Colour has a significant impact on our outlook and can fundamentally alter how we respond to space, with different shades and colour combinations provoking different moods, emotions, and feelings. According to colour psychologist, Dr David Lewis 80 % of UK office workers believe that colour can affect their mood.
Using the right colour palette can drastically alter the dynamics of your team. Offering a mix of agile and flexible workspaces in a variety of colours can be a powerful communication tool and can be used to signify different actions within your workspace.
According to a study conducted at the University of Central Lancashire, workplace colour can influence employee performance and productivity.
Colour in the workplace can be introduced in lots of different ways – from furniture to feature walls – so what do different colours could work for your workplace?
Blue is known to help stimulate the creative juices and is frequently found to have a relaxing and calming effect.
Neutral colours can be very appropriate for many office environments because they are softer and more relaxing. In waiting rooms or other client access areas, colours like beige, pale grey, or ivory work well.
Yellow is known to represent feelings of happiness. This is a good paint colour for creative businesses or departments within businesses looking to increase creative productivity.
Red elicits the strongest emotions of any colour; it can evoke a sense of urgency and encourage productivity, but it can also induce feelings of anger and anxiety, so use with caution.
If you want a calm, reassuring, and tranquil office, green may be the colour for you. As a soothing, relaxing colour, it improves stability and endurance. It is frequently associated with renewal and growth, and it promotes optimism, hope, and balance.
Orange is often described as an energetic colour, and adding some pops of orange to the office could perk things up. Orange, physiologically, inspires and creates enthusiasm.
What colour impacts your mood?
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