When it comes to office design, a color can be so much more than just a matter of aesthetics. Nobody wants to work in a space where they’re surrounded by drab, boring colors, but the colors you choose can actually have an influence on productivity and the moods of your employees. It can also be used to help reflect your brand identity and reinforce your company culture.
Need some ideas about how to use color around the office? Here are a few ideas to help you get started.
If you want your office to have a calm and relaxing vibe, blue and green are excellent colors to consider. Research into color psychology has shown that since both blue and green are associated with nature, they’re very effective at creating an atmosphere that helps people feel relaxed, rejuvenated, and more productive. Whether it’s on the walls, on the furniture, or part of other decorations, blue and green make for a welcome addition to an office.
If you have a fun and playful company culture, why not think outside the box with the ways you use color around the office? In this space, we got to work in some great touches of bright colors that bring a vibrant touch to the office. We love the different colors on the desk partitions and carpet tiles. The lounge area with all those pillows not only helps brighten up the space, but it also puts a unique spin on the whole concept of an office lounge.
Worried that an office with white walls or neutral colors might be boring? No problem! Try breaking things up by adding some smaller touches of color around the space to add visual interest. Accent walls and brightly colored furniture are great ways to work in some brighter colors without completely overwhelming the area.
Red is a very powerful color so a lot of people are afraid to use it in the office, but when used in moderation, it can absolutely work. Red can have a very energizing effect on people and since cafes are places people head when they need to take a break and recharge for a little bit, they’re a great place to add some touches of red. Even though red is just used as an accent color in this space, it adds a lot of interest without ever being too much.
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