Blue Monday is around the corner (17th January), which, according to some, is known as the most gloomy day of the year with post-holiday blues and uncertainty about the coming months.
To combat these feelings, leading paint brand Valspar wants us to embrace blue and the positive impact it can have on one’s environment and wellbeing.
“Our environment can have a big impact on our mood including the colour of our surroundings. Blue tones have a biophilic nature and therefore evoke a stress-relieving and mood-boosting atmosphere. Hazy, muted, and softer shades are all grounded in the natural world and encourage us to reflect and take a moment of calm. Whilst fresher more cleaner tones, such as teals and turquoises, encourage more light into a space, boosting serotonin and enhancing positive moods. Instead of feeling blue this January, we want to paint the month blue, helping people to Colour with Confidence and optimise their homes for calm and restoration.”
Will Thompson, Head Of Product Marketing, Valspar Paint
Here are Valspar’s ‘Be(at) the Blues’ palette below, helping reclaim January as a month of colour and confidence:
Tapping into the calming yet cleansing nature of the ocean, Teal Dreams brings a refreshing mood to communal areas and more private spaces such as the bedroom.
The stony hues of this shade are part of the stress-relieving family, creating a tranquil environment to wind down in.
The fresh, rich tones of Copenhagen Harbour transport us right to where its name comes from – the cosy, hygge feeling of a darker shade and the aquatic calm of a Scandinavian harbour.
Far and Wide will revitalise kitchens and study spaces of all sizes, with its breezy freshness and lightness.
True Teal will bring energy and joy to a communal room such as the kitchen or living room.