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 aid negative feelings. Nevertheless, green is also said to promote concentration. That is 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, such as conference rooms and classrooms, where people benefit from mental clarity.

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

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