Have you ever experienced a feeling of sudden calmness when surrounded by shades of blue? According to the experiments of American colourist Faber Birren, blue is considered beneficial to the mind and body, and has been shown to help balance hormones, lower breathing rates, slow down the metabolism and reduce blood pressure.

So if you have a fast-paced life or simply need to de-stress, why not try starting your day in a room filled with soft, shades of tranquil blue like sky or duck egg blue? You may just find that blue helps to bring you inner peace.

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