Biophilic design is something we may not know the name of, but many of us incorporate it into our lives without realising it and since the pandemic, it’s become more and more evident.
Practically speaking it’s how we reconnect to nature. Being in your garden or the collection of potted plants around the house can give enormous joy – these are things that are the building blocks of Biophilia – the love of nature.
Biophilic spaces and this contact to nature has proof behind it – not only does it prove to make us happier, but it also reduces stress and enhances creativity and our well-being. Greens used in the home have a massive impact – vibrant greens with cooler tones are uplifting, while you can’t go wrong with a sage green, soft on the eye that sends out an immediate calming vibe.
Colour combinations can lend themselves to how we respond to them:
For example, yellow and green are harmonious colours being next to each other on the colour wheel – it can evoke Spring and freshness especially if you pair them with a crisp white. While pink and green are opposite on the colour wheel are complimentary – this can be impactful or calming depending on the proportions they’re used in and also the saturation of the hues.
Trying to keep natural light flooding in and the choice of materials you use is important too, it’s all about the tactile quality and our emotional responses to them. Linens, cottons, bamboo, cork and even grass cloths for the walls – the wealth of natural materials out there can help bring harmony to your home.