The Power of Colour: Wearing Living Coral Makes Me feel Happy!

Lets face it January and February are the dullest and greyest (is that an adjective?) of all the UK winter months. No wonder we all get so excited when the bright yellow daffodils finally emerge, colour! The power of colour should never be underestimated. In fact wearing Pantone’s colour of the year Living Coral, took me by surprise last week. It made me feel cheerful when I wore it!


The Power of Colour: Wearing Living Coral



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PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral: “An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge…”


The Power of Colour: Wearing Living Coral


The power of colour should never be underestimated.  


The Power of Colour:

I believe that colour like our hormones exerts a powerful influence over our lives. Even if you are a fan of black and white, or neutral you are still choosing to relate to certain tones and understanding that you prefer them to other colours/tones/hues or shades. Bright peach or living coral, what ever you decide to call this colour, is warm to look at, natural but not neon, and has an easy affinity with nature, albeit more floral and less greenery…



The Power of Colour: Wearing Living Coral



Living Coral is evocative of how coral reefs provide shelter to a diverse kaleidoscope of colour.  


Living Coral is Already in my Wardrobe:

Surprisingly I found at least four pieces of Living Coral already in my wardrobe. Sharing with you a much loved and well worn jumper from ‘And Other stories’ I will share a sleeveless coral dress with you, also from ‘& Other Stories’ when its warmer!


The Power of Colour: Wearing Living Coral
The Power of Colour: Wearing Living Coral



I bought this knit in the sale last year, I buy winter stuff in the summer sale and summer stuff in the winter sale, then save it to wear for later. I teamed it with a pair Marks & Spencer’s ecru (not white!) wide cut, high waisted, slightly cropped jeans. By the way, I also have these in dark Indigo, both purchased last year. They kept selling out so keep trying !

There are lots of other styles too M&S have great choices in the denim section  



The Power of Colour: Wearing Living Coral



…an old favourite a well worn and much loved over-sized jumper from & Other Stories.  



The Power of Colour: Wearing Living Coral



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1. Similar Colour Knit:
& Other Stories: Cropped knit with cinched ribbing at the bottom hem. Features a ribbed high crew neck.
2. M&S: Ecru High waist Wide Leg Cropped Jeans
These wide leg Marks and Spencer jeans will help you make a true sartorial statement, coming in a cropped style that’s perfect for showing off your favourite boots. The denim offers a vintage rigid look while being made with stretch for added comfort,
3. Similar Brown Suede boots
JD Williams soft suede leather pull-on ankle boots with block heels. These are the perfect pair of boots to wear with your favourite denim or with a dress for a boho look.



4 Old Colour posts you may have missed

Pantone Ultra Violet I will be wearing it in 2018 will you?

Lem Lem Annie Sloan’s new Colour on my little Moroccan Stool

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Clothes from last Season I Will be wearing again this year



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  1. I love your look here Ashley! I wasn’t sure about living coral at first but LOVE it now! Your jumper looks so cosy. Have a wonderful weekend. Love your photo widget above that number tags the clothes – brilliant! xx

    • Ashley
      24/02/2019 / 12:01

      Hello Maria and yes I too wasn’t sure about it, but to my suprise I had quite a few pieces in my wardrobe already!
      Ashley x

  2. 22/02/2019 / 10:58

    Color makes me happy! I love the bright and cheery aspect of it. Your coral sweater is beautiful and really suits you! It has me dreaming of Spring.


    • Ashley
      22/02/2019 / 11:39

      Maureen hello and thank you for the lovely compliment!
      I am longing for spring these days

  3. 22/02/2019 / 07:39

    It really suits you! The color is so soft and spring ish! Beautiful!

    • 22/02/2019 / 10:21

      Thank you Nancy wait till you see the dress I have had it for years !
      Bestest Ashley x

  4. 22/02/2019 / 05:30

    Great styling of that salmon sweater. Love the look. Thanks for sharing!

    • 22/02/2019 / 10:21

      Thank you Nicole I’m loving this years colour of the year !

    • Ashley
      21/02/2019 / 18:00

      Hi Jill you are very kind to say so thank you very much, I do enjoy wearing shades such as these.
      Have a super week, I hope the sun is shing for you?
      bestest wishes
      Ashley x

  5. 21/02/2019 / 08:04

    The colour certainly suits you m’dear. I’m liking the Pantone colours this year. I love the jumper paired with the gloves. hey look great together xx

    • 21/02/2019 / 16:24

      Thank you L I needed those gloves ! Xx