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Blue: Seeing the colour blue actually causes the body to produce chemicals that are calming;but that isn't true of all shades of blue hence some subtle shades can be used to create thismeditative atmosphere.Green: Shades of green can also be used as it is known to be a calming colour. Light shadesof green can be used to create calming rooms because they are found to be calming topatients.Brown: This colour is most associated with the natural and organic. With the brown colour,you can induce a feeling of naturalness and comfort to your space. It can be used in interiorsadd depth and warmth and create the welcoming ambience.Yellow: Yellow is associated with laughter, happiness and good times. A person surroundedby yellow feels optimistic because the brain actually releases more serotonin (feel goodchemical in the brain) when around this colour. Shades of yellow can be used in areas ofsocial gatherings to bring out the optimistic ambience.White: White the colour of purity, innocence and peace is important especially in the creationof airy spaces. It also gives a quiet and pure feeling hence will work for creating relaxingspaces (Papachristos, Tselios &Avouris, 2005).Natural scentsNatural scents can be used to inform the creation of a calming ambience at Le-Voyage. Thiscan be done using the use of natural scented fresh flowers, natural scented herbs, naturaldecorative pine cones and natural oil scents diffusers. These can be put indoors to freshen therooms. The aim is to create an aromatic experience that reminds people of naturalenvironments. Our sense of smell is closely linked to the parts of the brain responsible forprocessing emotion. The scents we inhale have an immediate and profound impact. Just asmentioned in chapter four some of the scents that can be used are: Lavender, Bergamot,Sandalwood, Tangerine, Jasmine, Vanilla, Rose and Lilac.
54PlantsThe whole idea of Biophilic Design is to link up the interiors and the outdoor naturalenvironment. For this reason incorporating green plants in the interiors is importantespecially since they help in cleaning the air, hence creating a fresh atmosphere and evencreate a relax feel. This can be done by strategically positioning potted plants in the interiorsor using creative vertical gardens on the walls. Vertical gardens can work well with loungeand dining areas.Figure 5-4 Potted Plants, Figure 5-5 Interior Vertical Garden, Figure 5-6 IncorporatingGreen Plants in Dinning settingsImage Sources: Pinterest.comFlowers can also be used to spice up the plant collection and bring out a happy ambience. Asmentioned in chapter four flowers also help in improving people‘s moods and reduce thelikelihood of stress-related depression. These can be positioned on dining tables, counter topsin bathrooms and tables, dressing tables in the en suite rooms.

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