Yellow can be a divisive colour when it comes to nail polish (suffice it to say that yellow doesn’t have the healthiest connotations as regards your fingertips), but you might just be missing out on a little perk-me-up by passing over this honeyed hue.
Hear us out. Research has demonstrated that colour wields a powerful influence over your state of mind, behaviour, stress levels, and even heart rate and metabolism. Warm colours such as red and orange summon optimism, vitality, excitement, and aggression, while cool colours such as blue and purple bring forth feelings of calmness, stability, and sadness. Yellow, as a high-energy colour, tends to evoke cheerfulness, confidence, clarity, and concentration, making it the ideal shade to look to if your spirits needs some lifting.
All that to say, adding a small pop of yellow to your everyday, like with your nail polish, can go a long way as a mood booster. And goodness knows we could all use more of that nowadays.
To that end, we’ve rounded up six vibrant polishes you can try out at home, from soft lemon to bold marigold.