Colors define moods, culture and often communicate emotion; this is vital in the workplace. The office is a main location for conducting business. The office is where production is done, and where negotiation often occurs with clients. If you have an office and are confused about what colors to apply to the interior to create an engaging and productive feel, then you have come to the right place. Here, we will consider the emotional and psychological parameters which should be considered when choosing office color schemes. This list also features color selections for mixes and combinations with explanation on the psychology behind those colors.
Gentleman’s Gray: Three things about this color, it is soft and warm, it communicates confidence and is not necessarily gender sensitive. For offices which are focused on customer satisfaction, and meeting unisex needs, this color is a great option. To combine it with another color, you may consider light blue or plain white. Together, they give a strong sense of relevance, a feeling of comfort and no references to gender dichotomy.
Blue and Green Hues: Blue and green shades communicate a feeling of tranquility and warmth. The colors inspire relaxation and encourage the feeling of homeliness. These shades are often considered by psychologists and shrinks, generally because of the calming effect the color has on anyone in its presence.
Green evokes a kind of soothing feeling which oscillates between balance and harmony, which is often associated with the natural environment. This color scheme also encourages spurts of creativity and encourage productivity because when the mind is relaxed enough, it can functional optimally. In the workplace, this color would inspire in staff to feel relaxed enough to speak freely and think clearly.
Orange, Red and Yellow: these colors inspire and encourage high energy individuals and is good for creative agencies. The colors are loud and when properly combined with each other or with other colors, can inspire creativity and have an uplifting effect on employees and clients/visitors. Red communicates a feeling of zest, yellow communicates a sharp contrast in the visual aesthete of an environment while orange is the cool reminder that everything bright is beautiful. The combination of these colors bring out the glow in an office space.
Grey and White: Most people consider grey and white to be bland, uninteresting and dull colors. Even, grey is often used to communicate dullness and monochromatic environments or settings. However, these colors can be used effectively to give your office space the feeling of seriousness, and at the same time, a feeling of friendliness and a calm welcoming feel. Together, these colors would give a corporate firm a regal look as well as an inviting feel.
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