Can colourful umbrellas make you happier?

Rainy days tend to be grey. Grey days tend to make you feel less energetic and unhappier. There is of course no scientific proof that colourful umbrellas make you happier but it is definitely worth a try. Colours evoke different feelings, and they can affect your mood and emotions. On a gloomy, rainy day, try one of the colourful umbrellas below to lighten up your mood.

Try one of these colourful umbrellas to boost your feeling of happiness

Yellow Umbrella

To no surprise yellow is on the top of the list. Yellow like the warming sun, the cute little baby chicks, ripe lemons in the lemon tree or why not sunflowers in full bloom. The yellow colour can give you a feeling of warmth and bright. It makes you feel happy and spontaneous. But be careful not to use too much yellow at the same time as it is a very strong colour. We can almost guarantee that for the most gloomy, rainy days there is nothing better than to hide under a bright yellow umbrella to lift your spirit or why not a compact umbrella with a reflective stripe.

A yellow umbrella in the sky
Yellow umbrella to lighten up your day.

Red Umbrella

Red like berries, a loving heart, an apple, a red rose. The colour red makes you feel passionate and is also said to create energy. Energy to make you want to do things to feel happy. Red also is a colour that draws attention. Make yourself visible on a rainy day and take out a large red umbrella, or why not a compact red umbrella with a reflective stripe to make you even more visible. It will make you stand out as well as giving you some extra bounce in your steps.

A compact red umbrella with a black reflective stripe.
Compact red umbrella with a reflective stripe to make you even more visible.

Orange Umbrella

Orange like the finest summer sunset, like the autumn leaves, or like a sweat and ripe mango. This is a colour to make you feel energized, just like red. Orange is also known for creating enthusiasm. Since orange is a warm colour we can recommend using a classic orange umbrella for the more frozen ones or a smaller compact umbrella. Not that it will actually physically warm you but it might at least give you a feeling of warmth and happiness.

Orange classic umbrella
A classic orange umbrella from Rain & Son is a colourful accessory.

Pink Umbrella

Pink like roses, cute flamingos, or sweet cotton candy. For many pink is the colour of romance but it is also a colour of playfulness. Pink can show tenderness and sensitivity. Although rainy days can in thought be romantic, it is quite often not so in reality. But why not soften it up a bit by using a soft pink compact umbrella.

Light pink umbrella hanging on a brick wall.
A light pink compact umbrella from Rain & Son.

Light Blue Umbrella

Light Blue like a crystal clear ocean, the sky after rainfall, or beautiful patters in mosaic. If you like a calming colour that promotes feelings of tranquility, light blue is the colour for you. So why not bring out your light blue umbrella when you need to calm your nerves in heavy rain. Hopefully looking up into a large bright blue umbrella canopy can help your thoughts escape the greyness and land your dreams in a tropical sea.

Light blue umbrella with a wooden handle and wooden stick
A classic blue umbrella to brighten up any day.

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