It’s a well-known fact that different colors influence mood, behavior and feelings. All colors have a psychological affect on everyone, whether you’re aware of it or not. People also make different decisions and choices based on the color of their immediate environment. The colors you choose for your business help with the behavior of your employees and clients alike.
Color choice should play an important role in decorating an office space in particular, because of the impact it has on employee’s productivity rate, interaction with other co-workers and on the general mood of everyone in the work place. There are different ways to play with color tones and accents to get the effect desired, but there is one steadfast rule to remember when decorating; over-use of any one color has a negative, and sometimes, an opposite effect than what was originally desired. That being said, here are some tips on choosing a color for an office to bring about the most positive working environment for your business:
- Strong, bright colors of any shade will energize, whereas the softer shades of pastel will calm and soothe.
- Blue’s and green’s aid in decision-making, and it’s also good for keeping a calm atmosphere.
- Subdued orange and peach create a warm, welcome feeling; a great choice for lobbies and reception areas, but it can create a chatty feeling in a workplace.
- Too much yellow can cause more anxiety in a stressful workplace, but small amounts can increase productivity.
- Using too much red can cause aggressive type feelings.
- Turquoise creates a creative, communicative atmosphere.
- To balance out the effect of any color, use a color that compliments it, i.e., blue with yellow, red with green, etc.
If you place to upgrade your work place with privacy panels or custom extenders, Obex Panel can help you with any color scheme you choose. From custom panels to the many fabrics and colors that are already in stock, Obex will be happy assist you with choosing the right product to satisfy your needs.
To see how Obex can save you time and money with easy-to-install extenders and panels, please feel free to contact us.