Jules Standish Colour Consultant
Shades: crimson, scarlet, ruby, poppy, blood, pillar box, tomato, burgundy, true, bright, orange-red, brick, garnet, vermillion
Some positive benefits: energizing, stimulating, stand out, creates drama, confidence-boosting, is passionate, warms up a room
When to choose red: for a job interview, a promotion, a first date, as a tonic, getting motivated or active, showing you are driven, giving you confidence, making an entrance.
Shades: tangerine, peach, apricot, coral, bright, terracotta, burnt, pumpkin
Some positive benefits: uplifting, sociable, optimistic, daring, adventurous, fun-loving, warming, friendly
When to choose orange: for any social gathering, recovering from a trauma, bringing some optimism into your life, to feel happier, starting a new project.
Shades: primrose, gold, daffodil, mustard, amber, bright, neon, buttercup, canary, honey
Some positive benefits: joyful, mentally stimulating, boosts creativity, brings the sunshine in
When to choose yellow: for clarity of mind, brightening up your life, creative thinking, overcoming fear, studying and exams.
Shades: bottle, apple, mint, emerald, jade, sea, grass, forest, pine, olive, khaki, lime
Some positive benefits: friendly, balancing, harmonious, refreshing, humanitarian, restful
When to choose green: for clear balanced decision making, opening your heart center, de-cluttering, to increase productivity at work, any new beginnings.
Shades: cobalt, sky, navy, turquoise, aqua, cornflower, periwinkle, electric, royal, denim, midnight
Some positive benefits: trustworthy, reliable, good communicator, diplomatic, calming, relaxes the nervous system, helps to feel in control
When to choose blue: for a job interview, a first date, making a speech, needing to communicate openly, sitting exams.
Shades: ultraviolet, lavender, lilac, mauve, mulberry, deep
Some positive benefits: innovative, regal, luxurious, dreamy, inspiring, creative, meditative
When to choose purple: for any form of mediation, calming exercises like yoga, meditation or spiritual work, showing natural leadership
(Not actually a rainbow colour but we can’t possibly leave it out)
Shades: barbie, bubblegum, hot, fuchsia, magenta, rose, carnation, salmon, coral, flamingo, strawberry
Some positive benefits: loving, compassionate, kind, fun loving, feminine, empowering
When to choose pink: if you work in a caring sector or a charity, need to show kindness or compassion, to boost your own sense of empowerment and show an independent spirit