The Asian style shares a variety of looks, including design elements from Japan, China, Vietnam, Thailand, and many others. Highly-stylized and carved furnishings with handpainted designs are commonly used. Natural materials such as woven grass, bamboo, water features, and stones are also used in order to create a relaxing environment. Colors are very symbolic and vary from culture to culture, and they often include vibrant reds, black, warm greens, bold blues, and sunny yellows. Lighting is another important design element for this style, and is often seen using natural light with natural fiber window shades.