14 Products To Colour You Happy
Brighten up your surroundings with some entry level chromotherapy
words Heather Gwyther
Life is boring – not to mention limited – in black and white, but that’s not the only reason to love colour: it’s actually a form of therapy: chromotherapy. Like the vast majority of alternative therapies, colour therapy has been around for aeons, with roots in both ancient Egypt and Indian philosophy. The ancient Egyptians constructed sun-drenched rooms with coloured glass to treat a variety of maladies, while Indian philosophy takes the view that the seven colours of the colour wheel enhance our chakras.
These days, colour therapy is either done through sight alone with the hope that this will induce the desired response (we all do this unintentionally on a regular basis: think of how nice it feels to see a blue sky) or by directing certain colours onto the body to treat a variety of ailments. The best thing about the former technique? It can be kickstarted completely independently, with small additions to make you feel good. Without further ado, here is your colour therapy shopping list.
Teal Smile Candle
Get Wavy Candle - Mint And Pink, Wavey Casa
Cool tones are often used for calming purposes by colour therapists, but that’s not to say they’re dull – just look at this candle.
Cheers to Yellow Glasses
HAY | TINT GLASSES SET OF 2 IN LIGHT YELLOW, Earl of East
In colour therapy, yellow is supposed to enhance and lift your mood. When we look at these glasses, that makes perfect sense.
Pastel Candles in Calming Tones
Twist Candle Set of 5 - Arctic Blue, Teal, Pink, HAY
No dinner party is complete without a tablescape and no tablescape is complete with candles. HAY’s are particularly heavenly, and the cool tones of these will induce a calming effect to ensure that not one of your guests has a “what a sad little life, Jane” moment.
Pangaia Hoody in Calming Pistachio
365 Sweatshirt in Pistachio, Pangaia
With an array of PANGAIA sweatshirts at your disposal, you could essentially set up your own colour therapy practice.
Orange Hoody for Bold Moves
Bronson Sherpa Hood, Stussy
There’s no need to steal someone else’s hoody when you have a perfectly good Stüssy one of your own. We wear the coral one when we want to feel energised and the navy when we want to chill.
Zip Up in Lilac
No Doubt Tracksuit Top, House Of Sunny
While darker tones of purple signify regality, light purple has a distinctly romantic energy. Don’t blame us if people fall in love with you when you’re wearing this lilac House of Sunny tracksuit top, basically.
Neutral Toned Radio
Revival iStream 3, Roberts
Nothing beats blasting the radio for a mood boost. To add a bit of chromotherapy to the experience, pick a Roberts radio in a colour to suit your needs, whether that’s yellow for reinvigoration or pale blue to soothe.
Retinol in Purple
Bakuchiol Booster, BYBI
If you’re at a stage in life where you’re considering bakuchiol (a natural alternative to retinol), chances are you’re somewhat wise. Boost that feeling of wisdom with bakuchiol packaged in purple.
Dull Faace Cleanser, Wearefaace
Set eyes on the pistachio packaging of this cleanser-cum-mask and you will feel instantly relaxed – and that’s before you even start pampering yourself with it.
Colour Pop Long Sleeved T
Long Sleeve T-Shirt Quintino, Napapijri
Nature is healing, but if you can’t get to the good stuff IRL, there’s always this Napapijri top. And the fact that purple signifies wisdom, bravery and spirituality makes it even better.
Smiley Rug ;)
Yellow Happy Face Rug, Wavey Casa
Whether you have this in your bedroom or bathroom, it’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face and not just because it literally is a smiley face: yellow is used by chromotherapists to promote happiness and optimism.
Pink Case, Wild
Pink to make everyone wink! Uplifting colours like this are there to make us all feel good, especially whenever we're going to reach for our natural deodorant. And, if you’re that way inclined, you can also get this case personalised.
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