The close link between pale, soft greens and nature means the colour is often perceived as a soothing shade that helps to alleviate stress and counteract negative feelings. But green has also been said to promote concentration. That’s why theatres and TV studios have a ‘green room’, a place where performers can retreat to relax before their next appearance. In fact, if you take notice, green is a popular colour choice for spaces where people benefit from mental clarity, such as conference rooms and classrooms.

Consider using green in your home in areas where a calm, focused mind is needed, like the study. Perhaps pale sea green walls in your home office might inspire your next stroke of genius.

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