Nearly half of people in the UK associate the colour yellow with happiness, Note Beauty survey shows.
In the lead-up to Blue Monday – the third Monday in January that is considered to make people more prone to low mood due to various factors such as poor weather conditions, debt level and failing to act on your New Year’s resolutions – Note Beauty surveyed 1,000 Brits to discover which colour makes people the happiest.
While yellow has come on top as the definite winner with 39% of respondents associating this colour with happiness, there was less agreement about which colour follows as the runner-up. The overall results suggest pink with 14% respondents opting for it, followed by green with 13%. However, these colours differ depending on gender and age.
For example, 18.6% of male respondents voted for green as the second colour they associate with happiness, followed by blue (17%). On the other hand, 19.6% female respondents consider pink to be their second happiest colour, followed by orange (8.3%).
When it comes to age differences, green comes second for 35-44 year-olds and 55-64 year-olds, with over 16% backing this colour, while 18-24 and 45-54 year-olds are more into blue with 13% and 15% opting for this colour respectively.
To uncover why yellow is the colour most commonly associated with happiness, Note Beauty consulted Momtaz Begum-Hossain, colour expert who said: ‘For a long time, yellow was categorised as the colour that was only relevant during spring or Easter representing new beginnings but if you’re open-minded you’ll start to see that it’s a colour that deserves year-round appreciation.
‘It’s the shade that most sparks creativity so if you get a mental block when you’re trying to solve a problem, seek out some yellow to help you spark some new ideas – a glass of pineapple juice could be just what you need.’
Black has been voted as the colour that is the least associated with happiness with only 0.4% respondents opting for it.
While some may find Blue Monday equally easy or hard to deal with like any other Monday, there is no doubt that surrounding yourself with yellow details will spark some joy in you.
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