The chaos of the city living and the lack of privacy and space, develop a strong need for a more mindful approach to decorating. Designing for well-being is on the rise as homemakers now have a good grasp on the impact that the color, layout, furniture and material choices can make in their day to day lives.
Urban dwellers now see their homes as retreats. Places where they attend to their holistic sense of well-being while catering their deepest creative yearnings.
“The pandemic has spurred a feeling of unrest, grief, and anxiety among consumers, says Dee Schlotter PPG Paints senior color marketing Manager, who are now craving colors that instill a sense of reassurance and comfort. We will expect to see more biophilic design—a gravitation toward hues and decor that mimic the sensation of being in nature—in city-dwellers’ spaces in particular. “These colors promote internal peace in an age where mental and physical well-being are critical,” she says.
And while the request for a more natural environment and materials inside the home continues to gain traction, appealing humane and sensorial features and gaining their way to the general public.
THE BIOPHILIC DESIGN COLLECTION
Our biophilic design focused emphasizes the environment that can reduce stress, improve cognitive function and creativity, improve our well-being and expedite healing; as the world population continues to urbanize, these qualities are ever more important.
The right side of the brain is associated with creativity, intuition, visualizing, emotions and daydreaming, among other things. Most of us don’t use it enough because we’re socialized to be logical and rational, thinking in terms of rules, goals, planning and structure.
Art & photography can wake us up from the dream we normally live in. It can shock us into the present moment, and does this without having to try too hard.