Warm colors, such as red, yellow and orange are more energizing than their cool counterparts. That’s because, according to research at the Eiseman Center for Color Information & Training, they’re attention grabbing- which activates our brain circuitry. So, what is your best bet for a dreary day’s attire? “Orange,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “It’s a blend of red, which is adrenaline producing in the viewer, and yellow, which reminds us of the sun and feelings of exuberance.”
Not your best color? Try sneaking orange into your wardrobe through colorful accessories such as jewelry, socks or scarves. What about orange sticky notes? Or even better yet, keep an orange on your desk and then enjoy it as your afternoon snack.