If you find that the 9 to 5 stress of working a job day in and day out is getting to you, think about redoing your home in peaceful hues. Sometimes the urban life can get quite overwhelming and it's nice to have a restful place to return to at the end of the day.
Earthy tones can help bring nature into a home in a relaxing way to help nurture a body and mind that are overstressed. Most people find that the colours in nature bring a certain calming harmony into the household. When you're working with subdued tones, it can resonate with your appreciation for nature and everything that goes along with it.
In order to figure out the best tones and hues that would personally inspire you the most, imagine yourself in a part of the world where you'd love to be. Do you find yourself on the top of a mountain looking down at the awe-inspiring nature below? If so, write down the colours that you are seeing and their tones as best you can. As well, hold on to the thought that you have envisioned so that you can draw on it when it's time to pick out the new materials for your home.
A lot of the new colours this year that have been introduced by the paint companies embrace natural tones. The 2014 colour palette introduced by Sico, for example, has a combination of natural looks that run from saturated pastels to energetic browns.
This year, when you're considering a renovation job, think about the possibility of returning back to nature in your own home. Take some inspiration from the beautiful gardens in your neighborhood, the amazing mountains that surround us and the incredible natural places around the world that offer a rainbow of colours that only true nature could introduce.