Need to relax? Try a touch of blue

Blue is believed to have a beneficial effect on your mind and body.

Have you ever suddenly felt calm when you were surrounded by shades of blue? According to the experiments of American colourist Faber Birren, blue is beneficial to the mind and body. It can balance hormones, lower breathing rates, slow down metabolism and reduce blood pressure.

So if you have a fast-paced life or simply need to de-stress, why not start your day in a room filled with soft, shades of tranquil blue like sky or duck egg blue? A little blue paint may just help you find inner peace.