Why Your Office Interiors Can Do With Some Colour
It’s been proven time and again that the colour you surround yourself with can have a great impact on your mental state. Both good and bad. So when it comes to your office space, a space where people spend the better half of their day, the kind of colours you choose are very important. Not only will it boost the morale of the team but can also have a major effect on the overall working culture. The right office colour can also say a lot about the office brand. Especially if you work with third parties, your clients could subconsciously make a decision about your brand based on your colour scheme.
The right kind of colour combined with texture is a powerful way of creating the kind of energy you seek in your workspace.
Here are some of the top reasons why colours matter. You don’t have to paint the office all over again, but pops of colour here and there can make a huge difference.
COLOURS AND THE MIND
If you decide to colour it up, don’t just stick to your favourite colour, but do some research on how different colours make people feel. For example, the colour red has been shown to boost performance. Some other colours like turquoise and green make people feel calmer. It all depends on the kind of work done in your office. If it’s a fast paced work space then you need calming colours, or maybe you need a colour like green which is known to boost creativity in people. A university of Texas study has shown that grey, beige and white interiors in a work space caused people to feel sad and depressed, especially women.
The right kind of colour can greatly affect productivity, creativity and communication as well. Who doesn’t want a harmonious environment at work? While colours cannot handle everything, they sure can be a huge contributing factor towards making sure people feel calmer, and act more amenable towards each other.
If you add a pop of colour to an otherwise neutral setting, then it can also transform the place into a more social and high energy space. It all depends on how you do it. The colours you choose, where you place them and the amount.
So what do different colours mean? Yellow, when used in moderation, leads to a high energy workspace and quite literally works like a ray of sunshine uplifting the mood and creating a positive energy. Only in bursts though and not an overwhelming amount, which will actually end up doing quite the opposite.
If the office has a younger demograph then orange is a great choice. It represents happiness, and is a colour which is known to attract young people. It also shows determination. Think orange chairs, accessories, or a splash of this colour on the walls.
You can also choose whether you want an accent colour or let the colour be the main feature. Introducing multiple colours is also an option. This will brighten up the office and cheer up the employees and you have the benefit of the effects of two bold colours at the same time. Just do your research and make sure they complement each other both aesthetically and in terms of their effects on people.
Want to turn your office space into one that inspires innovation?