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What’s in a Paint Color? More than You Think.

Deciding what color to paint the interior of your of office also is an important decision. Researchers tell us that different colors evoke different emotions and can even affect productivity.

The theory that colors can influence an office vibe has been around for a while. And while there are exceptions to every rule, in general, the following colors are said to impact an office – and its workers – in the following ways:

White: As you might expect, white bores most people. Employees and clients alike have a hard time being inspired by the color white.

Black: Luxury and fashion businesses like black because it is elegant and distinctive. When coupled with white accents it can be quite striking.

Green: Want to add a little creativity to your office space? Then green is the way to go. Not only is it believed to spark creativity, it also has been shown to increase productivity.

Red: Research has shown that the color red boosts attention to detail. So if you have employees that perform detail-oriented tasks such as proofreading or editing, it might be a good choice.

Blue: Make your office feel comforting by painting it blue. If you want your workers to feel at home at work – and maybe even stay longer – blue is a good choice. Studies also show that blue can increase productivity.

Orange: If you want your employees to feel enthusiastic and cheery, consider orange. Orange has been shown to bring warmth to a space.

Yellow: Yellow has been shown to cause anxiety in people so probably isn’t a great choice. Further, changes in lighting, including something as simple as a good window washing that allows more sun to shine through the glass – can change the way the color looks. The type of light bulbs you use also might cause the shade of yellow you picked out to look drastically different on your walls.

It’s more than just the color you choose that makes a difference when it comes to your work environment. The saturation level of colors also is a factor. High-saturation colors are bold and bright while colors with low-saturation are faded or muted. The common consensus is that the more saturated a paint color, the more productive and energized the workspace.

While experts can tell you what colors they believe will create the best working environment for your company, in the end, you must decide what works best for you. After all, you are the one that has to look at the color scheme each day, so it’s important it is one that you enjoy!

 

 

Posted By: CITYWIDE JANITORIAL AND DISPOSAL SERVICES INC

Posted on: 05/03/2015
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