Biophilic design is a concept used to emphasize human adaptations to the natural environment, essentially connecting people with nature. Using natural resources to create a sense of harmony between modern design and architecture with the natural world is becoming increasingly popular. This is being done in the home by maximizing natural light, using plants, and incorporating natural-inspired colors and materials.
Linking the indoor and outdoor space is a clever way to make the home feel bigger while also inviting the calming energy and natural outdoor materials inside. It has been said that biophilic design can reduce stress, improve creativity and cognitive function, and improve wellbeing.
In addition to bringing in house plants and flowers, an easy way to introduce biophilic design into the home is with earth-toned, nature-inspired, natural stone choices such as Explosion Black granite, Marine Blue Quartzite, Daino Reale marble, or an onyx whose veins mimic the organic patterns of the earth.
These materials go well in a natural lit kitchen or bath space and definitely jive with other natural elements such as wood and textures.