Nature is inspiring current indoor color trends and design, and it’s not hard to see why. Nature has been shown to reduce stress, increase productivity, and inspire a feeling of calm — all of which we need these days when many of us are working from home more and are feeling anxious about the world around us. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to bring the serenity of the outdoors inside.

Paint with Nature

Use earth tones on walls, trim, or entire spaces to instill a calm, peaceful feeling. Browns, tans, and greens are go-to earth colors, but also consider using gray blues, yellow ochres, and brick reds. Think about the colors you see at your favorite outdoor place. If you love the beach, paint your walls an ocean blue with a sand-colored trim. Can’t get enough of the mountains? Paint walls in a grey or green.

For more outdoor color inspiration, visit Sherwin Williams’ website. They’ve just announced Urbane Bronze as their 2021 color of the year. This beautiful earth-toned neutral will pair well with other warm, neutral colors in your home. You can see what it looks like on walls and trim by using their color visualizer.

living room with walls painted in blue

Design with Nature

Any type of paint or design that connects us to the natural world is called biophilic. Biophilic design has become popular in the past few years, and has been used in huge commercial structures, homes, and offices to bring nature into these man-made spaces. For instance, you might see a wall of greenery installed in the lobby of an office complex, or an entire wall of glass in a living room, creating the feeling of the outdoor landscape being part of the room.

Let Nature Inspire Your Look

There are easy ways to bring the calm, serene feel of nature to your indoor space. Arrange live plants on the desk of your home office, in your kitchen, and in your living room. Group lots of sun-loving plants in the bright areas of your home. If you have rooms that don’t get a lot of sun, paint the walls in earth tones and hang nature-inspired art.

 succulent plants on a table

Not sure where to start when choosing the right nature-inspired colors for your home? Burlett Painting can help! We work with Sherwin Williams and other high-quality paint stores and can provide you with paint color samples, then can recommend color combinations so you can visualize what the look and feel of your space will be when it’s painted.

Call us, and let’s get started on bringing the beautiful, calm feeling of the natural world into your home!