As the calendar flips to the third Monday of January, the term “Blue Monday” looms over us, often heralded as the gloomiest day of the year. This day is said to bring a perfect storm of post-holiday blues, dark winter days, and abandoned New Year’s resolutions. However, if you weren’t already aware, it is nothing but pseudoscience. Blue Monday originated in 2005 as a PR tactic by a travel company to boost holiday bookings. While its validity as the “most depressing day of the year” may be questionable, it serves as a useful conversation starter to address genuine mental health challenges, especially during the challenging winter months marked by darkness and cold. At Boaz Studio, we believe that the spaces we inhabit play a pivotal role in influencing our mood and mindset. In this journal post, we explore how interiors can evoke positivity.
Harnessing the Healing Power of Colours
Colours have a profound impact on our emotions and well-being. Instead of succumbing to the alleged “blues” of Blue Monday, let’s infuse spaces with uplifting hues. Consider tones of yellows, oranges, and reds for a sunny disposition or invigorating greens to connect with nature. Enhance the vibrancy of these colors by pairing them with muted or neutral tones, allowing them to shine.
Cornwall’s breathtaking and unique landscapes provide endless inspiration for integrating nature into interior spaces. Incorporating natural elements, such as sustainable materials, indoor plants, and artwork, can have a transformative effect. Natural eco materials are our favourite products to work with. Natural materials create a connection to nature, promoting a sense of well-being and reducing stress. Many natural materials have inherent breathability, allowing air circulation and moisture absorption, which creates healthy indoor environments. They also provide comfort and tactile satisfaction, enhancing the overall sensory experience within a space.