Colour yourself smart with orange

Could orange really give your brain a boost?

No doubt about it, orange is a power colour. Some theorists believe that when you’re around the colour orange, you increase the oxygen going to your brain, which stimulates mental activity. Some also believe that orange encourages conversation and decreases shyness.

If bold orange walls aren’t your style, a subtle orange colour is just as successful in creating a stimulating, sociable environment. You can try earthy hues like rust orange, ochre, vermillion and mahogany or softer shades such as coral, orange rose, sunset and saffron. Decorating your work or study space with orange might just boost your intelligence.