Most of us have suspected that the colors we see influence us, but knowledge as to how color affects mood has gotten quite precise. We’ve all had to wait in a room whose walls were bright yellow and gotten that clammy, uneasy feeling. Well, scientific research has confirmed our suspicions and found that colors, not just yellow, can in fact can influence our emotions and thought patterns in a variety of interesting ways.
How color affects mood has a wide range of practical applications for all sorts of people. It could impact the decisions we make about everything, from clothes that we wear on dates versus what we would choose for job interviews, all the way to the best way ease tensions in a space like a doctor’s office. If you know how to wield color effectively, it becomes a powerful tool that can be used to create any emotions and atmospheres that you crave.
It makes sense that business leaders would look to use colors to enhance their workspaces, hoping to improve outputs, focus and mood, and to make the workspace somewhere that their employees want to be. Company culture is multifaceted, but is substantially impacted by intentional office design. Your company values, mission, and attitudes are reflected in your office space, which is important for making an immediate impression on employees, clients, and other visitors.
If you haven’t been prioritizing office design, it may be time to start. It’s what’s going to take your company from idle to innovative and keep you ahead of competitors.
Here are some ideas of how workplace designers can use color schemes to improve office culture and function.
Paint your welcome area YELLOW.
Sunny shades resembles solar energy and make all who enter feel cheerful, calm and concentrated. It’s a great way to welcome people into your space and to beckon positive energy inwards.
Keep yellow out of confined spaces where too much of it can inspire a “spaced out” feeling.
Use BLUE for all your positive needs.
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