Posted by Ros Connors

Listen: how paint colours can reduce stress, minimise sleep disruption and combat SAD disorder

The last 18 months have been stressful for all in different ways. Stress can sneak up on you. It doesn’t take much to leave us feeling anxious and stressed—it could be as simple as feeling busy at work, or just feeling like you don’t have enough time in the day to get everything done.

Leading paint brand Valspar has partnered with TrendBible and The Sleep Charity to launch their new offering, The Colour Effect. The range of inspiring palettes, together with colour selection advice, aims to help customers combat common issues such as stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and sleep disruption.

When we’re feeling anxious and overly stressed, we need both physical and mental space to decompress and take some time for ourselves. Softly faded and cool greyed colours rooted in the natural world, create the perfect environment for us to practice mindfulness, taking a mental pause and quietly focusing on self-care.

Ros spoke to leading applied colour psychology expert Justine Fox and psychotherapist and nurse Lindsay George.

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