As I scroll through my newsfeed, I see many posts that are irritation-provoking, anger-inciting, and rage-roiling. Sometimes I shift from room temperature to boiling point in a snap. That’s when I know that I have to exit social media for a while, go do some oms to get back into balance, or walk around the block to shake off some negative emotions.

There are times though when I see something nice, like photos or videos of really yummy food, cats and dogs, babies, funny Tiktok videos, new online food delivery stores, easy recipes, free movies, concerts, workshops, good or corny jokes, serious or corny quotations, and nice stories from friends.

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One of the things that caught my eye were these athleisure outfits from Adidas through, I was immediately infatuated with the delicious, relaxing colors of blush and light neutrals. It calmed me down…a bit. The color palette reminded me of two palettes from Boysen Color Trends.


The ENLIGHTEN color palette from Boysen Color Trend 2019 is spot-on, with the addition of dark neutrals to give depth to the selection. However, the vibe it gives is Just as rosy, just as delicious as the sportswear. The serenity and warmth that the colors bring are very much welcome in these aggressive times.ENLIGHTEN Palette from Boysen Color Trend 2019 | MyBoysen

Not only do we have to contend with the coronavirus, but we also are looking at whether we still have work or the means to earn a decent living, whether we have enough resources for our children to join the blended learning approach or homeschooling, or how we are going to be affected by the many political decisions being taken today. Social, political, economic—matters in these areas have great impact on our lives.

But one thing that we have under control is ourselves, Peace of mind will be possible but it will require great discipline. So let’s do what needs to be done to bring us equanimity and calm—meditate, eat chocolate, read a book, pray, do some stretches, go for a walk, watch a feel-good movie or a concert, help someone else, champion a cause…

BE YOU Palette

The other Boysen color palette that I thought of when I saw the Adidas outfits is the BE YOU palette of Boysen Color Trend 2018, another favorite paint palette from all those created since 2015.

BE YOU Palette from Boysen Color Trend 2018 | MyBoysen
Disclaimer: These colors may not exactly match actual paint

Colors affects our moods and emotions, even behaviors. The pinkish tones of Strange Brew and Skin Is In emit a loving and nurturing feel. Private Stocka light taupe, is a warm color that imparts warmth and contentment. The cool colors of Blue for You, New Breed, and Bluegrass Suite bring a calm and tranquil vibe.

See for yourself in this video what I mean by relaxing and comforting. Having these colors in your space will give you a feeling of stability and security, something we all need right now in these very turbulent times.

Pegs for Inspiration

A reader asked me once to add more ‘picspirations’.  Here are some which show how the colors can work in different spaces. There is also one with tableware which looks so chic that I had to add it here.


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Key Takeaway

If colors will help you zap the heebie-jeebies brought about by this pandemic and lighten your feeling about all the difficulties that the quarantine brings, then paint your walls at home with the hues of the ENLIGHTEN or the BE YOU palette. Surround yourself with colors that bring peace and serenity to give you a feeling of ease and help you face the trials that we all have to go through each day.

Keep in mind the survival-of-the-fittest phrase made famous by Darwin. He said that those who are best adjusted to their environment have the best chances of survival. So pray for resilience, not brute strength.

If you want to get the Boysen colors above, just visit any of our Boysen Mix and Match Stations. For your technical questions, call (02) 8363-9738 local 417 to 418 during office hours.



Annie is the Managing Editor of Let it B | MyBoysen Blog. An unrepentant workaholic, she runs this blog and her own company Talking Lions ( She thrives on collaborating with people who are good at what they do, and working together with them to create something special. Annie learned interior styling while managing her own wholesale business in the Netherlands, importing high-end, handmade home furnishings to stock four outlets and a showroom in the country.

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