Looking to add a seasonal splash of colour to your spring dishes? In this post Hayley Baddiley from the ceramics and homeware brand Denby shares her top tips for bringing spring shades to the dining table.
There are so many things to love about spring, from the days becoming sunnier to the nights finally becoming shorter. But one of the best things by far is the season's gorgeous light colour palette, which is always welcome after the darker shades of winter. There are a number of ways to enjoy the colours of spring, like adding the shades to your wardrobe or introducing them into your home interiors. Something that’s sometimes overlooked is adding them to our diets.
Adding colour to our dishes is more important than many of us realise. Naturally colourful foods tend to be packed full of vitamins and minerals. This is part of the reason why the Mediterranean diet is so good for us: it's filled with brightly coloured fruits and vegetables.
And it isn't just about the nutrients colourful foods contain, but how they make us feel. Colour has been found to impact how we experience the flavour of foods (The Colour Group
). It's also been discovered that different shades can even impact our appetites, with red and yellow making us hungrier, and blue and pink suppressing our appetite (Colour Meanings
So how exactly can you introduce colour to make your dishes both look and taste better? Read on for my top tips for adding colour to your springtime meals.