the end of the month new year's resolutions have been broken, the weather shows no signs of improvement and the festive spirit has well and truly worn off.

Why not fight the blues? Colour is known to have an enormous effect on our mood, with everyone from psychologists to big businesses recognising the importance of hitting the right colour note. Wearing colour is a surefire way to cheer up yourself and everyone around you, so pick your colour to enhance your mood!

Yellow 

Energetic, happy and full of vitality, yellow is a brilliant mood booster. It also increases optimism. All in all the perfect shade to get you out of that January rut!

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Kettlewell items shown: canary yellow Mid Cascade, primrose Fine Cotton Tee, soft gold Cashmere Gauze Stole, acid yellow Long Vest Top

Kettlewell 'We Love Yellow' Pinterest board found here

Green

The colour of energy, life and the natural environment. Wearing green will help you get up and going in the morning and keep you feeling positive all day long

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Kettlewell items shown: apple Cashmere Gauze Stole, mineral green Cosy Cotton Top, leaf Paris Textured Jacket, emerald Merino Crossover

Kettlewell 'We Love Green' Pinterest Board found here

Blue 

Feeling a little wrung out? Blue is thought to be a calming, serene colour, which will soothe your senses and ease your mood.

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Kettlewell items shown: cobalt blue Camisole, serenity Mid Cascade, sultry navy Tasha Top, sapphire Silky Crew Neck

Kettlewell 'We Love Blue' Pinterest board found here

Red 

Increase your energy and confidence with this vibrant shade. Perfect if you've got that all important meeting coming up and need to wow!

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Kettlewell items shown: poppy Long Camisole, cranberry Alexa Zip Jacket, true red Silky Crew Neck, cochineal Cashmere Gauze Stole

Kettlewell 'We Love Red' Pinterest board found here

White  

The ideal shade if you're trying to keep up motivation for a detox or health kick, as white makes us think of cleanliness, purity and a calm happy medium mood, neither over-energised nor sloth-like.

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Kettlewell items shown: soft white Cosy Cotton Top, soft white Cashmere Gauze Stole, antique white Cara V Neck, white Lace Camisole

Kettlewell 'We Love White Pinterest board found here

Kathy on Jan 27, 2018 11:31 AM

I love this kind of article. Seeing the different shades of each colour that suit the various 'seasons' helps me put my own season in perspective, and I can actually feel the different emotional energy in each colour. I have never enjoyed clothes as much as I do with Kettlewell!