Research has shown that we instantly feel revitalised after spending even just a short time outdoors. Connecting to the living world around us, whether it’s a forest hike or a brief stroll, creates an instant sense of wellbeing.

If you want to bring the outdoors into your very own home, you could try painting your walls green. Bold, vibrant shades like emerald, apple and teal will energise and awaken the senses, while muted greens like olive, sage and celery will soothe and calm.

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